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General News of Sunday, 13 November 2016


Former DCE under President Mills joins NPP

A former District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sissala West District in the Upper West Region under the administration of the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills, Mr. Robert Baka Wavei has cross carpet to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The former government appointee has since thrown his weight behind NPP Parliamentary candidate for Mr. Patrick Adamah whom he has described as a father and a relation.

At a political rally at Sorbelle he said “election is not merely about political parties but anyone who will bring development”. People support and follow political parties where they are respected. If your father, mother or son deserts you, you can look for a father outside of your home. If you also leave your hoe at the farm it, can get burnt by wildfire or consumed by the termites”.

Balu Mohammed of Tumu-based Radford Fm, reports that the new convert bemoaned the high cost of fertilizer which has left many farmers grappling to pay the school fees of their wards and questioned why the NDC should attack the policy of free Senior High School promised by Nana Akufo-Addo only to turn round and promise same.

“Why should anyone attack the policy of another person promising to build factories; we should rather be asking what type of factory and not to attack them. In September, how many farmers in the Northern part of Ghana would be able to bring out One Thousand Nine Hundred Ghana Cedis as school fees for their wards? You will need to sell several bags of maize to pay these fees and how many of them can do that”, he quizzed

He was not happy that government has withdrawn teachers and nurses’ allowances indicating that many parents are not financially capable of catering for their wards at the tertiary levels and only depend on these allowances to cushion themselves.

Mr. Robert Baka who is a retired nutritionist from the Ghana Health Service appealed to the supporters to follow parties that will give them respect.

“I will come into your communities after today’s event as we wish Patrick Adamah is given a ministerial appointment to help him bring development to the people should the NPP win. A lot of people are aware of what I have gone through, ”Alhaji knows why I am saying all of these things today” he concluded.