Diasporian News of Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Source: David Adu Boahene
The shuttle bus conveying high ranking officials of the National Patriotic Party (NPP) Foreign Branch last week had a stop in Stuttgart to rally behind the inauguration of the party´s regional branch in Baden Württemberg, Germany . NPP Stuttgart has been in existence several years back and had contributed enormously with effective logistic programs as well as financial support to the Osono (elephant) family both at home and the diaspora as a whole.
In his opening remarks, Mr Kwaku Gyinde, the NPP Communication Director , Germany Branch explained to the fully parked audience at the Flamingo Weg Auditorium in Neugereut a suburb in Stuttgart , the initiated policies, especially the Free Senior High School which Nana Addo Dankwa has promised Ghanaians as laudable and workable, contrary to those pessimistic propagating against it. “We promised Ghanaians to establish National Health Insurance Scheme in 2000 and we were able to stick on the promise and delivered the NHIS and many benefitting projects in the country. What is going on in the country after they wrestled power from us? Nothing but politic of lies, mismanagement of our rich resources and uncountable corruptible cases , hence the need to vote them out, eschewing rampant payment of unapproved governmental debts like the case of WOYOME “ Mr Anane Gyinde concluded.
The chairman of the NPP Baden Württemberg , Mr Kwaku Appiah , who served 8years long as the chairperson of African Union here in Stuttgart in his vote of thanks message also seized the opportunity and urged the crowd to inform their families, friends as well as their associates about the NPP introduced comprehensive policies which he thinks is sustainable to move the nation forward in terms of peace, stability and development . “ The NDC government has failed drastically, the economy is deteriorated, fragile and uncontrollable. Corruption has reached its highest index in history and we need competent and reliable men to shape our country into economic recovery, restore hope and recapture our dignified International status, exceptional under the belt of Sahara”. Mr Kwaku Appiah added.
Meanwhile, the president of Ghana and Flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDC) His Excellency His John Dramani Mahama , has however, warned those destroying his reputation to guide their languages . He made a solemn pledged during the launch of NDC Manifesto in the Volta Region that his government would do anything necessary to combat and eradicate corruption if Ghanaians endorse their second term mandate. President Mahama pivoted on a four solid important structures, namely, Building a Strong and Resilient Economy, Investing in People, Delivering a Transparent and Accountable Governance and above all , to speed up Infrastructure and Development. The NDC 2012 Manifesto, according to the incumbent, is to consolidate the Better Ghana Agenda , a legacy of the late Ghanaian President, Prof. John Evan Atta Mills who passed away a decade ago of a cardiac attack.
Defending the issue of corruption alleged by the opposition parties in general quite recently by the Media world, the president of the Republic of Ghana , His excellency John Dramani Mahama rebutted that it is irresponsible behavior when leading political figures make such baseless allegations , and as such has thrown a challenged to appear to any appropriate institutions to defend the insinuated corruptible charges leveled purposely to destroy his good image .
Among the dignitaries who honored the invitations were the Executive members of National Democratic Congress Stuttgart, including Mr. Alexander Anane Okai, and Nana Ankrah Quainoo. Mr. Tunde Sadiq, of African Union-Stuttgart, Nana Addae Owusu, President Brong Ahafo Union , Stuttgart, Representatives of local Church Clergies, Ethnic Union, as well as international Media , namely, Oman Ghana FM, Stuttgart, Sankofa Radio, Stuttgart, Radio Africa Africa Stuttgart, Africa Courier publication, Heidelberg , and Radio Akwaaba FM, Mannheim respectively .
Well, the political heat is on and Ghana has undoubtedly been gripped by a contagious election-fever and all the registered political parties are strategically on the throats of others with dangerous slogans of intimidations, harassment and threats to the highest treason as well as all rough tactics to win the incoming elections. But one thing is clear, no matter how the temperature rises the winners are the Ghanaian voters and that is why the very voice calling for peace should be solemnly respected and welcome. In his key notes that also end as a closing remarks of the inauguration, Mr Dwamena Yeboah the chairperson of the NPP Germany Chapter ,cautioned all his political colleagues both in government and those eventually to be enlisted in legislation to exercise patience and extreme caution in their dispensary note, especially, as the nation embark in the 5th electoral transition in the fourth Republic. According to Mr Dwamena, it is the responsibility for all Ghanaian politicians to protect the merit and good image the nation has achieved and continue the principles and true values of democracy outstanding in the region and Africa in general. “Politics is all about issues, commitment and delivery of promised policies and that is why I am appealing to Ghanaians to vote NPP and their presidential candidate Nana Addo Dankwa into power, because , records demonstrate that the National Patriotic Party is capable and reliable to steer the ill and mismanaged economy into recovery” . He said further that NPP have competent and visionary men embarked on “Operation Restore Hope shuttle” that is why the Germany Chapter has recently presented a 12 Seater Mercedez Benz valued about 20.000 Euros to Nana Addo and Bawumia´s team at the party´s headquarters as our widows mites to enhance their electioneering rallies and by God grace´s NPP will recapture the presidency and deliver diligently to the nation.
Well, December 7th is set for the general Election in Ghana and the message that the Germany branch of the National Patriotic Party has catapult across is that ,Ghanaians should trace up their footprints in Ghana political history, and what the OSONO Family has delivered so far is incomparable in terms of good governance, development, the rule of law and accountability.
If another definition of Politics is about serving your nation in truth and honesty then the verdict is on your court, Ghanaian voters. But don´t forget we have an individual role to play between the frontline. Our intuition to discern right from wrong, to avoid any provocation that might ignite into violence and above all vote wisely to shape and strengthen our democratic dispensation. Long live Ghana long, long live democracy in Africa.
By David Adu Boahene
Media Practitioner Germany