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General News of Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Akufo-Addo has dismissed 14,000 workers in 100 days - Minority

The parliamentary caucus of the opposition National Democratic Congress has assessed the first 100 days of the Akufo-Addo led government and said it has been full of wasteful expenditure and ‘wahala’.

To them, unless there was a divine intervention from God in the affairs of the nation, Ghana would be heading into a ditch under President Akufo-Addo.

“We ask the almighty God for divine intervention in the affairs of this station. Awurade begye steer no,” the deputy minority leader, Mr James Klutse Avedzi said at a press conference in Parliament House on Tuesday.

He said it has been 100 days of “broken promises, gross incompetence, shameful plagiarism by the president, proceed on leave and dismissal of over 14,000 workers from the national service, cocoa board, police training recruits, nurses, teachers and local government staff.

“It has been 100 days of hardships, deceit, wasteful expenditure on presidential swearing in ceremonies in Accra and Kyebi, wasteful expenditure on Ghana@60 celebrations, terrorism by Invincible Forces, Delta Forces and all the hidden partisan vigilante forces."

Flanked by other members in leadership of the minority, Mr Avedzi said it has been 100 days of "unprecedented bribery and conflict of interest in high places."

He pointed to the Ameri deal which government claims it was reviewing and said there has been conflict of interest in handling it.

Mr Avedzi said the 110 ministers appointed by President Akufo-Addo was a “wahala”

“Yes there is no end in sight… in our part we shall offer the needed support and criticise constructively with the view to spearheading the ailing Akufo-Addo government in order that they do not roll back the clock of progress started by the NDC."

"Ghana cannot wait for four years of recklessness, violence, lawlessness, insecurity, incompetence, hardship and bribery in high places. Mr President, listen to the plea of most well-meaning Ghanaians and drastically prone down the size of your government now," the minority said.