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Diasporian News of Sunday, 6 November 2016

Source: NPP UK Branch

Incompetent leadership is the bane of Ghana - Nana Akomea

Nana Akomea, National Communication Director of the New Patriotic Party, has stated that the current economic hardship Ghana is experiencing is as a result of the poor, corrupt and incompetent leadership experienced under the NDC government.

He was delivering the keynote speech at a special lecture organised by the Young Executive Forum (YEF) of NPP UK on the theme; 'The Countdown to Victory 2016 & The State of the Campaign'.

He bemoaned the lack of employment opportunities for the youth and the level of corruption and waste in government. He urged members of the YEF to adopt and support polling stations across the country to facilitate a smooth operation on Election Day.

He assured members the party is going to be very vigilant at polling stations and ensure results are separately collated by the party to check against the results declared by the Electoral Commission.

Speaking at the function, Mr. Michael Ansah, Chairman of the NPP UK praised the contribution of the YEF towards meeting the branch's financial target of raising more than £100,000 towards elections 2016.

He noted the NPP UK has met and exceeded its target and is continuing to raise more funds towards election day activities. He acknowledged the contribution of the 10 Chapters across the UK in raising funds and mobilising resources towards election 2016.

Mr Ansah told the forum, the NPP UK is supporting 10 marginal constituencies, 11 candidates from the UK, the presidential campaign and other special initiatives in connection with the election.

Mr. Gabby Okyere Darko urged members of the party to keep pushing until all the votes are counted and declared. He observed that it is important the NPP wins the majority in parliament.

Launching the 'adopt a polling station initiative', the Chairman of the YEF, Mr. Alex Dadey, expressed appreciation to all donors and supporters and encouraged them to keep giving until Nana Addo, the Presidential Candidate, is declared President of the Republic of Ghana.

The National Vice Chairman of YEF, Nana Otuo Acheampong, conveyed the gratitude of the National Executives of the YEF to the UK branch for all their contribution towards the growth and development of the group and urged them to continue the good work. He encouraged members to adopt polling stations and support them on Election Day.

The lecture was attended by a cross-section of senior members and executives of the UK Branch including, Mr. Kofi Oppong Boadu, member of the Council of Elders, Mr. Richard Dombo, 1st Vice Chairman, Mr. David Owusu-Yianoma, 2nd Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Mr. Kofi Debrah, Financial Secretary, Mr. Ray Ankrah and Deputy Organiser, Mr. Kweku Nkansah.