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The Action Year goes home

Postby Dr Vyrus » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:57 pm

President Mills’ action year was not without the kind of crisis that his administration has come to be known for. The difference this time was in the magnitude of the gaffes, and intensity of the consequences. There were just too many of them in the action year, that one could easily rename it the ‘crisis year’ without a formal ceremony or a laborious explanation. This sequel has indeed become necessary because part I of it could simply not capture all the action in the crisis year.

7th January, 2011, will go down in history for the wrong reasons. It was the day when the world was stunned by comments made by Ghana’s president, John Mills, on the Ivorian crisis. It was his response to a simple and harmless question that sought to know what our country’s position was with regards to the crisis in our neighbouring country. His response, the infamous ‘Dzi wo fi asem’, a complete mess, played a role in worsening the crisis in that country. Standing miles away in Accra, and with those four Fante words, Mills stabbed the African Union in the back and reversed the global effort, sparking more problems in the Ivory Coast.

Whilst the leaders of the world: ECOWAS, AU, EU and the UN Security Council were busily considering all the possible options available to remove the defeated Gbagbo, President Mills, was also busily telling them to mind their home business. They spoke with one voice, that, Laurent Gbagbo lost the presidential election and should yield peacefully the presidency of Cote d’Ivoire to the winner, Allasane Ouattara. They were thinking about the safety of the Ivorian people and the enhancement of democracy in the West African country. But Mills had other plans.

His friendship with Gbagbo was more important and he stood firmly by that. His comments strengthened Gbagbo’s resolve not to hand over power, and he did not. In the end, some 3,000 people were killed in violence. Today, Ghana, like many other African countries, continues to play host to Ivorian refugees who fled here as a result of the worsening crisis in their country at the time. We could not mind our home business after all.

The NDC promised to rid Ghana of filth in their first hundred days in office. The Ghanaian people believed it and voted for them, maybe. Ironically, three years after the NDC came to power, our country was hit severely by a cholera epidemic and some sixty people were killed as a result. But the reasons are not far away. This year, Ghana was adjudged by the World Health Organization and UNICEF as the second filthiest country in West Africa and fourth in Africa. Some five hundred patients are still recovering from the outbreak, and it still hasn’t been one hundred days since the NDC came into office.

The implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) became a nightmare for President Mills and his NDC in the action year. It led to huge upheavals in the labour front, which was characterised mainly by protests. The Ghana Medical Association declared a nationwide strike, and it became the longest recorded strike of doctors in the country’s history. It lasted for nearly three weeks and the consequences were fatal.

The Ghana Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (GABMLS) in November, declared a nationwide strike too, also over discrepancies and distortions in their placement on the SSSS. Teachers were promised in the 2010 State of the Nation Address by the president that they would be migrated onto the SSSS in 2011. He said they will smile all the way to the bank in 2011 to collect their salaries.

Rather, teachers miserably cried all the way from the bank when their accounts failed to reflect the strength of the spine. The Coalition of Concerned teachers embarked on an indefinite strike action in February to register their displeasure against the unfair treatment meted out to them with regards to their migration onto the SSSS. In March, teachers throughout the country joined them. They embarked on a strike action to protest against their new salaries under the SSSS.

The rehearsals for our 54th Independence anniversary celebration stopped abruptly because teachers who were supposed to take pupils through drills, were busily demonstrating and singing war songs. Hopefully, the innocent pupils did not pick up a few of the war songs for possible future use. In October, about 3,000 frustrated unpaid professional teachers in the Tamale Metropolis also hit the streets in protest of their unpaid arrears.

Members of the Upper East Regional Secretariat of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) also joined their counterparts in the Greater Accra, Northern and Upper West regions in their indefinite strike actions. Basic schools in Garu, in the Upper East region were closed down as teachers embarked on an indefinite strike over delays in the payment of their October salaries. The labour front was simply in a mess and one wonders what kind of action Mills had in mind when he declared 2011 action year.

In the action year, the Fonkar-Games peaked in Sunyani. For the first time in Ghana’s history, a sitting president seeking re-election as presidential candidate of his own party was challenged.

Members of his party were not happy with his performance as president. They said he is incompetent, visionless, mediocre and corrupt. Ordinarily it shouldn’t be a problem but with the case of Mills, it was and the Ghanaian people paid dearly for it. An already distracted and incompetent Mills was left with no options than to relegate his duties as president and engage in a fierce contest to lead his party.

The tax payer’s money was involved in some part time assignments. Herbert Mensah’s allegation that the president earmarked GH¢90million for his flagbearership campaign is yet to be disproved. Reports have it also, that the president paid delegates between GH¢5,000 and GH¢15,000 each on the day of the election. In the midst of it, a lot of revelations were made.

It became clear that even his party people admit he has been a failure and they did not hide it. They trumpeted it to the loud hearing of the world. They called him names and told us what kind of consultation keeps him going. The president won in the end, but he remains even more worn out by the acrimony that spiced the competition.

The action year came with massive corruption too. Six-unit classroom blocks which cost GH¢72,000 in 2008 now cost GH¢ 280,000, an increase of over 300% in a matter of three years. When called up by parliament to justify the unreasonably astronomic increase in the construction of these schools, the Education Minister, Betty Mould Iddrisu fumbled. She could only say that the projects were emergency ones.

The General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah was badly exposed in the action year for transacting business with the Bui Power Project while serving as a Board member. Mosquito, as he is popularly called has become a big time block manufacturer overnight, supplying cement blocks to the Bui Dam developers at relatively higher prices.

Due to this and others, the Bui Dam, which was scheduled to be completed in 2012, will have to wait one more year. Ghana had to find $118million more to top up the $620million originally scheduled to be used for the construction. And yet, Mosquito does not think the tax payer has been bruised. He says there is no conflict of interest, and President Mills agrees with him.

In May this year, the Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas, revealed that the Flow Meters on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah had never functioned since they were installed in January, 2011. The Ghanaian people heard about it and were not happy. We protested.

Government admitted the blunder but said Ghanaians were not being cheated. But the Ghanaian people were not convinced, and rightly so. The Flow Meters were finally fixed in August, after seven months, and the quantity of oil produced and supplied within that time, was measured with sticks, and we all know what that means with the NDC in office.

Notwithstanding the installation of the Flow Meters, Ghana can still not verify independently how much oil is produced. Till date, government has still not verified the calibrations on the Production Line Meters and the Export Flow Meters. Whether the meters have been tampered with or can be tampered with remains a mystery.

This year, an Accra High Court upheld the case of Mr Kweku Kwarteng and two others, and ordered the National Petroleum Authority to remove illegal margins disguised as ex-refinery differential from the prices of petrol, kerosene, diesel, LPG and MGL local. The NPA is also expected to return to Ghanaians an amount of ¢661million, which was illegally taken from us. This odd and sad occurrence can only take place when the NDC is in power.

The NDC is currently in the news for putting up a $20 million headquarters in Adabraka. Attempts by national executives of the party to respond to the claim have left the Ghanaian people even more confused and alarmed. National Organiser, Yaw Boateng Gyan, has confessed publicly that he has heard some gossips about a certain project being undertaken by the party, but did not know where the building is located.

He mentioned also about an NDC land at Oyarifa. Deputy General Secretary, Kofi Adams, has also not been able to say anything tangible on the ownership of the Adabraka edifice. He says this today, and that tomorrow. The only concrete thing he has said so far is that the party has a land at Oyibi. A claim is made on Adabraka and it becomes Oyarifa and then Oyibi and I’m wondering where next the project will be located in the coming days. Propaganda Secretary, Richard Quashigah has been asking the Ghanaian people: “if the NDC is putting up a building and so what?” He too has only heard rumours about the project.

But his deputy, Solomon Nkansah, has said that indeed the project belongs to the NDC and he knows that for sure. Asiedu Nketia, who happily announced to delegates at the Sunyani congress, that “the party has acquired its own land and is putting up an ultramodern national party headquarters”, has been conspicuously missing in the action. “Work is at an advanced stage and it is our expectation that the office would be ready for occupation by the middle of next year (2012)” were his words in Sunyani.

But there were other matters aside the corruption and mismanagement. It was in the action year that Prof. Frimpong-Boateng, the engineer and Head of the Cardio-thoracic Centre, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, was given an unprofessional sack for no apparent reason. A distinguished surgeon, par excellence, Prof. Frimpong-Boateng returned to Ghana to practice as Ghana's first locally-based cardiothoracic surgeon, and established the National Cardiothoracic Centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in 1992, as there were no cardiothoracic surgery facilities in the country at the time. After many years of selfless and distinguished service to his nation, the NDC decided to put political interests and differences ahead of the national interest. The Ghanaian people stood by the side of Prof. Frimpong Boateng sparking a huge uproar in the nation as to why the government had to pay back such a distinguished citizen with impunity. But Mills as always stood on the side of wrong.

A series of events in the action year, also testified to the alarming levels of arrogance, abuse of power and lawlessness since President Mills took office in 2009. Deputy Interior Minister, Kobby Acheampong had his turn when he caused the arbitrary arrest and detention of eight police officers on a motor check duty at Ekumfi Esaafa on the Cape Coast - Winneba highway. The only ‘offence’ of the police was that they sought to enforce the law on speed limit on our increasingly dangerous roads. The man who described Nana Akufo-Addo as a “fruit cake” and has gained notoriety over the years for his use of intemperate language and hurling of insults on others is today offended because he claims the police abused him verbally. Kobby Acheampong, like all other government appointees who are quick to abuse their office, violate the law and use intemperate language on others, are still at post.

But maybe, it all makes sense. Three months ago, after failing to seize the attention of the world with his flat, uninspiring schools under trees speech at the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, President Mills on his arrival at the Kotoka International Airport summarised it all. He told journalists that he was unaware of any agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that restricts Ghana on the amount of loans she can take in a year.

Mr President: on 12th May, 2011, your Finance Minister, Kwabena Dufuor together with the Governor of the Central Bank, Amissah Arthur, signed on your behalf, a Memorandum of Understanding with the IMF which stated clearly in part that “in 2011, commercial borrowing will not exceed $800 million.” It is shameful and unacceptable that you did not know this. It is too delicate and critical a matter, that it could happen on your blind side. I’m sorry but you are not in charge Mr President and the Ghanaian people are paying dearly for your incompetence and the absence of leadership in the country.

But if the president is not in charge, then who is? Did the Ghanaian people vote for the president or for the one(s) he has gifted the power to? What are the motives of these people? Are they truly greedy and selfish as their former boss, Mr. J J Rawlings reveals? And if our president is not in charge, what do we do when the time comes?
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Postby Dr Vyrus » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:01 pm

Still outstanding

1: STX?
2: Volta University?
3:BA university?
4: Police recruitment?
5: Opening of investigation on cocaine missing?
6: Legislation to give more power to agencies to fight corruption?
7: providing water for all?
8: stopping armed robbery?
9: Killers of Yaa Naa?
10: Killers of women 11 years ago?
11: Increase credit to business to stimulate the economy?
12: massive infrastructural development and job creation?
13: the Kotokoraba market?
14: the Cape Coast stadium?
15: the eastern corridor road ?
16: Major rehabilitation works at our ports ?
17: more schools?
18: more hospitals?
19:SADA?
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Postby *STOMP* » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:32 pm

Dr Vyrus wrote:Still outstanding

1: STX?
2: Volta University?
3:BA university?
4: Police recruitment?
5: Opening of investigation on cocaine missing?
6: Legislation to give more power to agencies to fight corruption?
7: providing water for all?
8: stopping armed robbery?
9: Killers of Yaa Naa?
10: Killers of women 11 years ago?
11: Increase credit to business to stimulate the economy?
12: massive infrastructural development and job creation?
13: the Kotokoraba market?
14: the Cape Coast stadium?
15: the eastern corridor road ?
16: Major rehabilitation works at our ports ?
17: more schools?
18: more hospitals?
19:SADA?


1; 0/10
2: 1/10
3: 1/10
4: 6/10
5: 2/10
6: 0/10
7: 6/10
8: 1.5/10
9: 3/10
10: 1/10
11: 4/10
12: 2/10
13: 1/10
14: 0/10
15: 3/10
16: 0/10
17: 5/10
18: 2/10
19: 4/10


total

42/190

I think this is a total fialure :( :( :(
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Postby Guest » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:05 am

Dr Vyrus wrote:Still outstanding

1: STX?
2: Volta University?
3:BA university?
4: Police recruitment?
5: Opening of investigation on cocaine missing?
6: Legislation to give more power to agencies to fight corruption?
7: providing water for all?
8: stopping armed robbery?
9: Killers of Yaa Naa?
10: Killers of women 11 years ago?
11: Increase credit to business to stimulate the economy?
12: massive infrastructural development and job creation?
13: the Kotokoraba market?
14: the Cape Coast stadium?
15: the eastern corridor road ?
16: Major rehabilitation works at our ports ?
17: more schools?
18: more hospitals?
19:SADA?



Atta is chilling in NYC. he claims he has work so hard this year so he needs to rest. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :P :P :P One term president
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Postby paabo » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:24 am



Ablakwa: Why we say Mills’ achievements are unprecedented



Deputy Information Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa on Saturday enumerated achievements he said the President Mills-led administration has achieved in the space of three years.

He was speaking on Alhaji and Alhaji on Radio Gold.

The achievements, he said, include;

1) GDP growth rate of 13.6% (highest in Ghana’s entire history)

2) Longest sustained single digit inflation (more than 20 months and now at 8.6%)

3) Highest ever Gross International Reserves and Foreign Direct Investment

4) 1 million metric tonnes of cocoa production

5) President signing up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the Open Government Partnership

6) Establishing the Public Interest Committee to oversee the Oil Sector and its independent membership like Mr. Kwame Pianim and Prof. Addae Mensah

7) 2 new public universities being established at the same time in the Volta and the Brong Ahafo Regions

8) $3 billion dollar CDB loan: biggest ever loan to Ghana and any African country from China. This is a loud attestation of the level of confidence in the Ghanaian economy

9) Founder’s Day declaration

10) Constitution Review Process successfully underway

11) Over 60,000 computers and laptops distributed freely

12) 4 Navy Ships (After more than 32 years of appeals), over 150 Fire Tenders and Fire Fighting Equipments to the Fire Service, First ever ultramodern forensic laboratory for the Ghana Police Service together with hundreds of vehicles and other equipments and massive retooling and aircrafts for the Army

13) Electricity Expansion: From 54% nationwide coverage to 72% nationwide coverage under 3 years. (Represents 18% addition in 3 years compared with NPP’s 11% in 8 years). 1,700 communities have therefore been connected to the national grid

14) Street lights in all regional capitals including Tema Motorway

15) Meeting all 4 convergence criteria of the West Africa Monetary Zone

16) Mobile Number Portability (First time in West Africa)

17) Anti-Corruption:
- Right to Information Bill moves from the Executive to the Legislature for the first time
- SFO strengthened with additional powers and logistics as it becomes EOCO
- Handling of Woyome Case – No cover up like we saw in the case of Harona Esseku, Dr. Richard Anane and what President Kufuor said in Cape Coast that he would not allow his government to be embarrassed in fighting corruption. In sharp contrast, President Mills says when it comes to fighting corruption, “it doesn’t matter whose ox is gored”

18) 97% approval rating within President Mills’ party the NDC and within the international community as attested by UN Secretary General, US President, Ivorian President, Chinese President etc.

19) Fastest packaged social interventions in a first term: in President Mills' first year; Free uniforms, Free exercise books, 50% increase in capitation grant, Elimination of Schools under trees and the Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MASTESS) had been rolled out as compared to the NPP’s school feeding which was started in 2005, Capitation Grant in 2005/2006 academic year, Metro Mass in 2003, NYEP in 2006, Metro Mass Pilot in 2003, Health Insurance in 2004 and LEAP in 2008

20) Wage Bill more than doubles under 3 years (From about 2 billion Cedis to over 5 billion Cedis) President Mills has therefore put more money in the pocket of Ghanaian workers who are better off today than they were.

21) Life Expectancy has shot up by 11 years from 53 years to 64.2 years according to the latest United Nations Human Development Index

22) Special Funds:
- Media Development Fund – 1 million Cedis
- Creative Industry Fund – 2 million Cedis
- Science, Technology and Innovation Fund – 2 million Cedis

23) Industry receiving phenomenal boost: - Resuscitated the former Akwatia Diamonds which had collapsed. Now the Ghana Consolidated Diamonds Company Ltd.
- Revamping of Ayensu Starch Factory
- Revamping Pwalugu Tomato Factory
- Revamping the Cotton Industry
- Establishing a Sheanut Processing Factory at Buipe
- Aviation industry booming with over 20 international and domestic flights introduced coupled with expansion projects at the Kotoka Airport and similar plans for domestic airports

24) Establishment of the National Buffer Stock Company Limited: It has guaranteed ready market for farmers, ensured stable prices and contributed tremendously to food security. In 2010 the World Food Programme relied on the National Buffer Stock Company for its purchases to address Famine in Niger.

25) Upgrading of the Tamale Regional Hospital which is helping improve health delivery in the Northern Sector and ensure that UDS Medical Students go through their education without truncations and relocations to KATH or KBTH as used to happen in the past. This is in addition to several polyclinics which have been constructed in all three Northern Regions.

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Postby Dr Vyrus » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:50 pm

Are you not embarrassed to be posting this? What did mills do to increase cocoa production? you think if Kuffour had slept on the job like he is doing cocoa production will be this high? what did he do to increase our growth rate? does he think that if Kuffour had sleep on the job like he is doing and not sped up oil exploration he will be giving these oil induced figures? take oil out and see our growth rate. take oil out and see if the Chinese will give you a loan . A goat could have been president all all these would have happened after the work that Kuffour did. yet Mills still managed to run down the metro mass transport ,youth employment program,national health insurance program managed to get BK Asamoah to fleece the country with the STX project,Woyome and Waterville to milk the consolidated funds dry what are you talking about here? the only thing unprecedented is his level of incompetence and hypocrisy that is all. A goat as president would have done better than him.
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Postby paabo » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:07 pm

Vyrus, is Ablakwa lying again?

To you, this govt is functioning well because of K4? Wow, so what credit did the 8yrs of NPP give to Nkrumah or Guggisberg? You think if this was a shoddy govt, the oil would have flowed? Not to mention all the groundwork put in place to ensure our oil industry does not become like that of Nigeria with all the associated crimes and corruption.

Again I ask, is Ablakwa lying?
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Postby Dr Vyrus » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:14 pm

paabo wrote:Vyrus, is Ablakwa lying again?

To you, this govt is functioning well because of K4? Wow, so what credit did the 8yrs of NPP give to Nkrumah or Guggisberg? You think if this was a shoddy govt, the oil would have flowed? Not to mention all the groundwork put in place to ensure our oil industry does not become like that of Nigeria with all the associated crimes and corruption.

Again I ask, is Ablakwa lying?
it is tautology to say Ablakwa is lying. I mean I see he left out his 1,6 billion jobs in the first year thing. i am not saying this government is doing well. they are doing nothing but peddling lies and insults. What I'm saying is all the things i said about could have happened with a goat as president because Kuffour had aldready done it before he left . They should tell us what happened with the STX , Woyome, Universities of snakes and lizards.
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Postby paabo » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:27 pm

:lol: :lol Vyrus, grab some iced water to cool down. The race has hardly begun and you're already popping vessels in your brain? :razz:
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paabo wrote:Vyrus, is Ablakwa lying again?

To you, this govt is functioning well because of K4? Wow, so what credit did the 8yrs of NPP give to Nkrumah or Guggisberg? You think if this was a shoddy govt, the oil would have flowed? Not to mention all the groundwork put in place to ensure our oil industry does not become like that of Nigeria with all the associated crimes and corruption.

Again I ask, is Ablakwa lying?
it is tautology to say Ablakwa is lying. I mean I see he left out his 1,6 billion jobs in the first year thing. i am not saying this government is doing well. they are doing nothing but peddling lies and insults. What I'm saying is all the things i said about could have happened with a goat as president because Kuffour had aldready done it before he left . They should tell us what happened with the STX , Woyome, Universities of snakes and lizards.
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Postby Dr Vyrus » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:33 pm

paabo wrote::lol: :lol Vyrus, grab some iced water to cool down. The race has hardly begun and you're already popping vessels in your brain? :razz:
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paabo wrote:Vyrus, is Ablakwa lying again?

To you, this govt is functioning well because of K4? Wow, so what credit did the 8yrs of NPP give to Nkrumah or Guggisberg? You think if this was a shoddy govt, the oil would have flowed? Not to mention all the groundwork put in place to ensure our oil industry does not become like that of Nigeria with all the associated crimes and corruption.

Again I ask, is Ablakwa lying?
it is tautology to say Ablakwa is lying. I mean I see he left out his 1,6 billion jobs in the first year thing. i am not saying this government is doing well. they are doing nothing but peddling lies and insults. What I'm saying is all the things i said about could have happened with a goat as president because Kuffour had aldready done it before he left . They should tell us what happened with the STX , Woyome, Universities of snakes and lizards.
Paabo this year is not going to be like the last you guys will not put out kejetai statistics and not be called out on it. Anyway i have taken your advice i think I need a drink :)
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Postby Pax Africana » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:36 am

paabo wrote:

Ablakwa: Why we say Mills’ achievements are unprecedented



Deputy Information Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa on Saturday enumerated achievements he said the President Mills-led administration has achieved in the space of three years.

He was speaking on Alhaji and Alhaji on Radio Gold.

The achievements, he said, include;

1) GDP growth rate of 13.6% (highest in Ghana’s entire history)

2) Longest sustained single digit inflation (more than 20 months and now at 8.6%)

3) Highest ever Gross International Reserves and Foreign Direct Investment

4) 1 million metric tonnes of cocoa production

5) President signing up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the Open Government Partnership

6) Establishing the Public Interest Committee to oversee the Oil Sector and its independent membership like Mr. Kwame Pianim and Prof. Addae Mensah

7) 2 new public universities being established at the same time in the Volta and the Brong Ahafo Regions

8) $3 billion dollar CDB loan: biggest ever loan to Ghana and any African country from China. This is a loud attestation of the level of confidence in the Ghanaian economy

9) Founder’s Day declaration

10) Constitution Review Process successfully underway

11) Over 60,000 computers and laptops distributed freely

12) 4 Navy Ships (After more than 32 years of appeals), over 150 Fire Tenders and Fire Fighting Equipments to the Fire Service, First ever ultramodern forensic laboratory for the Ghana Police Service together with hundreds of vehicles and other equipments and massive retooling and aircrafts for the Army

13) Electricity Expansion: From 54% nationwide coverage to 72% nationwide coverage under 3 years. (Represents 18% addition in 3 years compared with NPP’s 11% in 8 years). 1,700 communities have therefore been connected to the national grid

14) Street lights in all regional capitals including Tema Motorway

15) Meeting all 4 convergence criteria of the West Africa Monetary Zone

16) Mobile Number Portability (First time in West Africa)

17) Anti-Corruption:
- Right to Information Bill moves from the Executive to the Legislature for the first time
- SFO strengthened with additional powers and logistics as it becomes EOCO
- Handling of Woyome Case – No cover up like we saw in the case of Harona Esseku, Dr. Richard Anane and what President Kufuor said in Cape Coast that he would not allow his government to be embarrassed in fighting corruption. In sharp contrast, President Mills says when it comes to fighting corruption, “it doesn’t matter whose ox is gored”

18) 97% approval rating within President Mills’ party the NDC and within the international community as attested by UN Secretary General, US President, Ivorian President, Chinese President etc.

19) Fastest packaged social interventions in a first term: in President Mills' first year; Free uniforms, Free exercise books, 50% increase in capitation grant, Elimination of Schools under trees and the Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MASTESS) had been rolled out as compared to the NPP’s school feeding which was started in 2005, Capitation Grant in 2005/2006 academic year, Metro Mass in 2003, NYEP in 2006, Metro Mass Pilot in 2003, Health Insurance in 2004 and LEAP in 2008

20) Wage Bill more than doubles under 3 years (From about 2 billion Cedis to over 5 billion Cedis) President Mills has therefore put more money in the pocket of Ghanaian workers who are better off today than they were.

21) Life Expectancy has shot up by 11 years from 53 years to 64.2 years according to the latest United Nations Human Development Index

22) Special Funds:
- Media Development Fund – 1 million Cedis
- Creative Industry Fund – 2 million Cedis
- Science, Technology and Innovation Fund – 2 million Cedis

23) Industry receiving phenomenal boost: - Resuscitated the former Akwatia Diamonds which had collapsed. Now the Ghana Consolidated Diamonds Company Ltd.
- Revamping of Ayensu Starch Factory
- Revamping Pwalugu Tomato Factory
- Revamping the Cotton Industry
- Establishing a Sheanut Processing Factory at Buipe
- Aviation industry booming with over 20 international and domestic flights introduced coupled with expansion projects at the Kotoka Airport and similar plans for domestic airports

24) Establishment of the National Buffer Stock Company Limited: It has guaranteed ready market for farmers, ensured stable prices and contributed tremendously to food security. In 2010 the World Food Programme relied on the National Buffer Stock Company for its purchases to address Famine in Niger.

25) Upgrading of the Tamale Regional Hospital which is helping improve health delivery in the Northern Sector and ensure that UDS Medical Students go through their education without truncations and relocations to KATH or KBTH as used to happen in the past. This is in addition to several polyclinics which have been constructed in all three Northern Regions.

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Paabo, where are my ambulances? Where is the medical helicopter? :evil: How many Ghanaians need to die needlessly before you people realise the should be a body under NADMO that manages a centralised Ambulance Service? Ablakwa should have a chalewote thrown at him, I'll pay any street hawker that does...
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Postby paabo » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:25 pm

Pax Africana wrote:
paabo wrote:

Ablakwa: Why we say Mills’ achievements are unprecedented



Deputy Information Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa on Saturday enumerated achievements he said the President Mills-led administration has achieved in the space of three years.

He was speaking on Alhaji and Alhaji on Radio Gold.

The achievements, he said, include;

1) GDP growth rate of 13.6% (highest in Ghana’s entire history)

2) Longest sustained single digit inflation (more than 20 months and now at 8.6%)

3) Highest ever Gross International Reserves and Foreign Direct Investment

4) 1 million metric tonnes of cocoa production

5) President signing up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the Open Government Partnership

6) Establishing the Public Interest Committee to oversee the Oil Sector and its independent membership like Mr. Kwame Pianim and Prof. Addae Mensah

7) 2 new public universities being established at the same time in the Volta and the Brong Ahafo Regions

8) $3 billion dollar CDB loan: biggest ever loan to Ghana and any African country from China. This is a loud attestation of the level of confidence in the Ghanaian economy

9) Founder’s Day declaration

10) Constitution Review Process successfully underway

11) Over 60,000 computers and laptops distributed freely

12) 4 Navy Ships (After more than 32 years of appeals), over 150 Fire Tenders and Fire Fighting Equipments to the Fire Service, First ever ultramodern forensic laboratory for the Ghana Police Service together with hundreds of vehicles and other equipments and massive retooling and aircrafts for the Army

13) Electricity Expansion: From 54% nationwide coverage to 72% nationwide coverage under 3 years. (Represents 18% addition in 3 years compared with NPP’s 11% in 8 years). 1,700 communities have therefore been connected to the national grid

14) Street lights in all regional capitals including Tema Motorway

15) Meeting all 4 convergence criteria of the West Africa Monetary Zone

16) Mobile Number Portability (First time in West Africa)

17) Anti-Corruption:
- Right to Information Bill moves from the Executive to the Legislature for the first time
- SFO strengthened with additional powers and logistics as it becomes EOCO
- Handling of Woyome Case – No cover up like we saw in the case of Harona Esseku, Dr. Richard Anane and what President Kufuor said in Cape Coast that he would not allow his government to be embarrassed in fighting corruption. In sharp contrast, President Mills says when it comes to fighting corruption, “it doesn’t matter whose ox is gored”

18) 97% approval rating within President Mills’ party the NDC and within the international community as attested by UN Secretary General, US President, Ivorian President, Chinese President etc.

19) Fastest packaged social interventions in a first term: in President Mills' first year; Free uniforms, Free exercise books, 50% increase in capitation grant, Elimination of Schools under trees and the Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MASTESS) had been rolled out as compared to the NPP’s school feeding which was started in 2005, Capitation Grant in 2005/2006 academic year, Metro Mass in 2003, NYEP in 2006, Metro Mass Pilot in 2003, Health Insurance in 2004 and LEAP in 2008

20) Wage Bill more than doubles under 3 years (From about 2 billion Cedis to over 5 billion Cedis) President Mills has therefore put more money in the pocket of Ghanaian workers who are better off today than they were.

21) Life Expectancy has shot up by 11 years from 53 years to 64.2 years according to the latest United Nations Human Development Index

22) Special Funds:
- Media Development Fund – 1 million Cedis
- Creative Industry Fund – 2 million Cedis
- Science, Technology and Innovation Fund – 2 million Cedis

23) Industry receiving phenomenal boost: - Resuscitated the former Akwatia Diamonds which had collapsed. Now the Ghana Consolidated Diamonds Company Ltd.
- Revamping of Ayensu Starch Factory
- Revamping Pwalugu Tomato Factory
- Revamping the Cotton Industry
- Establishing a Sheanut Processing Factory at Buipe
- Aviation industry booming with over 20 international and domestic flights introduced coupled with expansion projects at the Kotoka Airport and similar plans for domestic airports

24) Establishment of the National Buffer Stock Company Limited: It has guaranteed ready market for farmers, ensured stable prices and contributed tremendously to food security. In 2010 the World Food Programme relied on the National Buffer Stock Company for its purchases to address Famine in Niger.

25) Upgrading of the Tamale Regional Hospital which is helping improve health delivery in the Northern Sector and ensure that UDS Medical Students go through their education without truncations and relocations to KATH or KBTH as used to happen in the past. This is in addition to several polyclinics which have been constructed in all three Northern Regions.

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Paabo, where are my ambulances? Where is the medical helicopter? :evil: How many Ghanaians need to die needlessly before you people realise the should be a body under NADMO that manages a centralised Ambulance Service? Ablakwa should have a chalewote thrown at him, I'll pay any street hawker that does...


Well on this side of the pond, all we hear is that ambulances, fire trucks etc have been bought (procured :lol: ). I have no idea on how they are being put to use, but I'm sure any suggestions on improvement of services will be very welcome, no? :lol:
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Postby Dr Vyrus » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:34 pm

and Paabo you believe every your people tell you when just two days ago a whole representative of your government admitted to lying in parliament . it seems there is a trend. Ablakwa lies and gets a govt pos, Fiifi Kwertei lies and he is given a post, Baba Jamal lies and he is given a post, amam Benewa doe lies and gets rewarded, Kuku lies and he is made the president's spokes person, Victor smith lies and he is also given a ministerial appointment. How comfortable are you with a party and government where you have to show how well you can lie before you get recognition. Martin Amidu decides to tell the truth and he is immediately given the sack
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Postby paabo » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:52 pm

Dr Vyrus wrote:and Paabo you believe every your people tell you when just two days ago a whole representative of your government admitted to lying in parliament . it seems there is a trend. Ablakwa lies and gets a govt pos, Fiifi Kwertei lies and he is given a post, Baba Jamal lies and he is given a post, amam Benewa doe lies and gets rewarded, Kuku lies and he is made the president's spokes person, Victor smith lies and he is also given a ministerial appointment. How comfortable are you with a party and government where you have to show how well you can lie before you get recognition. Martin Amidu decides to tell the truth and he is immediately given the sack

Well no one is telling me anything for me to believe. I'm getting all the info on the web as most diasporeans do. Doesn't mean I take everything I read as sancrosanct. I admit the lying in our politics has been too much, even K Baako has been caught up in it, not to mention the many tapes which are being denied by the said voices as theirs. Then we have the problem of Team B ministers or office holders without the wherewithall to be in those positions to start with. It's a problem, but not entirely a unique one to a particular party. Politicians accross board are all guilty of lies or glossing over untruths and embellishing innuendoes. It's a Ghanaian problem.
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Statement: Mills’ Phenomenal Economic Infrastructure Record Vis a Vis NPPs Comical Record

Thank you once again ladies and gentlemen of the media for honouring another invitation from the NDC forum For Setting The Records Straight.

A couple of weeks ago, we addressed the first of our 2012 series of press conferences. On that occasion, we intimated that we would be systematically and comprehensively telling the full story of President Mills’ accomplishments over the last three years plus.

We set the ball rolling by taking a comprehensive look at what has been done by President Mills in the area of macroeconomic management. We also used the occasion to straighten many distortions being peddled by the NPP and reminded the nation of the abysmal economic performance of the NPP and the crisis in which they left the economy upon leaving office.

In response to our press conference our friends in the NPP attempted what can only be described as a wishy washy riposte. Nothing meaty, nor comprehensive- they rather went on personality attacks, threw in further distortions of the truth and added some outright fabrications for good measure. NPP just doesn’t seem able to change for the better!

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, today, we want to tackle our second issue- we want to tell you about the strides made by President Mills in the area of the provision of critical economic infrastructure.

In three short years, President Mills has made giant strides in the area of investing heavily in the economic infrastructure of the country- so much stride that it is not difficult for us to point to solid accomplishments in three years. That does not seem to be the case with the NPP.

Their hapless Communications Director, Nana Akomea, recently had a torrid time mentioning just one completed major economic infrastructure in the first four years of their government. He eventually had to blatantly deceive the good people of Ghana that the NPP government in its first term completed the Accra-Cape Coast road- A project which was completed not earlier than the end of 2006. Hmmmmm… the lies NPP can tell in their utter desperation to cover their abysmal record!

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, the record of the NPP at the close of the first four years must be dire indeed judging that in their acclaimed “So Far So Good” document that celebrated their flagship projects, the only completed economic infrastructural projects they could point to are Diamond Cement in Aflao and a Cocoa processing Plant that was commissioned in 2001. Both of which are incidentally projects that were begun long before the NPP came into office in 2001.

Their own record of achievements could not index any other completed economic projects- unless their completion of the statue of Nii Tackie Tawiah, the statue of J.B. Danquah, the Mausoleum in honor of Dr Busia, which the document proudly highlights, represents their economic projects in the first four years. For those who cannot believe that there was virtually not a single completed economic infrastructural project in NPPs own document, all they need to do is to procure a copy of NPP’s So Far So Good document and verify this fact for themselves.

The only warning we want to give to such seekers, is that they need to brace up for some other shocking achievements of the NPP like the catching of a deer at a hunting festival by an Asafo group, which from all indications must have been an UNPRECEDENTED NPP feat in their first four years.

Road Sector Strides - Difference is Crystal Clear

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, the NDC family in the past invested so much into road infrastructure that the NPP which was then in opposition used to say that people don’t eat roads. That proud tradition has continued to inspire President Mills and his team.

NPP obviously made some efforts in the area of road infrastructure. But their performance in their first four years can be described as abysmal compared with the strides President Mills has made in the last three years.

Let’s take the example of cocoa roads.

Whereas in the first four years of the NPP the total spent on cocoa roads amounted to not more than 3 million Ghana cedis (30 billion old cedis), in the three years of President Mills not less than 340 million cedis have been allocated to cocoa roads. The difference is staggering and underscores the massive commitment of president Mills to the rapid transformation of the nation’s economic infrastructure.

Accra Tema Roads

That aggressive approach to the expansion of the nation’s economic infrastructure explains the huge numbers of road projects that are being undertaken nationwide. The case of Accra and Tema are worth highlighting.

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, Did Accra and Tema witness the number of road projects they have seen in the three years of President Mills during the first four years of the NPP?

The answer is a big No!

The people of Dansoman did not see the highway they are witnessing today in the eight long years of the NPP. The residents along the Spintex road did not experience the development they are privy to today not to talk about the 12km long Polo Grounds bypass that has been provided by the Mills administration. The people in East Legon and Adjiringanor did not have the privilege of having a 24 km road upgraded for them under the NPP. The residents of Teshie did not also see their roads done. All these have been done by President Mills in three short years.

We have not even mentioned the new Fiesta Royale-Gimpa highway or the asphalted road that passes in front of Nana Akuffo Addo’s residence- a road that for the eight years of the NPP remained in dire condition.

We have not even spoken about the Panbros Bypass which is another indicator of the determination of President Mills to really open the nation with road infrastructure as part of efforts to accelerate the movement of goods and services and thus catalyze the transformational economy envisaged in the Better Ghana Agenda.

The story is no different in Tema. The 16.5km Central Business District roads, the Republic and Padmore roads signal the strides being made by President Mills. Others are the Meridian, Lumumba (Agbamami) and Beach roads, the Lashibi, Baatsonaa and Klagon Road; the Kpone main road, the Tema Oil Refinery Road and the Ashaiman-Zeenu road. The residents of Tema have never seen such a performance in just three short years. Is it any wonder that the TMA Boss is being fondly called Mr Asphalt by some residents of Tema?

Roads Everywhere You Go

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, the story of the phenomenal job done in three short years by President Mills is the same across the different regions of Ghana. The people of Akatsi through Tadjewu to Dzodze can still not believe their eyes that within three short years a major new road has been constructed and commissioned for them- opening that corridor to a whole new economic opportunity.

Infact, it would be too tedious to mention every single road project that has been done or is on target to be completed before the first mandate of President Mills is completed.

What makes the story even more remarkable is the fact that President Mills had to cough a staggering 35 trillion old cedis to pay off arrears left behind by the NPP- an amount of money that President Mills could have used to construct so many more roads and other infrastructural projects all over the country within the last three years.

Despite this massive handicap the NPP saddled President Mills with, the Mills’ government has still gone out of its way to cover the shame of the NPP- shame incurred by the NPP when it started major road projects without bothering to secure a reliable source of funding for those projects- a practice that can only be described as road construction by the Grace of God. How sad! Undeterred, President Mills is steadily but surely on course towards completing these roads, now called the gang of four roads.

Time would not permit to talk about roads such as the 94km Tarkwa-Bogoso-Ayamfuri road and many others all over the country that will see substantial progress by the end of President Mills’ first term- not to mention the unprecedented Eastern Corridor road project, (a 695km road from the Motorway Roundabout to Kulungugu) for which funding has been secured.

If we want to mention them all, we would require a whole press conference but as you know we must spend some of our time today to also touch on other economic infrastructure outside of roads. Those keen to have all the juicy details should look out for our government communication team’s updated Green book of projects that will detail almost all of Prez Mills’ socio-economic projects. But before we move on to the next section let’s mention the Worawora to Dambai road which had never been tarred before but for the first time is nearing completion under President Mills.

Transport Sector Strides

The performance chalked by President Mills in the transport sector is equally impressive. Let’s take the aviation sector as an example. In three years of President Mills, the nation has made phenomenal strides.

The three years of President Mills have seen three new boarding gates at the Kotoka International Airport, eight additional aircraft parking bays nearing completion, the construction of a Perishable Cargo Centre which is set to revolutionize the nation’s horticultural export business, the construction of a gold refinery plant, the provision of about 2300 trolleys up from the inadequate 430 trolleys that were available in 2008 among others.

Is it any wonder that in three short years, four new carriers are now operating in Ghana? United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Brussels and Turkish Airlines and TAP Portugal is about set to join? Is it any surprise also that many new international carriers are eagerly finalizing plans to open routes into Accra? Is it any shock that domestic flights have increased from two to four in three short years?

In the area of Railways, despite creating a whole Ministry for Railways, NPP was unable to do anything significant for the railway sector. Though the Sod cutting of the Accra-Tema Railway project was done in the year 2004 and the project was to be completed by the end of 2005, the Non Performing Party, NPP, as usual just huffed and puffed for years and could not deliver the project till they left office. It had to take President Mills to complete the Accra-Tema railway line.

Having used the first three years to achieve the above in the transport sector, President Mills in his fourth year has introduced the real Game- Changer to the transport sector. Through the 3 billion dollar facility, President Mills is taking the transport sector to unprecedented heights.

Whereas NPP spent precious resources out of the $750m to procure locomotives when the railway line was not yet in existence, President Mills is channelling a significant chunk of these precious resources into the western corridor infrastructural renewal- notably the Takoradi Port retrofit and the Western Railway lines and the eastern corridor multi-modal transportation- visionary and unprecedented investments that are set to completely revolutionize the nation’s transport sector.

These are the far-sighted undertakings of a leader whose obsession, unlike NPP, is not procurement politics (apology to NPP’s Deputy Minister for Finance, Dr Agambilla) but the real transformation of the nation’s economic infrastructure.

So these are feats that the nation never saw in eight long years of the NPP. Yet the NPP dares to compare its abysmal performance with the sterling performance of President Mills.

Agricultural Sector Infrastructure Boost

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, NPP came into office in 2001 trumpeting to the rooftops their avowed commitment towards the modernisation of agriculture and the 30 percent reduction in the quantum of rice imported into the country.

That was the talk. What did the NPP do about the talk? When NPP left office after eight years, the number of available Rice Combine Harvesters stood at an insignificant four. Within three short years the Mills’ led government took the number from single 4 to 140 new Rice Combine Harvesters.

Is it any surprise that whereas rice import shot up under NPP from $100m to about $500m within the space of three years, President Mills has reduced the import of rice by about 30%?

We repeat that the difference between the NDC and the NPP is like light and darkness. While President Mills walks the talk, all NPP does is to huff and puff and deliver little as can be seen in the example above.

That’s not all-

• President Mills in three years has also procured 25 new Maize Harvesters in three years when NPP in eight long years provided ZERO.

• President Mills has provided 350 new grain-cocoon storage facilities as against the 200 that were available during NPP’s reign.

• Whereas there existed no boreholes for agricultural purposes during NPP’s tenure, President Mills in three years has provided 1500 boreholes to boost agriculture.

• There were only 12 Agricultural Mechanization Service Centres (AMSECs) by the end of NPP’s rule. President Mills in three years added 77.

• Fertilizer subsidy at close of 2008 stood at 43,176 metric tons. By 2011, the Mills’ led government increased that to an impressive 176,000 metric tons.

• In eight long years, the NPP could not set up a National Food Buffer Stock Company. Prof Mills, the visionary leader took less than two years to deliver what NPP was too blind to even conceive. As a result of that visionary leadership, a government of Ghana achieved the UNPRECEDENTED feat of providing relief food items to flood victims in Atiwa and other areas without recourse to assistance from development partners; not to mention that in 2010, the World Food Program relied on the National Buffer Stock Company for its purchases to address famine in Niger.

• NPP set up a whole ministry in charge of fisheries but never bothered to procure patrol vessels to protect our fisheries resources and boost enforcement of the fisheries regulation. How has the visionary President Mills gone about this? He has quickly moved to procure four (4) patrol vessels. So President Mills has demonstrated that the answer does not lie in setting up a Ministry for Fisheries as NPP did and Akufo Addo is still dreaming of restoring, but the need to show real commitment to the sector. The same commitment being shown by President Mills in dedicating a chunk of the $3bn facility to the coastal fishing, harbours and landing sites redevelopment projects as well as boosting fishing along the Volta lake

• One of the sectors that saw a massive collapse under the NPP is the cotton sector. In three years, President Mills has given a new lease of life to the Cotton industry. For the first time in over several years, 40,000 farmers in 2011, cultivated 23,000 ha 0f cotton in the three northern regions from a previous figure of 2500. Lint cotton production increased to 7000 metric tons in 2011 from about 1300 MT previously. This came about because of the attraction into the sector of an investment of about $15m and government’s far reaching plans to create a Cotton Advisory Authority to protect and regulate the cotton industry. Under Mills’ visionary leadership, prospects for this sector and other sectors look so much bright.

Despite these demonstrable commitments to the transformation of the sector, high dependence on rain-fed agriculture has continued to produce very good performance in some years (2010 for example) and not so good in other years (2011 for instance). It is to significantly address this, that President Mills is dedicating a significant portion of the $3bn facility to the Accra Plains irrigation project which almost everyone except NPP has hailed as a transformational undertaking.

O, NPP! They can’t do it; and yet they will not let those who are willing and able, to do it without hindrance. What kind of people are these? They seem opposed to everything positive and progressive.

Energy Infrastructure - Mills Kayoes NPP There Too

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, the Mills’ story is no less remarkable when we take a look at the energy sector- a sector which represents one of the most critical drivers of any economy.

The NDC family is known all over Ghana as the tradition that took electricity to every district of the country- a commitment that confirms the social democratic resolve of the party in its quest to open up socio economic opportunities throughout every district of Ghana.

Eight years of the NPP after the previous NDC left office, saw another abysmal performance by the Non Performing Party, NPP. When the NPP took the reins of power in 2001, the percentage of households that were connected to the national electricity grid stood at 43%. In the period of eight long years, the NPP took this rate up by 11% to 54%.

Enter President Mills on January 7, 2009. Within less than three years, the performing government phenomenally increased the rate by 18%, taking it up from the 54% it inherited to above 72%.
Within that time span, over 1700 communities have been connected to the national grid. All indications are pointing to even more sterling accomplishment in this area by the close of this current year 2012 which will likely take the national electricity access rate to about 80%.

In the area of generation capacity, the NPP in 2001 met a generation capacity of 1322MW. After eight years they added 488MW. In less than three years, the Mills led government has taken the capacity from 1810 MW where NPP left it, to 2186MW, thus adding a total of 376MW to the generation capacity. And every indication points to the fact that by close of 2012, an additional capacity of 265MW will be installed, bringing an extra capacity of 265MW; which will take the total installed capacity to 2,451MW (that is 641MW additional capacity within the four years of President Mills.)


We have not even touched the massive transformation President Mills is about to bring to the energy sector through the $850m planned to be used for the gas infrastructure whose raison d'être is to transform the gas resource into electricity and drastically change the face of the energy sector when it comes fully on stream.


Ladies and gentlemen of the media, as you can amply see from the above:

• In road infrastructure, Mills is too much for the NPP.

• In transport infrastructure, Mills is too much for NPP.

• In Agric infrastructure, Mills is too much for the NPP.

• In Energy infrastructure, Mills is too much for the NPP.


Everywhere you Go, Mills Is Just too Much and too Good For The NPP!

And yet the NPP is making a claim for a comeback-

A Comeback with this abysmal performance?
A comeback to take over from a President who has taken three short years to virtually surpass NPP in all positive areas of national life? And this despite having expended nearly 40 trillion old cedis simply to pay off the elephant size arrears NPP left behind in 2008.

We will at our next outing delve into the Mills’ social infrastructure record. By the time we are through with that Ghanaians will rightly be wondering what exactly NPP spent eight years doing at the helm of affairs.

So President Mills in three short years has not just achieved:

• an unprecedented single digit inflation that has among others stopped the price of kenkey galloping by 525% in three years as happened under the NPP

• an unprecedented low budget deficit

• an unprecedented GDP growth

• an unprecedented one million metric tons of cocoa

• an unprecedented 2 billion dollar cocoa loan syndication

• an unprecedented rise in Foreign Direct Investments and portfolio investments

• an unprecedented single digit 91 day T bill rate

• an unprecedented gross external reserves

• an unprecedented international confidence in Ghana’s economy and

• an unprecedented single spine salary scheme.


President has also surpassed the NPPs corresponding period record in all economic infrastructure and in some respects trumped NPPs eight year economic infrastructure record.


If this not a better government under a better president, what else could be?

So we wish to thank you ladies and gentlemen of the media and till we meet again soon, do keep in mind that Everywhere You Go, Mills Is Just too Much and too Good for the NPP.






Source: NDC Forum For Setting The Records Straight
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Postby Empire of Victory » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:18 pm

with Woyome's 50 million dollars this could have happened for other regions too...
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Postby paabo » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:25 pm

online version of ‘Better Ghana Agenda’ book

http://www.mybetterghana.com/BGA.Overview.pdf

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