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Opinions of Friday, 27 July 2007

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi

Kufuor, Akufo Addo and Aliu Mahama are Egocentrics

From the Eastern, Brong Ahafo, Northern and Ashanti these regions are the economic backbone for the entire nation. With all their long time economic inputs to this country, their regions are lacking industrial companies compared to the Greater Accra region.

Since Kwame Nkrumah CPP administration to the current NPP administration they all had one motive to develop only Accra and Tema as the nation’s industrial capital. They don’t have any innovative ideas to expand industries to other urban capitals. This policies, tactics or strategies have had a negative impact on urban cities. There are no jobs in these areas. The youth have to move to Accra, Tema or Takoradi to fine jobs. The Ashanti region, which is the center of our neighbor countries, does not have a single factory job. How are the youth going to survive in this environment? When they helped narcissistic Kufuor, to win the election, Kufuor promised to reopen the jute factory and land port at Boakrah to create jobs for the youth. This was just political talk to fool those who believe his stupidity. Kufour has continued the CPP ideology by creating new industrial zone at Tema. The aforementioned regions had no jobs.

Since I wrote my article accusing his administration of neglecting the jute factory at Kumasi, Knowing this factory can also create jobs for our youth while his administration has purchase sacks from Indian. The jute factory at Kumasi can produce these sacks for the nation’s cocoa export. Recently, Ghana cocoa marketing board chairman has made announcements that they will open a jute factory at Kumasi .I hope this will not be a more bull-shit political talk. The question is; do these people have a common sense? Why they wait? Unless one put peer pressure on them before they do the right thing. The puppet, Alhaji Aliu Mahama has the audacity to go the northern region to say “If you push me forward, you are pushing the development of Temale forward”. Since the seven years as the vice President what has he done for the people of the northern region? Nothing!!! I want Aliu to understand that I represent those who do not have a voice in the northern region. You are not fooling anybody, not even the blind sycophants that surround you and your Kufuor. The beef and the tomatoes factories that were established by I K Acheampong in the northern region that have being collapse for three decades ago. Aliu cloud not use its influence to re open it. Aliu and Kufuor have the same mentality of using their ethnicity for their political fame. Aliu could not use his influence to resolve the chieftaincy dilemmas in the northern region. Shame on you! The vice president needs to learn the political legacy of Alhaji Imoro Egala. The influential politician was my role model in politics. Ever, since Boakye Donquah stood up against Kwame Nkrumah communist ideology Kyibi has never seen any development in that areas for a very long time. Here is an MP who is impertinent who has refused to visit his constituencies. How can such a person think about establishing any industries in his region? Akufo Addo said he was born in Accra. He believes the notions of development should only be done in his birthplace. The youth from the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions cannot continue to be on the farms field. They also need to fine employment in industrial economic sector of like those in Accra. The government needs to implement provisions for the industrials developments in the northern region, kyibi and the rest of the urban areas.

From; Nana Kofi Amankwah (New York)

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