A HOUSE DIVIDED. ÀND SICK SAMIA NKRUMAH THINKS GHANAIANS WASH THEIR FACES UPWARDS.

CPP’s personality cult, “dynasty project” forced me out – Sakara

January 28, 2016

The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Dr. Abu Sakara, has explained that his decision to leave the party, was borne out of what he calls a “personality cult club being built around the ambition of an individual.”

According to him, there is clearly an attempt to establish a dynasty in the CPP, where persons related to the party’s Founder and Ghana’s First President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, would have the sole right to lead the party.

“The sole purpose of this seems to begin a process of leadership by dynastic succession” a portion of Dr. Sakara’s resignation letter to the CPP available to Citi News says.

Although Dr. Sakara did not mention names, he is undoubtedly referring to the party’s former Chairperson and now Presidential Candidate Samia Yaba Nkrumah, who in the view of some persons, appears to be hijacking the party.
Mr. Sakara’s official resignation letter dated January 4, 2016, comes after a press statement in which he first hinted of his decision to leave the party, and to run as an independent candidate.

While some officials of the CPP said they were working to get him back into their fold, others felt his exit was necessary to rebuild a formidable party with much more loyal members.

Others accused Mr. Sakara of not using the party’s internal structures to address his concerns but rather choosing to leave and contest as an independent candidate which does not solve the problems he is alleging.

For some, they believe Dr. Sakara is only chickening out of the party’s presidential primary because of the keen contest posed by Samia Nkrumah and others.

Samia Nkrumah in particular has said Dr. Sakara’s decision did not come as a surprise to her since they had received hints of it.

According to her, the bigger parties are clearly on a mission to breakdown the CPP by infiltrating their ranks.

Dr. Sakara becomes the second Presidential candidate of the CPP to have resigned after Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, who he partnered as a running mate to lead the party in 2008. Dr. Nduom now leads the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) which he founded after his breakaway.

Below is Dr. Sakara’s official resignation letter

January 4, 2016
Dr. Edmund Delle
The National Chairman
Convention People’s Party
Asylum Down,
Accra.

Through
Mr. Felix Amoah
Council of Elders Chairman
Convention People’s Party
Accra

Comrade Chairman,

Resignation of Dr. Michael Abu Sakara Foster from the Convention People’s Party
I resign from the Convention People’s Party with effective from January 4, 2016.

WAS THE MINISTER DZIFA ATTIVOR AWARE? LET’S HOPE ITS NOT TRUE. BECAUSE HEADS MUST ROLL.

Bus branding deal signed before procurement process began

January 28, 2016

Before any government contract is awarded, it is expected to go through procurement processes including the selection of a suitable contractor to execute the project. But a highly confidential leaked government document available to Citi News shows that such was not the case in the bus branding deal.

The document believed to be a report from the Attorney General after investigations into the deal, revealed that the branding executed by Smarttys was commenced and concluded long before the procurement process started, a conduct that violated the nation’s procurement laws.

“The rebranding by Smarttys was commenced and concluded even before the procurement process began. This fact has been confirmed by both Smarttys and the Ministry of Transport. They attribute this lapse to the urgency attached to rebranding and spraying of the buses,” the report noted.

The report cited by Citi News further suggests that Ghana’s presidency has been rather lenient in its handling of the bus branding scandal, since state officials both at the Transport and Finance Ministries broke a number of national laws in their supervision of the 3.6 million Ghana cedis contract.

“An analysis of the documents clearly shows that several public officers were involved in the procurement and payment process. We therefore recommend that all officers who handled any aspect of these processes flouted the laid down legislation should investigated the Economic and Organised Crime Office [EOCO].”

It also added that after review of the state’s contract with Smarttys, the Attorney General found that the state should not have paid Smarttys more than 1.7 million Ghana cedis for the branding project.

“Having regard to the above findings we are of the view that Smarttys charged and was paid more than it should have for the service it provided. This situation would not have arisen if proper procurement processes had been observed and a value for money audit conducted. In our view, judging from the quotes received from the local automobile companies, government should not have paid more than GHc1,700,120.49 for rebranding and spraying of the buses (this sum includes VAT and NHIL),” the report indicated.

Background:

Government’s decision to spend GHc3.6 million of Ghana’s oil revenue on branding some 116 Metro Mass Transit (MMT) buses has been widely criticized and described as reckless.

The scandal compelled the Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor to resign after a massive public outcry.

The Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah subsequently ordered the Attorney General to investigate the matter after which Smarttys has been ordered to refund the excess payments made.

By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana

WORDS THAT ARE AS DECEITFUL AS THE LIPS THAT CARRIED THEM. WHAT IS CORRUPTION? IF CORRUPTION IS SHARING IN THE GREAT LOOT BY SANNI ABACHA, THEN RAWLINGS SHOULD STOP HIS GYMNASTICS. HE IS THE REASON, TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER VULTURES THAT GAVE BIRTH TO BOKO HARAM. THEY RAPED THE NIGERIAN KITTY.

Rawlings Questions Colour Of Today’s Democracy…01-Jan-2016

Former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has rallied Ghanaians to rejuvenate the revolutionary spirit to combat corruption, greed and selfishness or risk derailing our political and social cohesion.

The leader of the June 4 1979 uprising and the 31st December 1981 revolution said:

“The colour of the democracy especially from the period of 2000 appears to lack the will, the capacity and the ability to fight corruption.”

The former President, who spoke at a ceremony to mark the 34th anniversary of the 31st December revolution on Thursday, described as a source of national pain, the loss of the spirit of defiance that couldcontain greed and selfishness and which has led to the institution of vice and corruption in the country.

Recalling the rationale behind the revolutions, Flt Lt Rawlings said:

“The colour of these revolutions contained a strong element of justice, truthfulness and freedom and the spirit of defiance to contain wrongdoing. We should be asking ourselves what happened especially from the year 2000.

“…The significance of this ceremony, as simple as it is, should never be lost on us. It should serve as a constant reminder of where we were and where we are. It should serve as a constant reminder of what led to the revolt of June 4 1979 and serve as a constant reminder of the 31st December Revolution.”

Other speakers at the parade and lighting of perpetual flame event, which took place at the Revolutionary Square in Accra, included Nii Dodoo Nsakie, Otublohum Mantse, who reminded the audience, comprising cadres, members of the public, traditional rulers and some government officials that the revolution occurred to restore transparency, accountability and selfless leadership.

Nii Nsakie who is also the Acting President of the Ga Traditional Council, charged Ghanaians to use the commemoration to remind themselves of the need to be open and transparent at all levels to ensure that the peace and stability we enjoy is sustained.

The National Democratic Congress constituency chairman for Keta, Dr. Kofi Djokoto recalled the spirit of selflessness that heralded the revolution and challenged all to hold leadership accountable. He enjoined Ghanaians to embrace the spirit of patriotism and equity and to demand efficiency and compassion from those who govern us.

“The spirit of the revolution must be rejuvenated and resuscitated,” Dr. Djokoto asserted.

Earlier wreaths in honour of the fallen heroes were laid on behalf of the People ofGhana, the security services, the cadre corps, traditional institutions, farmers and fishermen and the youth.

The perpetual flame was lit by a triad of police officers at the request of Flt. Lt Jerry John Rawlings.

FULL TEXT OF WHAT PRESIDENT RAWLINGS SAID AT 34TH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY OF THE 31ST DECEMBER REVOLUTION

The significance of this ceremony, as simple as it is, should never be lost on us. It should serve as a constant reminder of where we were and where we are. It should serve as a constant reminder of what led to the revolt of June 4 1979 and serve as a constant reminder of the 31st December Revolution.”

Ladies and gentlemen, from what I can see, it appears that the colour of this democracy is very different from the colour of the democracy we knew from 1982 to 1992 and also very different from the colour of the democracy we knew from the constitutional period of 1992 to 2000.

The colour of these revolutions contained a strong element of justice, truthfulness and freedom and the spirit of defiance to contain wrongdoing. We should be asking ourselves what happened especially from the year 2000. The colour of the democracy especially from the period of 2000 appears to lack the will, the capacity and the ability to fight corruption. I keep harping on this issue and I will continue to do so.

The colour of this democracy seems a little too different from what we used to know, from the spirit of defiance that could contain the greed, the selfishness that has given rise to so much corruption and pain in this country. I keep reminding ourselves of the colour of the revolution. It is extremely important that we do everything possible to capture that spirit before it becomes toolate. I keep saying that the people of this country are peace-loving people and it is important that we do not take that peace loving nature of Ghanaians for granted.

In a few months we will meet again to light the flame of June 4th. Let us hope that some colour that we identify with, that is discernible with the revolution will begin to show. We need to rejuvenate the spirit to fight corruption, the spirit to contain greed, selfishness, otherwise ladies and gentlemen, we may not be able to reach our destination.

The time has come for us to start looking at those who profited from the change of the colour, starting from 2000 and those who are profiting from that change in colour. Ladies and gentlemen, Niimei, Naamei that’s all I have for you on this somber occasion.

Thank you.

Who Sent Stan? The Curious Case of a Vulture Attempting to Protect the Integrity of the Garbage Heap.

Mind of Malaka

It is only in a country like John D. Mahama’s Ghana that two former Gitmo detainees will find themselves better housed, fed and with greater access to healthcare than the average Ghanaian citizen. After all, should some calamity befall these two, the government will have to answer and give an account to the international community. The millions of hardworking tomato, cocoa and yam farmers/sellers, street hawkers and part time prostitutes that dot the country’s landscape enjoy no such protections. Mahama’s government takes risks with their lives every day; there is no fear of repercussion, no oversight. It is therefore no surprise that a man such as Stanislav Dogbe thrives in such an environment. The corrupt and morally bankrupt are the greatest beneficiaries of President MaHaHa’s brand of “compassion”, and few people have found themselves better protected by the president than this unscrupulous cave dwelling mammal.

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SMASHING THE WINGS OF A MOSQUITO WITH A SLEDGE HAMMER IS THE KOJO YANKSON APPROACH. NEEDLESS TO POINT OUT THE VENOM IN THE BOWELS OF KOJO YANKSON AGAINST HIS VICTIM, MAHAMA AND THE NDC, PRAYED FERVENTLY FOR RELEASE. BUT NOT ON THIS ISSUE OF A POLITICALLY HARMLESS COMMENT, AND NOT THIS STYLE AND SCALE. UNLESS KOJO YANKSON HIMSELF LACKS “HOME SENSE”. KOJO YANKSON’S MORNING SHOW ON JOY FM IS A VANILLA THAT COVERED THE SCUM THAT HE IS. WHOSE DIRTY JOB IS HE DOING?………………………………….Who Sent Stan? The Curious Case of a Vulture Attempting to Protect the Integrity of the Garbage Heap. | Mind of Malaka

Source: Who Sent Stan? The Curious Case of a Vulture Attempting to Protect the Integrity of the Garbage Heap. | Mind of Malaka

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THE OKYEHENE AND HIS CHILD ON THE WARPATH AGAINST PEACE AND TRANQUILITY IN GHANA.

Press Release

ORGANIZED YOUTH OF KROBO
RE: ER UNIVERSITY SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN AKIM RATHER THAN SOMANYA

We the Krobo Youth in the Eastern Region are scandalised by a very unfortunate statement made by the Member of Parliament for Akyem Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea and subsequently carried by several media houses and online portals, to the effect that the public university being built in the Eastern Region by President John Dramani Mahama should have been sited in the akyem area and not the proposed site at Somanya, a krobo land.

Not only is his statement unfortunate, it is also divisive as well as tribalistic and has the potential of plunging the region and by extension our dear nation into tribal conflict.
His statement seems to reinforce an earlier statement by Okyehene to the same effect which we did not consider responding because we gave the Okyehene the benefit of misrepresentation.
Hon Atta Akyea has in the past questioned why Koforidua (New Juaben) should be the capital of the Eastern Region and not Kyebi and we believe this continuous thought of Akyem Supremacy in a Republic does not auger well for coexistence especially when several krobos have settled on Akyem lands and there are Akyems also settling and owning properties in Krobolands.

Bringing development to an area should be national in character and not based on ethnicity, religion, economical status, race or religion as propounded by the framers of the 1992 constitution.

We are therefore at a loss as to why a legislature of his calibre who happens to be a lawyer would make such a reckless statement with the sole aim of denigrating Krobos as if we are not humans or Ghanaians.

We call on Samuel Atta Akyea to as a matter of urgency, render an unqualified apology to krobos in the Eastern Region in particular and Ghana in general so the co-existence among the eleven paramountcies in the region can be strengthened and sustained.
The Member of Parliament should also apologise to the President for questioning the wisdom in his decision to build the main campus of the proposed university at Somanya.

We also call on the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs to stamp its feet on this seemingly creeping tribaly motivated hate speeches being made by prominent citizens from the Region.

We seize this opportunity to express our profound gratitude to His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama for giving krobos our fare share of the national cake. We believe we deserve it because we are Ghanaians just like others who also continue to enjoy massive infrastructure projects from your government.
The Youth of Krobo are peace-loving and will therefore do every thing possible within our means to protect and maintain the peace and co-existence we are enjoying in the region hence our call on the Member of Parliament to do the honourable thing.

Long live Ghana and the Eastern Region!!!