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NDC, NPP ‘Connived’ to Steal Achimota Lands – Martin Amidu Alleges

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NDC, NPP ‘Connived’ to Steal Achimota Lands – Martin Amidu Alleges

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu has said both the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party connived to capture the Achimota forest land.

According to him, the consummation of the state capture by a bi-partisan political elite of the natural resources for private profit is the only ‘rational reason acreages of land were released to the said owners – the Owoo Family.

In an article by Martin Amidu, he explained that political elite in both the NDC and NPP are involved in these corruption-related offenses from 2006 to date.

According to him, the Owoo family ‘suddenly emerged’ some almost 6 years after the Rawlings government handed over to the New Patriotic Kufuor government, to petition them for a lease of portions of the Achimota Forest Reserve to the famiy.

Mr. Amidu also said that the success of this initial ‘state capture’ resulted in an agreement to release 90 acres to the family and subsequently emboldened the political elite and their ‘Owoo Family collaborators’ to continue with their petition to the 3rd and 4th NDC governments.

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“The only rational reason for which Three Hundred and Sixty-One point Five Zero acres(361.50 acres) or One Hundred and Forty-Six point Three Zero hectares (146.30 ha) of the Achimota Forest Reserve lands were purportedly released to a phantom Owoo Family under the Forest (Cessation of Forest Reserve) Instrument, 2022 (E.I 144) and the Forest (Achimota Firewood Plantation Forest Reserve) (Amendment) Instrument, 2022 (E.I. 154) by the Akufo-Addo Government is the consummation of the state capture by a bi-partisan Ghanaian political elite of the natural resources of Ghana for private profit of the political elite and their collaborators.

“This is a transaction disgustingly tainted with suspected commission of corruption and corruption-related offences by the political elite in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) Governments from 2006 to date,” the statement read in part.

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The former Special Prosecutor also said that the leakage of the Will of former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John), was an act of God to expose the political elite’s looting of natural resources for their private profit.

“The emergence of the last Will and testament of the late former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, appointed by the Nana Akufo-Addo NPP Government was simply an act of God to expose to the Ghanaian public the opacity of the way the bi-partisan political elite corruptly loot the nations natural resources for their private profit. I have read the ten (10) page press statement signed by the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and listened to his argument on radio on 28 May 2022. They reinforce my belief that the Minister did not appreciate what he was doing when he purported to seek executive presidential approval for the transactions and purported to sign Executive Instruments which could only legitimately be signed by the President himself under the law,” he added.

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Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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I Am Not A Prophet, But This Will Happen In 2024 Election – Twene Jonas Drops Good News For NDC Ahead Of Elections

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I Am Not A Prophet, But This Will Happen In 2024 Election – Twene Jonas Drops Good News For NDC Ahead Of Elections

Social media influencer and political activist Twene Jonas was on fire today following his Facebook live. He is known as one of the social media commentators who always seek for better Ghana.

Twene Jonas speaking has dropped another prophecy ahead of the 2024 election. According to him, he is not a prophet but this will happen in the 2024 election. The New Patriotic Party will lose the election as a consequence of Nana Addo’s failure in power. He has really disappointed Ghanaians and the majority of NPP supporters will vote against the party.He outlines the reasons why the Nana Addo government has failed.
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Firstly, Nana Addo promised to eliminate corruption. After getting the power to lead the country he is even fuelling the corruption in the country. He failed to allow the law to deal with his appointees who are involved in corruption scandals.

He said in his campaign we are sitting on money and we don’t have to feel hungry. Promised to stabilize the economy but now things are beyond the country. He vowed not to visit IMF but now he is running to seek financial help.

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He promised to reduce the unemployment rate in the country by creating jobs. After he established NABCO Ghanaians thought he is on the path to reducing unemployment not knowing it was a scam to get more votes. All this shows that NPP has nothing better to offer the country and Ghanaians need someone else.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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JUST IN: Bloomberg Exposes Akufo Addo’s Government On IMF Bailout; Changes Loan Target From 2 Billion

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JUST IN: Bloomberg Exposes Akufo Addo’s Government On IMF Bailout; Changes Loan Target From 2 Billion

The government will be looking at receiving an amount of $3 billion over three years from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) once an agreement on a programme is reached.

This is according to international news agency, Bloomberg.

The portal reported on its website that the new amount requested as a loan was double the government’s initial target of $1.5 billion.

“Ghana’s government is in talks over a loan of about $3 billion from the International Monetary Fund, according to two people familiar with the matter.

“The amount is double what the West African nation was considering a month ago as it tries to shore up its finances and win back access to global markets. The funding would be provided over three years, the people said, asking not to be identified because the talks are still in progress and public announcements have not been made. Calls to a finance ministry spokeswoman didn’t connect,” Bloomberg added.

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An IMF emailed response to the news outlet also indicated that it was to early to comment on the subject, maintaining that the Executive Board of the Bretton Woods institution ultimately wielded power in determining the programme for Ghana.

“Since negotiations for the program are starting now, it’s too early to comment on the final form the program will take.

“The Extended Credit Facility for low-income countries is the Fund’s main tool for medium-term support for countries facing protracted balance of payments problems, similar to Ghana’s. The duration of such an arrangement is between three to four years, and extendable to five years. The final program is ultimately decided by the IMF’s Executive Board,” an IMF spokeswoman told Bloomberg.

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It will be recalled that the government on July 1 made a U-turn on its strong position of not seeking support from IMF amid an economic downturn.

A team from the IMF arrived in the country on July 6 and engaged Ghanaian authorities for a programme aimed at restoring macroeconomic stability and safeguarding debt sustainability among many others.

Government has continuously maintained that it will negotiate a good deal with IMF.

On Friday, August 5, American credit rating agency, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings pushed Ghana’s debt further into speculative territory, lowering its foreign and local currency sovereign ratings to CCC+/C from B-/B.

According to a report by marketwatch.com, S&P said its outlook for the country remains negative, “reflecting Ghana’s limited commercial financing options, and constrained external and fiscal buffers.”

S&P which is one of the ‘Big Three’ credit-rating agencies, including Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, in their report stated that the “Covid-19 pandemic and the conflict in Russia have magnified Ghana’s fiscal and external imbalances.”

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“There is also demand for foreign currency that has been driven higher by several factors, including nonresident outflows from domestic government bond markets, dividend payments to foreign investors and higher costs for refined petroleum products,” the report added.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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I Doubt You Are Mills’ Brother…Your Language “Stinks”- Lawyer Ampaw Slams Samuel Atta Mills

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I Doubt You Are Mills’ Brother…Your Language “Stinks”- Lawyer Ampaw Slams Samuel Atta Mills

Lawyer Maurice Ampaw has taken Hon. Samuel Atta Mills to the cleaners following his accusations that the government of President Akufo-Addo has used his late brother’s remains for rituals.

The Member of Parliament for Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem told that press that he believes the remains of the late former President John Evans Atta Mills, has been used for rituals by the current government.

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But Lawyer Maurice Ampaw, slammed Hon. Samuel Atta Mills by describing him as someone who speaks language that “stinks”.

He pointed out that the statement from the MP were an insult and an attack on the integrity of government without evidence.

Addressing the issue on Wontumi TV’s  Mmra Ne Abrabo Mu Nsem show, Lawyer Ampaw praised the late former President John Mills as someone who was courteous and spoke with wisdom and humility in his interaction with people but was quick to add that his brother Samuel Mills utterances, were stark contrast to him.

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“I doubt Atta Mills’ blood is in his brother. He is the opposite of him and his language stinks”, Lawyer Ampaw said.

He insisted that “wherever the ghost of Mills is, he would be crying” about his brother’s behavior.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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