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Opinions of Tuesday, 9 May 2006

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi

Kufuor when will nepotism end?

John Agyekum Kufuor should realize that we have proficient Ghanaians who are well educated outside the country who can performed better and able to manage the Ghanaian international airlines. We are far more proficient than his Wereko Brobbey.

This individual has worked for the NDC administration as one of the Volta River authority bosses. Brobbey has as well worked for Kufuor?s administration as a chief executive officer of the Volta River Authority who had many issues including financial issues with that institution. Why Kufuor cannot find someone who had an economic background or a MBA in business. Someone who could manage our national airline more intelligently. The fact that Wereko Brobbey had a PhD doesn?t mean a damn thing.

Kufuor should use the media to call on Ghanaians who are qualified to submit their resumes to manage Ghana International Airlines. Ghanaians do not need any more criminals managing the joint venture of our parts, as the NDC administration allows their criminals to swindle former Ghana Airways revenues. I am here in New York and have realized how Ghana Airways staffs, whom were station in New York and London, were able to use the Ghana Airways to enrich themselves at the expense of the government. This time the government should call on us with an authority to monitor their so-called airport managers and their air hosted staffs. If Kufuor thinks his appointments of Wereko Brobbey will shuffle his efforts to salvage Ghana international airlines, he is making a big mistake.

I have the privilege to honor those Ghanaians who protect our national interest without yielding to others. As a result of this I congratulate Kufuor?s chief of staff and minister for presidential affairs Kwadwo Mpiani for his drastic measures he took against Ghana International Airlines, CEO Brian Presbury. Who refused to show respect to Ghanaian authority and his executives? There is no more room for any stupidity in regarding of our national airlines. Period.

Those who also do not use their common sense to acknowledge that it is my responsibility to hold politicians accountable for their actions from the past and present should think twice. I speak for my Ghanaian brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and grand parents who do not have a voice in Ghanaian politics. I sincerely thank all my readers who sent me over three hundred emails on my article on Attah Mills and NDC. I will continue to expose these politicians for their dubious behavior.

Nana Kofi Amankwah (New York)

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