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Opinions of Sunday, 4 March 2007

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi

Kufuor Has Private Properties

John Agyekum Kuffour thinks he has the exclusive power to use the NPP members in the entire Ashanti region, including their 390 delegates as his own private property.

Nananom, Ladies and gentleman let us all prove to Kuffour and his NPP as we did to Kutu –Acheampong’s Union government in 2008 elections that we are not his private property.

In essence, John Agyekum’s behavior in going to the Ashanti region to instruct the NPP members who they should vote for, in the upcoming NPP delegate conference for their presidential nominee, is an insult and disgrace to the people of the Ashanti region and their political affiliations. Kufour believes in using his ethnicity to create fame for his political history, but not to help the regions social development for the people who have voted for the NPP over fifty years. Since Kufuor came to power he has treated his own ethnic group as an outcast; he thinks about his own political interest, but not of those who put him there. The NDC has scared Kufuor in the opposite direction to do what they did against those Regions that did not vote for them during their regime. The Ashanti Region and the Eastern region have seriously lacked infrastructure development in various constituencies. These regions are the cornerstone of the NPP party establishment. Kufour considerer these regions as his own private property and he believes that no matter how he treats them, they will still vote for his NPP in 2008. Ladies and gentleman, John Agyekum Kuffour has just one year nine months more in office. He could not do anything for you for the past six years; don’t allow him to continue his deceptions. He is a waste product Ashanteman has ever produced. Alhaji Aliu Mahama has the audacity to say that people should not talk only about politics, but developmental issues that affect the very core of our livelihood. My point is since your NPP came to power what development projects have you done in Ashanti and Eastern Region just proves it. The NPP administration has recklessly destroyed Mamponteng market since they came to power, the market which was the economic back bone for the entire constituency. Since the Kufour administration awarded the Asafo interchange to a contractor four years ago still the contractor has been not able to complete the project. This is not Kufour’s priority. His priority is to go to the Ashanti region and talk to them as his private property to vote for his interest. Shame on you John Agyekum Kuffour! Kufour promised the people of the Ashanti region basic necessities such as to re storing the jute factory He has failed them. He rather wanted them to live poorer more than their peers and become a cheaper commodity for the NPP so that he would continue to claim them as his own private property. My brothers and sisters will never become his private property. The affirmation of John Agyekurm not realizing the damage he has done to the NPP stronghold for the future of their party the people form these regions should emancipate from their NPP party or Kufuor’s ideology. They shouldn’t allow anybody to come to power and treat them as their private properties.

John Agyekum Kufuor has let the NPP in the Ashanti region back to a fictitious primordial condition as compared to what N.D.C did to their strongest political bases during their time in office.

The action of John Agyekum Kufuor in Kumasi demonstrate the true existance from the very nature of a private property which he thinks the development of the country is to only develop Accra, the capital of Ghana.

Nana Kofi Amankuah (New York)

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