Zero dev’t in Ashaiman because we vote for NDC – Ernest Norgbey

Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Ernest Norgbey, laments the Akufo-Addo administration refusal to build his constituency because it is a National Democratic Congress (NDC) stronghold.

Mr. Ernerst Nogbey, speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show today Tuesday, June 21, 2022 cried “Any time NPP comes to power, no developmental projects come to Ashaiman.”

“Even though we pay taxes and do all other things as a civic responsibility, they are not looking at us,” he said.
The MP said government neglect of the constituency is obvious to his constituents.


“Everybody is aware of this, otherwise, I see no reason why contracts will be awarded, but contractors will be moved from Ashaiman to Tema to go and fix Tema roads,” he said.


The roads in Ashiaman, Mr. Norgbey said, have not seen any makeovers in the last six years. Aside that, school projects have also been abandoned in his district.


Ernest Norgbey has started rehabilitation works on some bad roads in the district and has urged the district assembly to support by contributing bitumen to his efforts.

Ashaiman MP laments absence of road projects in constituency


The Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Ernest Norgbey, has disclosed that not a single kilometre of road has been constructed by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the past six years in his constituency.



His comment comes after he initiated rehabilitation works on some deplorable roads in the community, which have made life unbearable for his constituents.



Residents of the area have for some time called for government intervention to salvage the situation.



Speaking to Citi News, the Ashaiman legislator, Ernest Norgbey says all efforts to get the Ministry of Roads to fix the deteriorating roads in his constituency have hit a snug.



He also said the constituency deserved better from local government because of the various levies residents pay.
“We pay tolls. We pay market tolls, we pay taxes, and they [the assembly] take money from the community; even property rates etc. At least we can get some money to do something,” Mr. Norgbey retorted.



The MP further urged the government to at least support his intervention in the constituency.
“If the government or the assembly is minded, they should come and put some bitumen on it, and it will last a bit longer,” Mr. Norgbey said

Cathedral saga: leave Duncan-Williams, Heward-Mills, others out of your chaos – Sammy Gyamfi to gov’t

Sammy Gyamfi - Nat'l Comms. Officer, NDC
The national communications officer of the National democratic Congress Sammy Gyamfi has critiqued the Akufo-Addo-led regime for dragging some revered men of God into the National Cathedral brawl.
The facility, in recent times has generated lots of arguments. Many Ghanaians wonder why in the midst of many pressing national needs, the cathedral should funded from the national purse.  
Sammy Gyamfi reacting to this on peace FM’s The Platform Program, said “I am a staunch Christian and growing up we had men of god we really honor and adored like archbishop Duncan Williams, Apostle Onyinah, Agyin Asare, Dag Heward-Mills they are our heroes and their contributions to nations cannot be underestimated. They are revered worldwide. “I’m pained that Akuffo Addo wants to tarnish their image.”
Sammy Gyamfi pleads with government to be truthful and transparent about the cathedral project to the people of Ghana.  


“Please don’t tarnish their image leave them out of your confusion. It looks like government wants to use this National cathedral project as another ruse to steal. Christians must be careful. If we allow this government to smear them (men of God) it will be a dent on Christianity” he added

‘We are no longer part of Ho-West Constituency’ – Kpedze declares

The chiefs and people of Kpedze say they have as a matter of urgency resolved to sever ties with the Ho-West District, stop their assembly members from participating in any sitting in the Ho-West district, prevent their people from paying revenue to the Ho-West District Assembly and also ensure that the NPP does not engage in any political activity in any part of Kpedze.



This is as a result of the assembly’s decision to site the District Hospital at Dzolokpuita, contrary to the collective agenda set by the people of Ho-West to distribute development projects equitably across the district.  
A statement signed by the assemblyman for Kpedze Awlime/Todze Electoral Area Kasim Osman Adamu suggests that the people of Kpedze feel insulted by government ignoring the Ho West Congress of Paramount Chiefs convention on the districts development agenda.
The statement reads ‘we the chiefs, elders, and most importantly the youth, consider the relocation of the district hospital to Dzolokpuita to be very unfair and an insult to us, given the negative impact of poor healthcare delivery in Kpedze communities and its environs.’



 It also states the peoples’ displeasure towards the interim president of the Paramount chiefs of the area Osie Adzatekpor.  “…we are deeply disappointed in the powers that behold the ruling New Patriotic Party and the Ho-West Congress of Paramount chiefs and Queen mothers, led by interim president Osie Adzatekpor.” It said

The chiefs and people of Kpedze held a protest against the siting of the District Hospital in Dzolokpuita in the Ho-West District a couple of weeks ago but it seems their demonstration did not yield any results in their favor. 


According to the Statement, the people of Kpedze have therefore resolved to as a matter of urgency to do the ff:

“ 1. Dissociate ourselves from the Ho-West District

  1. Our Assembly members shall not participate in any sitting in the Ho-West district
  2. No revenue collector from Ho-West District Assembly shall be welcomed to Kpedze henceforth.
  3. No political activity of the NPP will be tolerated in any part of Kpedze.”

Remove NDC trees – Oti Regional Minister orders

The Oti Regional Minister, Joshua Makubu, has ordered that trees planted by the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to observe the June 4 anniversary this year be removed. He said the school is not a place to plant trees to commemorate the June 4 uprising. The minister was addressing the media at Kpasa Senior High Technical School during the ‘Green Ghana Day’ event.



He noted that people detest June 4 uprising due to the untold hardship they experienced in that era therefore “it is not an occasion to plant trees that will keep hurting such families as the NDC did.” “We cannot sit down as a country, as a Municipality, as a Region or a School and allow trees to be planted on a compound to signify this day where people lost their lives.”
He claims he has no problem with the National Democratic Congress planting trees but the context and rationale are wrong.


“Let me make it clear. I will never, under any circumstances, prevent any political party from planting trees in the Oti Region. But for a political party to plant trees on a school compound, and especially, to commemorate an event that brought pain and loss of livelihood to other people, Joshua Makubu will  never support that.”
Mr Makubu has since directed the Nkwanta South MCE, Bright Lenwah, to make ensure that the trees are uprooted.
“If you want to plant your party trees, get a land, invite us and we’ll come but not on a school belonging to the country,” he added.


Kelvin Taylor likens Paul Adom Otchere to a KVIP fly

Kevin Taylor of “With All Due Respect” fame has described Metro TV’s Paul Adom Otchere as “the most dangerous person we have handed the mic to”. He calls him “a disease of a journalist and a KVIP fly that leaves a germ everywhere he sits”.  


He advised Ghanaians not to be shocked therefore, when they hear Paul Adom ‘rant’ on air telling lies and defending the NPP because that is his (Paul’s) make up.  “Paul Adom Otchere, typically was carved out of lies”. Kevin said on his platform.
Kevin Taylor further said that “Paul believes he is more intelligent than himself” and “cannot be taken serious.” The WADR host accused Paul Adom Otchere of always “looking out for his stomach and not what will develop the country…”


He warned Ghanaians, especially the youth to be careful who they pay attention to in the media. “It is not everybody with microphone wearing a ridiculous suit that has common sense.” He said in Twi.
Kevin Taylor applauding Togbe Afede XIV, the Agbogbomefia of Asogli State for rejecting the close to 4billion old cedis paid him as ex-gratia for serving on the Council of State, said, for Paul to insult Togbe for such heroic act baffles him. “Togbe Afede is a man of integrity. No politician can stand on any platform to say, this man came to me for this.” Kevin said.

Minority to block gov’t bills for delay in passing anti-LGBTQ bill

The Minority in Parliament has accused the Chairman of the committee working on the anti-LGBTQ bill, of deliberately slowing down work on the bill. The minority says they have not seen any progress since the bill was introduced to the house about a year ago.
They have, therefore, vowed to block the passage of government bills if the LGBTQI bill is not worked on with urgency.
Speaking on the floor of the house on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak stressed the need for the bill to be dealt with speedily.
“As far as the constitution is concerned, when you introduce a bill, and it is referred to the committee, that committee must not spend more than three months,” Mr. Mubarak argued.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Committee working on the bill, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi has explained why work on the bill had delayed.
“I would want to draw the House’s attention that there are several bills before the committee. We had one in-camera meeting last week, and we have invited the sponsors of this bill for these meetings.”
“Honourable Bedzrah was at these meetings, so it was surprising that the same person who was aware of what the committee is doing will say that the committee is doing nothing about the bill. I want to set the records straight that the committee is on course, so far as bills are concerned.”
To this explanation made by the committee chairman, Alhaji Muntaka responded on Omaru Sanders Eye Witness News that “it is against our standing order 136 that clearly states that bills before the committee should not last three months. And committee chair Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi should know.”
The Bill on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values’, prescribes that people of the same sex who engage in sexual activity could spend up to 10 years in jail and was presented to Speaker, Alban Bagbin in June last year.
Varying forms of support for the LGBTQ+ community will also be criminalized if the Bill is passed into law.
The members of Parliament that presented the bill are, Sam George (MP, Ningo Prampram), Emmanuel Bedzrah (MP, Ho West) Della Adjoa Sowah (MP, Kpando), John Ntim Fordjour (MP, Assin South), Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini (MP, Tamale North), Helen Adjoa Ntoso (MP, Krachi West), Rita Naa Odoley Sowah (MP, La Dadekotopon) and Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor (MP, South Dayi).

2016 Jomoro PPP PC defects to NDC

The 2016 Parliamentary Candidate for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) in Jomoro Constituency of the Western Region, Mr. Mathieu Kwao Bentho has defected to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).


Announcing his defection over the weekend at a press conference at Elubo, Mr Mathieu Kwao Bentho stated that the NDC remains now the best political party in Ghana.


He also added that as compared to the NPP, the NDC had done more development than the NPP and also has the development of Ghana at heart hence his decision to join the party (NDC).


“As the 2016 Parliamentary Candidate (PC), Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and with my sixteen (16) years’ experience in active and behind the scenes in politics, I have come to firmly resolved that, it is the National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) that can be trusted with the destiny and the development of this beautiful country, Ghana, hence my decision to defect and join the national democratic party”, he said.


He used the opportunity to emphasize that he was not joining the NDC to compete or fight for any position in the party but just to be an ordinary member to support the party to recapture power in 2024.


He also pledged to support the NDC’s Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro, Madam Dorcas Afo-Toffey to succeed.


Mr. Kwao Bentho who was the PPP Western Regional Second Vice Chairman in 2012 advised the youth of Jomoro, Ellembelle, Evalue Ajomoro-Gwira and Ghana at large that if they wish to secure their future, the NDC should be their choice not the NPP.


He, therefore, called on his followers who voted for him in 2016 to join him in NDC to help former President John Mahama win the 2024 general elections and Hon. Dorcas Afo-Toffey to rescue Ghana from collapsing.


Moreover, the leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the area has welcomed him to the party and promised to work tirelessly with him to maintain the Jomoro Parliamentary seat and recapture the presidential seat for John Mahama in 2024.



Five NDC MPs file motion for probe into 2020 general elections

Five Members of Parliament have filed a private members motion for a comprehensive probe into the 2020 general elections.
The Members behind the motion are MP for Asawase, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, MP for Bolga East, Dr Dominic Ayine, MP for Akatsi South, Bernard Ahiafor, Buem MP, Kofi Adams and MP for Salaga South, Zuweira Ibrahimah.


The nine-point motion covers issues such as pre-thumb printed ballot papers in Ashanti; multiple declaration of results; an investigation into alleged procurement breaches, discovery of excess ballot papers, and an inquiry into violence in six constituencies.


The motion stipulates that the said probe committee must be chaired by a member of the Minority. It is unclear when the motion will be moved in Parliament.
There have been calls for a probe into the 2020 general election, which some believe was not free and fair.


In 2021, the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), to probe alleged illegal printing of excess presidential ballot papers in the 2020 general elections.


The petition, signed by the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, said persons found culpable after the probe should also be prosecuted.


“I write on behalf of the National Democratic Congress to petition your office to institute criminal investigations into and prosecute persons culpable in the illegal printing of over one million excess presidential ballots meant for the Ashanti Region at Innolink Printing press, one of the seven security printing firms contracted by the Electoral Commission to print election materials for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections,” a portion of the petition said.
The party said its petition was occasioned by the fact that there had not been any update on investigations on electoral malpractices and violence that characterised the election and voter registration exercise.


The party’s 2020 presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama also went to the Supreme Court over the elections citing several infractions, but he was unsuccessful in the Election Petition.

Akyem Oda YDA to support independent candidate in 2024 election  

Akyem Oda Youth Development Association has resolved to elect a competent MP in 2024 to man the the affairs of the Akyem Oda Constituency. A statement by the association establishes their intent to support any independent candidate to contest the Akyem Oda seat in 2024.
According to Fada Amakye the Youth Development Association president, “the Akyem Oda NPP and NDC have failed us to represent the youth in parliament.” 
Addressing some youths From Akyem Oda and neighboring communities the AYD president said their representation in the 8th parliament was not reflecting the vote that were casted for our MP in Akyem Oda. The youth have therefore decided that, we don’t need any NDC or NPP candidates for 2024 election in Akyem Oda.
He said they will support an independent candidate to contest for the Akyem Oda seat.
The Youth development association leaders lament the lack of unity and cohesion among the political parties, which do not auger well for community development.