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Johnson Asiedu Nketiah

  • The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia thinks that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government was a confused one.

  • He accused the president of failing to deliver on his campaign promise of not running family and friends’ government, adding that filling key government positions with “an army of cousins, nieces and other relatives” was a frontal violation of his campaign promise to the people of Ghana, leading to the restoration of the most nepotistic government in our history will definitely contribute to a perception of corruption and conflict of interest”.

    The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah believes Ghana’s poor performance in the 2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report by Transparency International is attributable to the numerous cousins of President Akufo-Addo in government positions.
    According to him, the “army of cousins” of President Akufo-Addo who have been appointed to key government positions in itself significantly contributed to the country dropping 11 positions in the latest corruption rankings.

    He said during a delegates’ conference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in January 2016, in Kumasi, the then candidate Akufo-Addo promised that he would not run a family and friends government, but “for the first time in the country’s history, the president has appointed his own daughter to a government position and even appointed a woman he has a child with as the Ambassador to the Czech Republic”.

     

    Press conference

    Addressing a press conference on the impacts of the 2017 CPI on Ghana’s image in the comity of nations, the NDC’s chief scribe said the CPI results reflect the current happenings in the country as the Akufo-Addo-led NPP government has recorded numerous incidents of corruption since taking office from the NDC administration in 2016.

    Family and friends

    According to Mr Asiedu Nketiah, the unprecedented cronyism and nepotism being practiced by the NPP government cannot be left out as a bait for corruption.

    “His insatiable affinity for nepotism and cronyism that has resulted in the appointment of dozens of his blood relations, known friends and associates as well as several relatives of senior government officials into public sector positions has not been lost on the Ghanaian public,” he stated.

    He accused the president of failing to deliver on his campaign promise of not running family and friends’ government, adding that filling key government positions with “an army of cousins, nieces and other relatives” was a frontal violation of his campaign promise to the people of Ghana, leading to the restoration of the most nepotistic government in our history will definitely contribute to a perception of corruption and conflict of interest”.

    Cover-ups

    Mr Asiedu Nketiah believes that the president does not seem prepared to fight the soaring state of corruption under his administration.

    According to him, the president only boasts of fighting corruption with the creation of the office of the Special Prosecutor.

    “His fight has been reduced to the creation of the SP office,” he said, adding that “you can’t fight corruption by denial”.

    Mr Asiedu Nketiah said President Akufo-Addo is refusing to admit the report by Transparency International and rather blaming it on the past government.

  • The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, in an interview with Mamavi Owusu Aboagye on JOY News' AM Show programme has revealed that his children have been unfairly treated by the current government because he is the General Secretary of the NDC.

  • NDC REACTS TO PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO’S RENAMING OF FLAGSTAFF HOUSE

    The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the recent renaming of the seat of government as a cheap diversionary tactic by the Akufo-Addo-led administration to detract from the controversial Ghana-US military cooperation agreement.

  • “Having operated the 1992 Constitution for more than a quarter of a century, it has become very clear that provisions that bar partisan politics at the district level have become obsolete; hence, the need to take a second look at it.”

    In the course of the past four weeks, there have been two occasions that have opened my eyes to witness why God is quoted to have said that “the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

  • “The cost of living is high but somebody must pay the cost of running the elections; who is going to pay?”

    The General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has defended the GH₵400,000 filing fee for flag bearer aspirants of the party.

  • A deputy general secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has promised to tame the General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, popularly known as General Mosquito.

  • Rather, Mr Asiedu Nketiah said President Akufo-Addo should initiate moves to cleanse the state security of political vigilante elements, whom he alleged had infiltrated the ranks of the state security.

    The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has discounted the claim that a mere meeting between the NDC and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), could help solve the menace of political vigilantism in Ghana.

  • The filing fee, he noted, was not in tune with the values and principles of a social democratic party which the NDC stood for.

    The decision by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to peg the filing fee for its flag bearer aspirants at GHȼ400,000 has elicited sharp reactions from some of the aspirants.

  • In his own words, he noted that: “We shouldn’t allow NPP men to come and marry NDC women because if that happens the men will force the children to become NPP supporters.

    Deciding on what to write about this week has been tough. A lot of things seems to be happening at the same time.

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