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NDP Rules Out Nana Konadu Rejoining NDC

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NDP Rules Out Nana Konadu Rejoining NDC

The National Democratic Party (NDP) says Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings will not rejoin the National Democratic Congress (NDC) again.

According to the NDP, the exit of Mrs Rawlings from the opposition NDC is ‘final and forever’.

There have been countless calls for the NDC to get the former First Lady back into their fold but the loudest voices are those from the family members of the NDP Founder.

The calls take the form of an appeal to get the NDC to take the initiative to get her back.

The freshest of such calls was from her own daughter, Dr Zanetor Rawlings, Member of Parliament (MP) for Korle Klottey who appealed to the NDC during her late father’s one-year memorial when she asked the NDC to take steps to bring the NDP founder back into the NDC.

Ahead of the above call, former President Jerry John Rawlings also at NDC’s congress held in Kumasi at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, prior to his unfortunate demise, called on the former First Lady to come back to the party to help ensure peace in the party.

But Speaking to Nana Aba Anamoah in an interview, Nana Konadu explained that the conviction with which she was attached to the NDC is missing and that she is currently with the party she had joined.

“You join something with a conviction and when that conviction is lost, you need to excuse yourself because if you stay it is your own problem,” she said.

She categorically stated that she didn’t hear her husband and that she will never make a u-turn.

She said after her toil to make the NDC what it is today, the party has been taken over by thieves and that is a major reason why she will never go back to the party.

As if that was not enough, a statement issued November 14, 2021, by the NDP General Secretary, Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong, said the Founder of their party will not rejoin the NDC.

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According to the NDP her exit is final and forever.

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“It was a compelling long and hard decision by the NDP founder to give very loud expression to her convictions to the principles of sincerity, honesty and integrity. The background to her decision is glaring from the open conspiracy by her NDC detractors and hawks who held sway after her flagbearership contest with the late President Mills,” it stated.

The NDP believes that such open calls show that NDC leadership is still the same and nothing new has been added.

“Calls from the NDP founder’s family members are ample credence to the freedom of opinion and political affiliation among family members without any antagonism.

“It is, of course, the same reason why the NDP founder, the late beloved President Rawlings, Dr Zanetor (Korle Klottey NDC MP), Yaa Asantewah, Amina and Kimathi, are all watched closely and afar in the best of family harmony.”

The statement categorically indicated that “Let it be said loud and clear that the convictions of the NDP founder in consonance with the NDP policies stand irreconcilable with the orientation in the NDC that sacrificed commitment to sincerity, honesty and integrity.”

It continued to expose how the exit of Mrs Rawlings was not enough for her detractors who undertook subtle moves to destroy all the social infrastructure she had built for womenfolk and grassroots.

They are convinced that: “Indeed by her leadership of the NDP the nation is assured of the pristine grassroots participation in governance with a focus on critical and social infrastructure for national development,” stressing that “the NDP founder’s exit from NDC is final and forever.”

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Nana Addo Bans Ministers From Traveling Abroad

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has placed a one-month international travel ban on his ministers and deputy ministers.⁠

According to a new report by AsaaseNews, travelling is only allowed for medical emergencies. The directive by the President will be the second of its kind since he assumed office as President of the Republic in January 2017.⁠

On 21 June 2018, the president, in a letter signed by his Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei Opare, directed that all foreign travel by ministers, deputy ministers, metropolitan/municipal/district chief executives and heads of government agencies be suspended temporarily with immediate effect.⁠

“Guidelines in respect of future foreign travels aimed at minimising disruption to the government’s domestic work will be communicated to you shortly,” the 2018 directive said.⁠

The reason for this latest travel ban is not readily known.

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E-levy Proceeds Will Create Jobs For Over 11 Million People – Ofori-Atta

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E-levy Proceeds Will Create Jobs For Over 11 Million People - Ofori-Atta

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has said proceeds from the 1.75% E-Levy, proposed in the 2022 budget, would ensure that over 11 million people are employed.

He noted that 58 percent of the country’s population are between 15 and 59 years, which is about 18million people.

“Of this number, 2.4million are in formal employment whilst the remaining 15 million are split between informal and underemployment”, stressing that 11 million people are with no clear path when it comes to employment opportunities.

It was held on the theme: “Building a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Nation; Opportunities for Ghana’s Youth”.

Ken Ofori-Atta contended that “for us as a government, our task is to ensure we extend opportunities to the youth. The consequences of having eleven million people with no clear path, undoubtedly, our recovery efforts hinges on tailored support to provide skills and funding to our young people to pursue their ambition to free them”, indicating that nothing is impossible.

“How do we as a nation move into an entrepreneurial stage to have an opportunity to contribute to national development? How do we reduce our debt and create employment?

How do we take care of our infrastructure and roads so that we open up the country and build good Internet systems to create opportunities for all? Why are we being resistant to the future? We have nothing to fear. Have we as a nation understood the times that we are in and are we ready to sacrifice to move to a whole different level”?

Ken Ofori-Atta emphasized that “When somebody tells you we shouldn’t go there, tell them, give me an alternative for this 11 million people who are at home and not working”.

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I Fear For My Life When I Sit In Chamber Sometimes – Afenyo-Markin

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I Fear For My Life When I Sit In Chamber Sometimes - Afenyo-Markin

Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament, Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin has admitted to living in fear of his life during and after some proceedings in the House.

According to him, some sessions which involve heated debate has sometimes culminated in threats of physical harm and abuse.

Speaking on the News File segment on Joy News, Afenyo-Markin alleged that the recent impasse over the 2022 budget statement has revealed a plot by the minority to physically abuse, Joseph Osei-Owusu who presided over a ruling as the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

“Sometimes I sit in the chamber and I fear for my own life. I fear for my life because one moment we are debating then you threaten someone that I will beat you.

You should call them out. Sam George is apologizing on behalf of the minority and majority, we don’t need you to apologise for us. With all due respect, apologize for your caucus. NPP has been gentle,” he said.

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