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Accra Based NPP Members From Adansi Asokwa Constituency Commend National Executives For Opening Parliamentary Primaries Nominations For The First Time In 20 Years.

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Accra Based NPP Members From Adansi Asokwa Constituency Commend National Executives For Opening Parliamentary Primaries Nominations For The First Time In 20 Years. 

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2RD FEBRUARY, 2020

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THANK YOU NPP FOR RECOGNISING ADANSI ASOKWA NPP DELEGATES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2020 PARLIAMENTARY PRIMARIES TO ELECT A PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE (PC) FOR THE CONSTITUENCY SINCE 1992.

The concern citizens of New Patriotic Party (NPP) from Adansi Asokwa Constituency based in Greater Accra region, want to use this opportunity to commend the national executives of our great party led by the National Chairman-Freddy Blay, General Secretary; John Boadu, Ashanti regional Chairman; Bernard Antwi Boasiako A.K.A Chairman Wontumi, and our democratic constituency Chairman Mr. Kwame Owusu for opening nomination for the first time in the Adansi Asokwa Constituency for the party hardworking delegates to have a say in the election of a Parliamentary candidate for the constituency going into election 2020 general elections.

The Adansi Asokwa Constituency for the past 20 years has never held parliamentary primaries since 1992, due to the autocratic leadership style of the former constituency persons, including one term Chair Persons Asou Gyebi, one term chairman Dark Yeaboah and Mr. Kwabene Ameyaw who ended his three terms in the last constituency executive’s primaries.

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Under the tenure of former chairpersons, the party in the constituency never opened nominations for any member of the party in good standing to challenge the party’s incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Hon. Kwabene Tahiru Hammond in primaries.

Few other party members who managed to pick forms either at the regional or national levels were eliminated through rough tactics engineered by the party’s constituency executives for the incumbent MP to contest unopposed for 5 terms affront to the party’s internal elections constitution.

This demonstration of bad faith by the party’s constituency executives created divisions in the party among the constituency executives, delegates and true patriots of our great party in the constituency. This gave other disgruntled applicants zeal to contest as independent candidates which nearly cause the party in 2016 general election. 

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Those of us in Accra also didn’t return home to vote in the last elections because of lack of open fairness and relegation of the party’s constitution in the constitution which results undoubtedly demonstrated serious apathy in the constituency at the detriment of the party.

This time, we will like to assure President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, National, regional and constituency executives of the party that, we have restored all reveals services and other commitments.

Currently, we are already prepared to return home to campaign vigorously for the party after the parliamentary primaries. We will also fully mobilise all our members in Accra among non-members to fully participate in the upcoming voters’ registration exercise.

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We also want to assure the Regional Chairman, Wontumi and the National Executives of our great party that, we the Adansi Asokwa Concern NPP members based in Accra are ready to sponsor printing of billboards, posters of both the Presidential candidate of the Party Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and whoever the party’s constituency delegates elect as Parliamentary candidate for the constituency.

However, for now, we know of only Sammy Binfo Dakwa as only person who has picked a nomination forms to contest incumbent MP Kwabene Tahiru Hammond popularly known as K.T Hammond.

We the concern members of the party, will want to entreat all other aspirants to conduct clean campaign devoid of insults and character assassination which has the ability to create more division and confusion in the constituency.

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Once again we thank the National, Regional and Adansi Asokwa constituency executives for ending 20years of autocratic selfish rule by some party members to the disadvantage of the entire constituency and the NPP in general.

Long live NPP

Long live Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo 

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Long live Adansi Asokwa NPP

4 More for NANA

Signed

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Convener Francis Quayson 

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Government spent GH¢40.4 billion on education between 2017 and 2020 – President Akufo-Addo

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“EXPENDITURE ON EDUCATION INCREASED BY 95% IN MY TIME” – PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO

President of Ghana. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

“So great has this government’s commitment to education been that public expenditure on education has almost doubled from twenty billion, seven hundred million cedis (GH¢20.7 billion) between 2013 and 2016, that is in the Mahama era, to forty billion, four hundred million cedis (GH¢40.4 billion) between 2017 and 2020, that is in the Akufo-Addo era, representing an increase of some ninety five percent (95%).”

These were the words of the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 4th January 2022, when he delivered a speech at the 6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in Kumasi.

Addressing the gathering at the event, President Akufo-Addo noted that GNAT is what it is today because of the work of its past and current membership and leadership, and he assured that, under his administration, the work undertaken by the membership and leadership of the Association will not be in vain.

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The President, thus, used the opportunity to thank all teachers in the country for the work they did, and continue to do, in ensuring that the education of Ghanaian children, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, has not been truncated.

“Continuous assessment, the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have all been written by thousands and thousands of students, under your care and guidance, in conditions of safety and orderliness, and without incident. The nation is extremely appreciative of these acts of selflessness and patriotism,” he said

According to President Akufo-Addo, his vision of a modern, competitive, Ghanaian economy, spearheaded by indigenous entrepreneurs, with productive employment for the great majority of its citizens, requires skilled economic actors, and to get there, the nation needs an educated workforce.

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“Through the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy, we are ensuring that value is being added to the intellect of every Ghanaian child. This is our surest way of succeeding in adding value to the Ghanaian economy, thereby helping to create acceptable, well-paying jobs for the young people of our country,” he said.

The President continued, “For us, in Ghana, also to make a success of our nation, we must pay attention to teachers. It is only a group of well trained and motivated teachers that can help deliver the educated and skilled workforce we require to transform our economy and nation”.

Outlining the many initiatives implemented by Government since 2017, he stated that his government has restored, since coming into office five years ago, and continues to pay, teacher trainee allowances, which were abolished by the previous administration.

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“In addition to the yearly average increase in salaries over the last five (5) years, my government is, for the first time in our nation’s history, paying a professional allowance to teachers. We have abolished the three (3) months’ pay policy for teachers, we have cleared the arrears, and promotions due teachers have also been effected,” he said.

He stressed that to prevent undue delays in promotion of qualified teachers, Government will, in 2022, improve on the conduct of the aptitude test instituted by the Ghana Education Service, leveraging on lessons learnt from the one conducted in 2021.

Affordable Housing for Teachers

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“Government is also committed to the development of affordable housing for teachers all across the nation. The current initiative will involve the provision of housing for both mortgage and rental. I am fully aware that one challenge facing teacher ownership of homes beyond finance is their inability to purchase homes where they intend to retire,” he said.

Through a subsidised loan programme, President Akufo-Addo indicated that teachers will be provided an opportunity to own houses in desired locations in various parts of the country, stating that the Ministry of Education is working with the National Service Scheme on this.

In addition, the Ministry of Works and Housing is in discussion with teacher unions to provide more housing opportunities for teachers.

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“Within the next two years, it is proposed that ten thousand (10,000) housing units on affordable terms will be developed for teachers across the country. This, as we all know, is the tip of the iceberg, but it is a good beginning,” he added.

Touching on the vexed issue of laptops for teachers, President Akufo-Addo was glad the supply of laptops was appreciated by teachers, and promised that the other related matters of concern will be addressed.

“Good relations between GNAT and my government are matters of importance to me, and I will do my best to promote such relations,” he added.

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Source: The Presidency

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