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Opinions of Thursday, 26 July 2012

Columnist: Agyemang, Katakyie Kwame Opoku

80 Serious Crimes Allegedly Committed by the NPP

According to B.R. Hayden; “the first proof of a man’s incapacity to achieve is his endeavouring to fix the stigma of failure on others”. It is thus disheartening to see the government in power spend so much time in finding their opponents to blame, and so much energy in finding excuses for not fulfilling the so-called Better Ghana Agenda. After making so much noise about the Ghanaian economy soon after being in government, Nana Akufo-Addo made a passionate appeal to President Mills and his Team B administration to fix it if they thought the economy was actually broke. As if the advice was ill-timed, the Mills-Mahama administration has apportioned blame on the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for any misfortune that has befallen the country. They have done so and continue to do that with the view to diverting people’s attention from their incompetence.

Personally, I see the whole strategy as a waste of time because no matter how much fault they find, and regardless of how they make the NPP feel guilty of the NDC’s own mess, nothing will change people’s perception about this mediocre government. If you see how Prof. Mills and his NDC are struggling to run away from their own slogan of “Better Ghana” to plagiarise the NPP’s “People Matter, You Matter”, then your realise the desperation in their eyes. Without much ado, I present to readers 80 socio-economic and political crimes that have been blamed on the NPP by the ruling NDC government. I do so by asking you this question; which political party is responsible for the following messes?

• The ‘broken economy’ – NPP
• Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) debt - NPP
• The collapse of Ghana International Airlines (GIA) – NPP
• Rumour of President Mills’ poor health and throat cancer – NPP
• President Mills’ death – NPP
• The elimination of Black Stars from the 2012 African Cup of Nations – NPP
• All judgement debts in Ghana – NPP
• Woyome scandal (GHS51.2m) – NPP
• Waterville scandal – NPP
• The payment of 94m euros to Construction Pioneers – NPP
• The ISOFOTON’s $1.1m judgement debt – NPP
• The assassination of Ya Na -NPP
• The murder of Issah Mobilla – NPP
• The murder of Rokko Frimpong –NPP
• All cocaine business in Ghana – NPP
• All strike actions and demonstrations – NPP
• The demonstration by Ghana Association of Teachers (GNAT) – NPP
• The demonstration by Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) – NPP
• The strike action by University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) – NPP
• The strike action by Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) – NPP
• The demonstration by nurses and midwives – NPP
• The 17-day strike action by doctors – NPP
• The demonstration by tertiary students – NPP
• The demonstration by Prison Officers – NPP
• The demonstration by cloth sellers – NPP
• The demonstration by fishermen – NPP
• All fire outbreaks in Ghana – NPP
• Cholera outbreak in Ghana – NPP
• All mining disasters and ‘galamsey’ operations – NPP
• All road accidents – NPP
• Politics of insults - NPP
• Upsurge of homosexuality in Ghana – NPP
• Display of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings’ posters – NPP
• Confusion in the National Democratic Congress – NPP
• Alleged Judicial biases – NPP
• Lost of 18 court cases by the ruling government - NPP
• Gas shortage in Ghana– NPP
• Kerosine shortage – NPP
• Petrol shortage – NPP
• Cement shortage – NPP
• High prices of goods and services – NPP
• Poor implementation of single spine salary structure – NPP
• General poverty among Ghanaians – NPP
• Upsurge of armed robbery in Ghana – NPP
• Problems associated with 2010 Population and Housing Census – NPP
• Problems in District Assembly Elections – NPP
• Collapse of STX Korea deal - NPP
• Serial killings of women – NPP
• Abandoned government projects e.g affordable houses, Sofoline interchange – NPP
• Tribal politics – NPP
• Atiwa violence – NPP
• Chereponi violence – NPP
• Akwatia violence – NPP
• Violence at Ekumfi Narkwa - NPP
• All electoral malpractices including registration of minors – NPP
• Falling standards of education – NPP
• Poor BECE results recorded in 2011 – NPP
• Inadequate infrastructure at senior high schools (SHS) – NPP
• Delay in the re-opening of senior high schools in 2011/12 academic year – NPP
• Chaos in the computer placements of JHS graduates – NPP
• All schools under trees - NPP
• High unemployment in Ghana – NPP
• Ghost names on government pay roll – NPP
• Delay in the payment of national service personnel – NPP
• Non-payment of National Youth Employment employees – NPP
• Delay in the payment of bonuses to national team players – NPP
• Amina’s armed robbery story – NPP
• Cedi depreciation against major currencies – NPP
• All energy crises in Ghana - NPP
• Recent power failure at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium – NPP
• Poor road network and other infrastructure – NPP
• Proliferation of cyber crime (Sakawa)
• Stealing of government bungalows – NPP
• Acquisition of Ga lands – NPP
• Corruption and thievery in Ghana - NPP
• May 9 disaster – NPP
• Kulumbugu bomb – NPP
• Poor Hajj organisation – NPP
• Influx of Chinese and other foreigners in Ghana – NPP
• The murder of 44 Ghanaians by the Gambian government – NPP

Folks, this is how far the NDC has delivered on their “Better Ghana” Agenda. We are waiting for the day when all NPP members will be summoned to the Fast Track High Court or the Supreme Court to answer charges against the State, including the rejection of Kojo Sam as President Mills’ son. For me, the blame game by the NDC only seeks to move Ghana backwards but I leave the rest to you as a patriotic Ghanaian voter in December.
God bless Ghana! God bless the NPP!! God bless Kufuor!!!

Katakyie Kwame Opoku Agyemang, Hull. UK.
A native of Asante Bekwai – Asakyiri
Official blog (www.katakyie.com) katakyienpp@yahoo.co.uk 07577626433
“Vision, coupled with persistency, results in true success”