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Opinions of Monday, 29 October 2012

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Campaign Message to Help Nana Akuffo-Addo and NPP win the Election

Jesus Christ instructed his disciples to go to the extremities of the world to preach the good tidings unto the people. Those that believe, baptise them unto the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, he ordered them.

Similarly, I entreat all well-meaning Ghanaians, especially the NPP faithful, to take the following messages to the electorates wherever they happen to be. Those that believe, request them to vote for the NPP and Nana Dankwah Akuffo-Addo on December 7, 2012.

Tell them Nana Akuffo-Addo has promised on his life to introduce free Senior High School (SHS) education in Ghana. This will help the Ghanaian youth acquire a certain appreciable knowledge of education which many would otherwise, not have had access to due to abject poverty in their homes. SHS education will no longer become the privilege of the few but the right of any Ghanaian youth willing to study. The educational knowledge acquired at that level may sufficiently guide them through to making informed decisions for their future wellbeing.

Ask the people you approach or interact with, "Is it fair for a part of the nation to continue to enjoy free tertiary education (up to the University level) since the days of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, while others are denied same opportunity?" Do they not see that as unfair and discriminately? Do they understand that those availing themselves of that free education finally acquire not only greater knowledge but also, get the best job opportunities and positions in the country? Do they know it is natural in most situations for those holding better positions in society to look down on the less privileged lots? For how long are they willing to deny themselves and their children the opportunity to becoming "somebody" in the Ghanaian or worldwide human society? To rid themselves of that unfortunate circle of catastrophic low self-esteem emanating from illiteracy, they need to acquire a certain level of educational knowledge. In the wake of non-educational knowledge is the attendant non-recognition of the full importance of a person by society. To avoid this miserable situation recurring in their lives, they are to vote for Nana Akuffo-Addo and the NPP to ensure educational parity for all.

To the cocoa farmers in particular, tell them how the government uses the proceeds from their sweat to cater for or educate a few privileged ones who end up looking down on them. President Mahama enjoyed free education yet has no respect, for cocoa farmers and their offspring. This could be ascertained from his first book, a memoir called My First Coup d'état. For how long would you want the very people your sweat has made them great treat you with unreserved scorn? Is it not only fair and sensible that you equally enjoy the fruits of your hard labour by means of your children having better and equal education opportunities to become responsible persons in society in future? Wait for their response.

Tell them how the ruling NDC government are sharing the country's money among themselves. The money they could have used to carry out certain vital infrastructural developments is going into their own pockets through fraudulent payments of judgment debts. The money that could have constructed an entire township has gone to one Alfred Agbesi Woyome because he belongs in NDC and finances the party. Woyome has himself said he neither signed a contract nor worked for the present nor the past Ghana government. Why then did Mills/Mahama-led government pay out GHC51 Million to him? Tell how the NDC government has made many such huge dubious payments to even people discovered to have died several years ago. Do we continue to entrust the running of Ghana into the hands of such complete rogues? Wait for their answer.

Nana Akuffo-Addo has sworn on his life to ensure the effective running of the now nearly collapsed National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and the Free Maternal Care. He will strengthen the mechanism in place for free mass cocoa spraying in Ghana. He will remove all the bottlenecks come to associate with the scheme as selectively introduced by the corruptible NDC government with their rented persons and press. The fact they refuse to spray the cocoa farms in the NPP strongholds or withhold the drugs from people with the intention to sell them, leads to lower cocoa output, which in turn impacts negatively on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The very people elected to defend Ghana against external cheats are themselves conniving with foreign companies to swindle Ghana. The NDC have paid whopping sum of GHC90 Million+ to Pioneer Construction (PC), a foreign firm. The firm did not merit that payment. They erroneously call all their dodgy payments judgment debts whereas they are indeed "out of court settlements" initiated or ordered by scoundrels like Okudzeto Ablakwah and Betty Mould-Iddrisu just to mention a few. Tell them that Okudzeto Ablakwah, that baby with Dracula Vampire sharp fangs was on television pushing for a gargantuan payment of 1.5 Billon US dollars to African Automobile. How silly these NDC villains are determined to ruin Ghana by their incompetence, insatiable greed, mediocrity and senselessness.

Some NDC member going by the nickname "Doctor Asemfofor3" threatened to campaign against the NDC during this election. His argument was, he campaigned in the Ashanti Region and nationwide to garner the NDC more winning votes in 2008. He fell sick, was hospitalised and underwent surgical operation. None of the NDC people visited him during and after his illness. They had completely neglected him ever since they came to power. They were feeding themselves fat on Ghana money without paying him in kind for all his efforts and services rendered to bring NDC back to power.

Barely had he gone on air to spew such threats when John Dramani Mahama as then Vice President presented him with a brand new car. The NDC as a party also bought him a new car. What message do we deduce from the behaviour of Dr. Asemfofor3, to impart to the electorates? He came out to say two cars are still not enough and that he wanted more or else, he would still campaign against the NDC.

Assuming this same Dr. Asemfofor3 comes to you with say, a tin of milk, geisha, four milk tin size of rice, a six-yard piece of cloth or a machete (cutlass) to ask for your vote for NDC, how do you see yourself and for what does he take you? Under the current democracy that we practice, irrespective of your status, either poor or rich, tall or short, your one vote carries the same weight as the one vote by the President of the Republic of Ghana or by Dr. Asemfofor3. If he is not satisfied with two cars that may worth about GHC30, 000, why should you be content with that tin of milk or geisha he takes to you for your vote? How much is a tin of milk or geisha in Ghana, GHC2? Please be wise and intelligent as the serpent. Take the geisha but do not vote for the NDC. It is an affront to your intelligence should any of the greedy NDC faithful approach you for your vote. The stench of their corruptibility has reached the periphery of the Higher Firmament to the disgust of the Heavenly bodies.

I will come again with messages to carry to my dear Ghanaian compatriots. We shall tell them nothing but the absolute truth about the state of the economy and how downhill the NDC have taken Ghanaians.

Advise them not to buy the lies the NDC are peddling. The NDC have no useful policies in mind or in place to help better the lives of the populace. They are only better in embezzlement, thus, illegally amassing wealth. They are full of "can't do but won't let him do" attitude.

I will soon be launching my VENUS (Volunteers Ensuring Nana's Ultimate Success) Movement in either Kumawu or Asiampa. Make it a date to meet that "I don't fear huuu" Son of Kumawu soil.


God bless you all.

Rockson Adofo