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Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta Ignores Korle-Bu Runs To The US For Medical Treatment

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Ken Ofori Atta flies to US for medical treatment

The Minister for Finance-designate Ken Ofori-Atta has left Ghana for the United States to seek medical attention, an official statement from the Ministry of Finance has announced.

Ofori-Atta will be out for a “medical review” and is expected to return after two weeks, the statement added.

“The Ministry of Finance wishes to inform the general public and stakeholders that Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the representative of the president at the Ministry of Finance and Minister-designate for Finance, will travel to the United States of America today for a special medical review,” the statement from the public relations unit of the ministry said.

It added: “After recovering from COVID-19 last December, Ofori-Atta has had medical complications which doctors advise require further interventions not currently available in Ghana.”

Vetting postponed
According to the statement, the leadership of Parliament has been notified of his absence since he was due for vetting on Tuesday 16 February 2021.

“He is expected to be away for two weeks.

Mr Ofori-Atta was scheduled to appear before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, 16 February 2021.

“The leadership of Parliament has been duly notified for a new date to be fixed upon his return,” the statement said.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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What Is Your Problem ? – NDC MP Runs After Sammy Gyamfi For Answers

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Yapei- Kusawgu constituency of the Savannah Region, Hon John Abdulai Jinapor has said that money cannot influence some of them but they were helpless because there is too much-vested interest within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) caucus in parliament.

John Jinapor who was a Deputy Minister of Energy under former President John Dramani Mahama’s government made these comments after an unending confusion in the NDC over the approval of Ministers-designate who the party leadership felt did not merit to be approved after their vetting.

Many members of the NDC are not happy and have publicly lambasted their MP’s and as well accused them of taking bribes before approving the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ministers.

The issue became more serious after the Communications Director for the NDC Sammy Gyamfi in a viral post on Facebook blamed the Speaker Alban Sumana Bagbin, Mohammed Muntaka and Haruna Iddrisu indicating that they superintended the approval for their parochial interest.

But Hon John Abdulai Jinapor came out with his version of what transpired and wrote; “Money can never influence some us but we were helpless. Every nominee you suggested for target, someone from within us was ready to canvass why he or she should be passed”.

He further disclosed; “The problem is that there is too much vested interest in Parliament. Almost every NDC MP had a particular candidate who he/she thought should be shielded”.

He added; “Almost every nominee had a certain support base from within the NDC caucus; Tribal, friendship, business, regional, religious alliances etc”.

The Yapei- Kusswgu MP said; “At point, we were fighting amongst ourselves as to who should be included in the ‘rejection’ list”. The Minority leader then suggested we reject every nominee since we did not even recognise the legitimacy of Akufo-Addo but that was equally resisted”.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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As I Was On My Knees Praying God Asked Me To Tell Mahama This- Prophet Salifu Amoako Reveals A Hidden Secrete

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As I Was On My Knees Praying God Asked Me To Tell Mahama This- Prophet Salifu Amoako Reveals A Hidden Secrete

Bishop Elisha Salifu Amoako, the founder and leader of Alive Chapel International, has stated that former President John Dramani Mahama’s decision to go to court after the 2020 elections was borne-out of false hope provided by some people around him.

“I believe that some people and some lawyers in the NDC did not give Mahama good advice,” he told the media after the Supreme Court ruling on Thursday, March 4, 2021. They pushed Mahama to go to court, assuring him that he would win the case; they gave him hope that the case would be in his favor.”

“Mahama and his legal team were not thorough in their research. I was asking Mahama to accept defeat prophetically, and if he had, the case would not have progressed to this stage, wasting money and time in court,” he added.

He, on the other hand, praised the NDC Flagbearer for going to court rather than creating a ruckus among his supporters over the election outcome.

“As a result, we must applaud President Mahama and the NDC for going to court rather than using machetes to press their demands,” he said. The NDC should be commended for how they managed the 2020 election because they could have wreaked havoc on the nation.

“We cannot claim that Mahama and the NDC made a mistake by going to court to raise their concerns about the 2020 election; it is their legitimate right to do so because the same court has the authority and power to decide the matter.”

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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I Have Sacrificed Enough For The Party- Angry Sammy Gyamfi Speaks

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I Have Sacrificed Enough For The Party- Angry Sammy Gyamfi Speaks

The opposition National Democratic Congress’s National Director of Communications, Sammy Gyamfi, has described his recent scathing criticism of his party’s caucus in Parliament and the Speaker.

Sammy Gyamfi described Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak, and NDC-backed Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin as having betrayed the party for their own selfish interests in a Facebook post last week.

His criticism came in the wake of President Akufo-controversial Addo’s approval of some of his ministerial nominees.

Sammy Gyamfi, responding to his critics on the pro-NDC radio station Power FM, said:

“I fully understand that as a member and leader of the party, you should not address every topic openly. However, those topics, in my view, I shared because of their far-reaching implications for the group, its future, and its base. It might be necessary at times for someone to make a sacrifice. In my humble opinion, I may be wrong because no one wants to step on anyone’s toes or turn a friend into an enemy, but there are times when someone must sacrifice for the greater good,” he said.

“You could see that we were in a position of need, and our goals and everything were dependent on our MPs,” he continued. So we were at a crossroads, on the verge of collapse, and needed something to re-energize us for the four-year reorganization process ahead of us. So, when all our leadership did behind closed doors that I can’t reveal was brazenly and blatantly set aside as a consensus was reached, and you consider the effect on the group, I felt that someone needed to be called out at some point.”

He mentioned that he has no personal grudges against any member of the NDC leadership in Parliament, but that he will continue to support his acts as a well-thought-out act aimed at the NDC’s greater good.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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