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Opinions of Monday, 30 April 2007

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi

Kufuor & Akuffo Addo love to treat their areas like outcast

John Agyekum Kufour and Akuffo Addo the Minister of Foreign Affairs, think people from the Eastern and Ashanti region should be treated as “ANOMIES” they are outcast people who do not have anybody to protect them or speak on their behalf in regard to their economic and social needs.

Ladies and Gentlemen, these politicians are inept and corrupt, they have no interest in the common people who voted with their hearts from their various regions. Kufuor is the biggest liar, he promised his people that he will restore the jute factory in Kumasi to create jobs for the youth. After 7 years in office, instead of restoring the jute factory to create jobs, he has ordered the cocoa board to order their sacks from India and China. Where is the factory? I urge every Ghanaian to go to Kumasi in Ashtown and see for themselves where John Agyekum grew up, it is hardly for one to drive on the streets of Ashtown pot holes are everywhere. The neighborhood where he grew up, he cannot even help his community with his personal funds for developments. Instead he will go to funerals and pay 20 million or 15 million cides to improve his narcissistic image. Kufour is walking around Kumasi making the idiotic statement that people from the Ashanti region are not trouble makers so he doesn’t need to worry about them. Ashanti region is the second capital in Ghana without any industrial companies with the exception of Guinness Ghana Ltd. The irony in all this is that the people from Ashtown are the ones who are supporting Kufour’s foolishness in Kumasi. Sooner than later, they found out how poor they have become since they follow their own.

Akufo-Addo a member of parliament for Abuakwa south, has neglected his constituency, he hardly visits his constituency. Such a person now wants to become president; on what record did Akufo Addo want people to recommend him to be the next NPP presidential candidate? If the people of Apedwa and other areas from his constituency are saying since 2000 he never set foot on these towns and villages. Why should people waste their time on Akufo Addo who wants to become a president?

Akufo Addo says he was born in Bukom in Accra, why can’t he run for a parliamentarian seat in Bukom and leave the people of Kyibi alone to find a credible person who will use his common sense and help them with all their social needs. These individuals are affluent who could not use some of their personal resource to help the need in their constituency. What a shame! As the result of these two egocentric, people from their regions should vote with their heads not their hearts. A person who votes with his heart tends to vote on ethnic lines or party’s interest. Those who vote with their heads have absolute confidence in the person’s ability to provide their needs and the nation’s. The people from Abuakwa south should not vote for Akuffo Addo based on trust; he will continue to treat them as Hitler treated the Jews. These two do not care to assist any measures that could improve the life of these common people in their constituencies to the extent that they can afford to requisite the modern lifestyle. These individuals were not people like Dan Botwe and others who were able to use politics to get out from obscure poverty. They both come form affluent families, they don’t care about the common people’s welfare. They are not the ones who will develop your obscure places for you. Until the little man steps up, people like Kufuor & Akufo Addo will continue to take you for granted. Don’t allow them to use their affluent status to influence you; they won’t share their wealth with you.

Nana Kofi Amankwah (New York)

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