50th Anniversary Celebration of Wa School for the Deaf, the Contribution of Pro-NDC Whatsapp Platform “Meet Ur MP’s/ fmr MP’s n MMDCE’s” Platform

Wa school for the deaf was established in 1969. The school is located in the outskirt of the Wa town. It is directly opposite Wa Senior High School. Wa School for the deaf serves as the only school in the Upper West Region which admits students who are hearing impaired across the length and breadth of the country. The numerical strength of the school currently stands at 262 students.

As the school marks its 50th anniversary, plans are far advanced towards the celebration of this milestone. Among these plans is the launching of the anniversary.

Today, 23rd March, 2019 happens to be the day for the launching of the 50th Anniversary. This took place at the school premises. The dignitaries present were the Most Rev. Bishop Baawour, members of the regional house of chiefs, Pro-NDC Whatsapp platform, "Meet Ur MP's/ fmr MP's n MMDCE's", and staff of the school.

On this special day of the school for the deaf, a Pro-NDC platform christened "Meet Ur MP's/fmr MP's and MMDCE's", participated in this special day of this school. In fact, this was the only political party that honoured the invitation. No other political party honoured this all important programme. This is significant enough to showcasing how committed and honest the NDC is to undoing discrimination against the disables in this country.

As part of our social responsibilities and objectives as a purpose driven NDC Whatsapp platform, we made donation of several varied items valued Ghc4000 to the school. We further bought the anniversary cloth to support them in advertising the programme.

We did this to show the love and care we have for our younger brothers and sisters who are hearing impaired. This further reflects the all inclusiveness the NDC as a party stands for. The NDC party does not discriminate against the disables this is the reason why it is the first political party in the history of Ghana to have appointed a visually impaired person, Hon. Seidu Danaa as a minister. It can be inferred that the NDC believes strongly in the famous saying, "disability is not inability". It is on this score that we socialised and solidarised with our younger brothers and sisters in this school to inspire and give them hope.

Quite apart from that members of this Pro-NDC platform went ahead to play a football match with these students and that was the excited part of the programme.

During the programme, opportunity was given to representative of "Meet Ur MP's/ fmr MP's n MMDCE's" to say a word. Below is the speech presented by this noble and purpose driven Whatsapp platform.

A SPPECH DELIVERED AT THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE WA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF ON THE 23RD MARCH, 2019

Madam Chairperson, Headmaster, Our Lord Bishop of Catholic Wa diocese, Most Rev. Richard Baawour, Representive of Regional Director of Education, Invited Guest, Staff and Students of the School for the Deaf, members of NDC present, Media, Ladies and Gentlemen. As members of a Pro-NDC WhatsApp platform by name "Meet Ur MPs /fmr MPs and MMDCEs", we are grateful for the honour done us to be part of this 50th anniversary celebration of the school for the deaf.

As social democrats, NDC holds people living with disabilities in high esteem and as a result we were the first political party in Ghana to appoint a person living with disability to the high office of a minister, in the person of Hon. Dr. Seidu Danaa.

In this direction, we are here today to socialize and to solidarise with our younger brothers and sisters and to add our voice to the fact that disability is not inability.

We will also wish to state that we will continue to collaborate and give support to the school in whatever way possible to help our brothers and sisters living with disabilities to realize their dreams. We are very hopeful that the next NDC government to be led by His Excellency John Dramani Mahama will give a facelift to the Wa School for the Deaf and we are assuring you that persons living with disability will continue to be part of the NDC family and future government.

As part of our support for the launching of your 50th anniversary celebration, we are donating assorted items valued at GHC 4000.00, which include:

Two (2) sewing machines

One (1) set of weaving machine

Three hundred (300) bowls with lids

Three hundred (300) cups with lids

Three hundred (300) exercise books

Two (2) footballs

Twenty-five (25) cartons of soft drinks and

Two (2) boxes of biscuits

In conclusion, Madam Chairperson, the door of the NDC is still opened and the school should not hesitate to knock on it for support when the need arises.

Thank you very much.

Eye Zu
Eye Za

Mr. Ishmael Dibkuu
Regional Elections Director (NDC)
Group Administrator
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Government officials begged me to ‘destroy’ Anas – Ken Agyapong

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has revealed that some big men within the party asked him to destroy renowned investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The controversial politician confessed that after mounting a spirited defense for the party, some members with the NPP have now decided to embarrass and destroy his reputation.
Mr. Agyapong in the wake of the Number 12 documentary, which exposed massive corruption at the Ghana Football Association leading to the resignation of GFA President Kwasi Nyantakyi, attacked Anas on several occasions calling him a fraud and a criminal person.
He further released some pictures he claimed were that of the investigative journalist.
But in an interview on Oman FM, the NPP firebrand added that he will not seek a re-election due to how the NPP is embarrassing him after he was used to destroy Anas and the Tiger Eye PI firm.
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“After mounting a spirited defense for the party against undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, I was disgraced in parliament like a child,” the fuming Assin Central lawmaker said.
He added: “Look at how the party is using me and eventually will disgrace me. I have had enough and I am quitting, I am telling you in plain words. Before the Anas video came out, those who had the chance to preview it were alarmed and knew it will put the party in a bad light. They sent emissaries to my house at dawn to go and defend the party; thereafter they disgraced me in parliament.

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“Anybody who is at the NPP headquarters lobbying to be a Minister if I am not an MP he cannot run me down. Nobody can also come and ask me to leave my house at 7am and go to defend the party on radio or television. Politics is not the only means through which one can make it. I am tired of NPP and the embarrassments.”

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“I have decided not to contest again because of NPP and their conduct. The way they are using me and making me to face all sorts of embarrassment I do not think I can continue. You can record and go and play to them. Where I have lived my life up to and they are treating me, I am calling it quits,” Mr. Agyapong stated.

Source: Starrfm.com.gh

Ayawaso West Wuogon looked like Afghanistan – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has expressed disappointment in his successor, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for describing the violence during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election as an “isolated incident”.
He said if the president had borne the brunt of the violence, he would not have described the events as such.
The former president was commenting on the incident in an interview on Accra-based Radio Gold. Despite the widely condemned violence, President Akufo-Addo had congratulated the winner, Lydia Seyram Alhassan, in a statement.
The three-time leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had described events during the by-elections as isolated.
The violence during the January 31 by-election led to gunshots fired, particularly around the residence of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate.


Gunshots were fired at the residence of Delali Kwasi Brempong, whose party withdrew from the by-elections A scuffle at the La Bawaleshie Presbyterian Polling Station involving uniformed men said to be National Security Council operatives has received nationwide condemnation.
The masked men are believed to be trained militia of the NPP. They attacked all manner of persons including Member of Parliament of Ningo Prampram Constituency Sam Nartey George.
“It looked like Afghanistan,” Mr Mahama said in the interview on Friday. “You can’t believe this is Ghana.”

The former president had already met with the diplomatic community to apprise them of how events unfolded at Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
He said the issues have to be dealt with immediately.

This comes a day after President Akufo-Addo called on the leadership of both the NPP and the NDC to meet to voluntarily disband all militias within their folds.

Akufo-Addo wants NPP, NDC to disband vigilante groups or else… He said the security agencies will be on stand-by for an outcome of the meeting.
The president at the delivery of his State of the Nation address on Thursday said he will initiate a legislation on the matter if the parties are not able to come out with a feasible resolution.

Source:3news.com

A MEETING OF NDC AND NPP CAN NOT SOLVE THE ISSUE OF POLITICAL VIGILANTISM ACCORDING TO CROSSFIRE GHANA.

President Akuffo Addo on Thursday during the presentation of our current state as a Nation touched on a very sensitive issue, political vigilantism, I know many a Ghanaian was keen to know what our president and commander in chief had to say on this disgraceful menace.

The president rightly condemned it in no uncertain terms and we at Crossfire Ghana want to congratulate him for that. Moving on, he hinted that he has directed his party, the New patriotic party, to meet with the National Democratic Congress to fashion out ways to cure this political canker.

He further said if they are not able to do it, he will present a legislative instrument to parliament to enact a law banning it. We were taken back by the suggestion or directive by the president. We say this because we expected the president to have said that he had authorised his party to disband their vigilante groups. We know in his last state of the Nation address, he condemned it. It was rife then his party's invisible, Delta and khandaha forces had tormented and forced his own appointees out of office. His party stepped in and nothing happened till they went to disrupt a court session. How then can parties who are beneficiaries of these criminal acts stop it?

We, on this note want to appeal to the president to begin from his own party by ordering for the disbandment of the known vigilante groups, then he can lead the crusade to get our parliament to enact a law to criminalize this canker.

We also wish to appeal to the police service to as a matter of urgency look for the killers of the Gentleman who was murdered in cold blood at the NDC Regional office in Kumasi.

We pray those who were caught on tape in the Ayawaso west WUOGON issue will be dealt with devoid of political consideration.
Thank you.

.......signed.......
Nana Osei Tutu
CONVENER OF CROSSFIRE GHANA.
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Political Vigilantism

Ghana has suddenly become a society entrapped in a restless and relentless consumerism where materialism become the new religion and money the new God. It is against this background that every unemployed youth in the country wants to associate himself with powerful party bigwigs in order to put food on the table for their families. This informs the reasons behind the adventurous actions being taken by members in these groups.

Activities of these groups are very inimical to the peace of the country hence igniting a loud unending calls, emanating from well meaning Ghanaians to wage war against the very activities and existence of these political vigilante groups in Ghana. The activities of these private political party's security groups have taken center stage in our various media outlets in recent times. The existence of these groups, which stems from the various political parties in Ghana, notably, the two major parties; NPP and NDC, is being questioned as their activities breakdown the moral fibre of the country's security. Reasons behind the establishment of these groups are premised on what they termed "biased and ineffective security personnel" in the country. Against this backdrop, the two major political parties severally complained bitterly about neglect and unprofessional treatment meted out against their members by the national security personnel at a particular point in time. Ghanaians unanimously condemn these groups because there is no moral equivalence between the actions and inactions.

Extensive discussions regarding the activities of these groups remain unabated since NPP came to power. It does happens so because our punitive laws have been left to sleep on the books for far too long, because of the institutional enforcement inaction of men and women who are supposed to uphold these laws but are not doing so. The government and the security agencies are sleeping on their jobs.

The dastardly acts being perpetrated by these groups are everything objectionable in a democratic nation like Ghana hence the loud calls for their disbandment. The question I asked is that is it practically possible that we can disband these groups? Yes! This is possible if the government of the day portray that indeed they will serve the interest of the citizenry and not party members. It is also possible if the political parties come to consensus to undo this canker they have brought on Ghanaians.

Now the question of whether or not we should integrate members of these groups into the official national security services as a way of disbanding them is the bowl of contention between many Ghanaians. Another question which should not be an after-dinner conversation but rather a question of pressing practical importance is that where do we place these people after disbanding and rendering them jobless? Don't you think these guys will come together and form a larger and more powerful gang which will serve as a terrorist group as Boko Haram in Nigeria? I envisage this happening and when it happens, it's still the ordinary Ghanaian who will face the repercussions.

We have to as a nation, critically think and take swift measures against this canker that is militating against the very existing peace in this country.

I conclude by making a clarion call on the government and all politicians to serve the interest of the citizens and desist from the selective ways of dealing with the good people of the country. Politicians and leaders should also stop the pick and choose recruitment of their party fateful into our security services for that has been the very foundation for so many security crisis in Ghana.

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Ghana Is On The Verge Of Experiencing Civil Unrest Under President Nana Akuffo Addo

The recent frail and uncertain security situation in the country resulting in loss of lives of many innocent Ghanaians is so worrying and threatening to the peace of Ghana. The supersonic speed with which our beloved country descends into lawlessness and insecurity speaks volumes of a very weak and substandard leadership of president Nana Add and his security services. The prevalence of the current situation evokes a kind of blatant lawlessness, showcasing failure on the part of the president and his "men".

It is so saddening and worrying, the nonchalance and impunity with which these crimes are executed. This indicates an emboldening of the perpetrators behind them emanate directly from the half-hearted response from the president and his security agencies. It is abundantly clear that the government is unable to get hold on very germane issues that are frustrating and cutting short, the lives of citizens of the country.

Ghanaians are seeing their security service failing and are rightly apprehensive now than ever with the security situation we find ourselves. Recent escalating happenings have propelled Ghanaians to as a matter of urgency, take our personal security with all the seriousness it deserves. A litany of unpalatable happenings ranging from murder, kidnapping, violence attack by vigilante groups among others are the dominant news headlines in our airwaves. The urge for citizens to take the law into their own hands by trying to find solutions to their insecurity keeps growing. Though this act is objectionable in this 21st century, there seems to be no alternative hence the need to chart that path.

The current unwarranted and condemnable happenings in the country seems to suggest leadership failure to fulfilling one of their constitutional responsibilities, the more reason why Ghana is on the crossroad to experiencing its fair share of civil uprising. Nobody seems to be responsible for the fast growing never-ending violence being meted out on innocent Ghanaians daily. We must therefore be responsible for our own lives since all-die-be-die is not our position.

What is more threatening and indicative of a possible civil unrest is that the hoodlums and perpetrators of these acts when arrested, are defended and released by political party bigwigs. It therefore stand to reason that those who are very lucky to have aligned themselves to powerful political party's heavy-waits at the helm of affairs, can commit such crimes with impunity and go untouched. Very unfortunate for a democratic country like Ghana.

When all these things are possible, on what ground would one argue with me on my prediction? But it behoves me to clearly make stand conspicuous. I am not one of those religious charlatans and religious demagogues who take delight in prophesying on issues of election outcomes and predicting the register of impending high-level profile deaths. Far from that! The actions and inactions of this government and its vigilante groups ever since NPP won power, are charting a path that will lead to a civil uprising. There are litany of crimes and pockets of violence they executed ranging from beating-up people and locking offices, beating judges and freeing their members in court and most recently, the shooting incident at Ayawaso by-election. The yet to be investigated shooting incident at NDC Head Quarters in Kumasi today was also executed by some members of a yet-to-be-determined vigilante group.

The level of security deterioration in the country cannot be measured. This creates fear and panic among Ghanaians. I am aware they (NPP) will vehemently try to deny this but it is a common knowledge.

A question which is not suitable for after-dinner conversation but rather a pressing practical question of significant importance is, should the ordinary Ghanaian remain unarmed as law abiding citizens to lose their lives one day for no crime committed? Is that what this government wants? This is indeed practically impossible! But take note, my statement does not in any way suggests an advocacy for Ghanaians to arm themselves. It is rather the current state of Ghana that seeks to suggest that. Unless the president and the security agencies prove beyond incompetence, Ghanaians will begin to arm themselves in order to put up a deep spirited defence when attacked.

It must also be pointed out that one contributory factor that is pushing this country to welcoming an unfriendly guest, (civil unrest) aside the security crisis is the culture of silence. This slow but dangerous comrade of destruction which was introduced by this government is gathering momentum gradually. This reminds me of what Harry Truman once said "once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fears".

Majority of Ghanaians are forced by this government to remain tongue-tied for their jobs security. The hardship is so deeply rooted in the country yet the fear for losing one's life has made it difficult for one to talk about it. Almost all Ghanaians are moaning and the averse effect of it is very destructive more than volcanic eruption. All these things that are accumulating, will explode one day in this country when citizens are unable to contain them any more.

The signs are so glaring. Government must act swiftly to reduce the unending pressure being mounted on the good people of this country or else Ghana will in no distant time, have no option than to receive genocide as her unfriendly guest.

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CID invites Ken Agyapong over killing of Anas’ undercover partner

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, has officially invited Member of Parliament for Assin Central, the Honorable Kennedy Agyapong over the murder of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas partner, Mr Ahmed Hussein-Suale, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed.


The police said they will leave no stone unturned in getting to the bottom of the murder. They said Mr Kennedy Agyapong is only being invited as a person of interest.

Mr Ahmed Hussein Suale who worked with the Tiger Eye Private Investigations operated by ace journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, was gunned down by unknown assailants at Madina on Wednesday.
Hussein-Suale was shot three times, twice in the chest and another in the neck late Wednesday night while driving home by unidentified men riding a motorbike. He is the first journalist in the country to be killed this year.
According. to the CID, it is following all leads, indicating that all persons suspected to be linked to the murder will be invited to assist in the investigations.


Kennedy Agyapong is expected to tell the police what he knows about the murder.
'I am innocent'
Meanwhile, even before his official invitation from the police cane, Kennedy Agyapong has stated emphatically that he knows nothing about the murder.
He spoke on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’.
He avers that the young journalist never offended him whiles alive so it’s unfortunate that he has been linked to his ‘unfortunate’ death.


“A friend called to tell me that there is something trending on social media that I engineered the killing of one Ahmed. First of all, the guy has never offended me in anyway,” he said.
“When I premiered the ‘Who watches the watchman’ at Oman FM premises, I was told that I know Ahmed very well because he has been coming to my station for money. So I ordered them to stop him [Ahmed] from coming there and ‘beat the hell out from him’ because he can fix secret cameras around. This is what I said,” the controversial lawmaker told host, Kwesi Aboagye in an interview.

Source: mynewsgh.com

Auditor-General submits special report to parliament

The Auditor-General has submitted a special audit report on Disallowance and Surcharge to Parliament, in fulfilment of the provision under Article 187 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

A Statement signed by Mr Bernard Conduah, the Acting Public Relations Officer of the Audit Service and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Thursday stated.

The statement said the report seeks to draw the attention of Parliament and the citizenry to progress made so far on Disallowance and Surcharge, after the landmark decision of the Supreme Court on June 14, 2017, in a suit between Occupy Ghana and the Attorney-General.

It explained that the Attorney-General during the period, issued 112 Surcharge Certificates to individuals and organisations, and recovered a total of GHC67, 315,066.12 into government chest.

It said stakeholders and the public could access copies of the report from the website of the Ghana Audit Service at www.ghaudit.org.

Source:ghananewsagency.org

A Plus petitions Special Prosecutor to investigate ‘corrupt’ Ursula Owusu

Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as Aplus has said if 2018 saw him stand up against corruption, 2019 is the year that will see him fight one-on-one with corrupt personalities in the Akufo-Addo government without fear or favour.

Consequent to that, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed that Aplus has authored a long petition addressed to the office of the Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu on alleged corruption involving Minister of Communication Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.

It is unclear what the content of the petition entails, but Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has been in the news for many good, bad and ugly reasons since she took over the Communication Ministry in 2017.

APlus who indirectly confirmed the petition to MyNewsGh.com said in 2019 he wont be intimidated by anyone including Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.

Last year, APlus was sued by the formerly loudmouthed minister because Aplus had suggested she was a “thief” over some alleged shadiness in her handling of Kelni GVG contract which he a called “stinking coverup”.
Aplus said, “Kwesi Nyantakyi is only being sacrificed to cover up the 89/178 million dollars GVG Kelni Stinking scandal.”

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful demanded an immediate retraction and apology and threatened suit but Aplus ignored her. She went ahead and sued him but later withdrew the suit under dramatic circumstances.
A Plus is now serving her notice that 2019 cannot be a year of rest for her and that she cannot intimidate him.

“There is not a single person in this country who is paid with tax payers money who can intimidate anyone.” he wrote.
“Do not allow them to intimidate you like how Ursular Owusu tried to do with a court case she never followed. She thought Kwame A Plus was one of those coward. (I’ve even prepared a petition to Martin Amidu against her. She thought it’s over. ??????????????????????????????Wanya!!!)” he said.
“When she realised she could not intimidate me she run to court to tell the court she can’t find me. Liar liar!!! So I walked to the court and picked the writ up myself and she never came back. She has to apologize to me for wasting my time. If she want to follow it I’m here and ever ready to face her.” he jabbed.
Activism against Asenso-Boakye, Jinapor

A-Plus’ utterances sparked some controversy in September 2017, when he accused President Nana Akufo-Addo’s two Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye and Abu Jinapor of corruption.
It later emerged that the accusations had to do with the two putting pressure on the CEO of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Felix Anyah, to back an on-site revenue-collection contract at the hospital to UniBank.

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) was later petitioned to investigate the case. They were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing after its investigations.

A-plus subsequently issued an apology for his comments, saying his approach was wrong.

Source: mynewsgh.com

The Unprecedented Orientation Of Lambussie Constituency NDC Branch Executives

The constituency executives of the Lambussie Constituency organised their maiden and unprecedented capacity building orientation for their branch executives. It was a well organised and power packed programme spearheaded by their dynamic and indefatigable youth organiser, Mr. Alipo, and the communication officer, under the theme: "The role of the Youth wing in rejuvenating the grassroots for speedy re-organisational process of the party. Operation heal all the wounds, cement all the cracks and be solid for victory 2020".

The programme which was held at the premises of the constituency chairman was well patronised by the branch executives, constituency executives, regional executives, the member of parliament and some other well meaning comrades. Indeed, the programme served as a projector that magnified their unflinching quest to recapturing power come 2020. It was organised with the core aim of fortifying, rejuvenating and equipping the constituency executives with the necessary skills in preparation for victory in the 2020 election.

The constituency youth commander, Mr. Alipo, briefing the audience on the purpose of the programme stated that the programme was the first of it kind so far. "This programme is the first ever being organised in the constituency. We organised it at this particular time to properly equip, fortify, rejuvenate and strengthen our branch executives to start championing the crusade of operation win hands down". He added, "this orientation will equip us with the necessary skills and some technical techniques that will automatically strengthen us and make our work towards the 2020 election simpler and easier. This will safe us from the convenient game theory of political deception from this substandard government ".

The first speaker, Mr. Prosper Puoire, the vociferous and dynamic Upper West NDC Communication Officer, spoke on the topic, "Equipping the youth with the requisite skills and aptitude to enable them participate actively in healing the wounds and cementing the cracks as part of the re-organisation process". He painstakingly took the audience through the enviable ideological orientation of the NDC. He further entreated those on social media to share the current happenings in this government with all party members at the branch level. "I plead with those of you on social media to update all our party members at the branch level, the current happenings in this government so that our people will be abreast with issues. This will enable them to communicate effectively to the people in and around the constituency. When this is done Ghanaians will not be deceived again". He said, "at any level you are speaking, the people look at where you are saying what you are telling them. They look at the personality doing the talking, that is who is communicating? And finally, what at all are you communicating to them"? Mr. Prosper vehemently stated "these are the basic things people look out from you executives".

Again, the regional communication officer charged the executives to start organising branch meetings if they have not started. He said, "you have to start holding branch meetings with our people at the branch levels if you have not started. It is very significant to meet often and discuss few things about the forward movement of the party. It is not only the duties of the constituency or regional executives to call meetings at the branch levels. We have to put aside personal issues and benefit greatly from the branch meetings. We must be hospitable not only to our comrades but also to non-comrades so that we can win more souls for NDC. This is the time. Our elders do say that slow runners begin running early, that they may reach the middle of their journey before the fast runners start their journey".

Mr. Prosper Puoire further admonished executives to be vigilant with hearsay because hypocrites are many. He said, "the NDC parliamentary elections will be coming off soon. We have to be very careful with hearsay. The hypocrites and hearsay at all levels are likely to take the center stage in our party in a no distant time as we journey towards this crucial exercise. Let us play crucial roles in electing credible and winnable flagbearer and parliamentary candidates".

The second speaker, the gallant and humble Regional Youth Organiser, Mr. Nicodemus Dery, spoke on the topic, "Conscientising the youth in social democracy ". He told the audience that each and everyone has a sacrosanct responsibility to ensuring victory come 2020, but the sacrosanctity of that collective effort can only be manifested if we ourselves make up our minds. He said, "each of us has a responsibility, our responsibilities are not to blame one another but to work for victory. We have to work so that we all will benefit from the party's development when we come to power. Anybody who fails to work will not benefit when we win. No contribution, no chop. He went further to ask a rhetorical question, "how are we re-organising ourselves to win the 2020 election?

He charged the youth to prepare themselves for the 2020 election. "We the Youth must get prepared to police the ballot boxes in the 2020 election. We will not sit down and allow the NPP and its invisible forces to hijack the electoral processes. We must not remain in opposition after the 2020 election. We will win the election but it all depends on us".

Commander Sylvester Bawilse Boyuo who is a former police commander took members through the topic, "Conscientizing the youth towards protecting the ballot box,
Presidential and parliamentary election 2020; the role of the NDC youth wing of Lambussie constituency". He said that the youth are the strong pillars in every vibrant political party. The victory of any party depends largely on the youth wing. One major key role the youth play is protecting the ballot box as polling agents or party agents during elections. He said that the constitution has given room for every presidential or parliamentary candidate to present agents to guard their boxes. It is the youth who have the strength and are also on the ground, so they know the nitty-gritty of the constituency, hence the need for them to be engaged in this regard. Commamander Sylvester Boyuo having taken the audience through the electoral processes, called on the youth to avail themselves for the protection of the ballot boxes in the 2020 election. He added that lack of party agents and less commitment displayed by some of the polling agents were some of the contributory factors to the party's defeat in the 2016 election.

The regional women organiser also charged the women to play active roles in the activities as the party tightens its belt to recapture power. She said, "we, women are numerically stronger than the men yet we don't see you in your numbers playing key roles in re-organising the party. We have lots of associations and women groups, let's use those groups to win more souls for our party. She concluded by challenging the women, "those of you women who will be able to win five new souls for NDC will be rewarded greatly".

The Regional Organiser, Hon. Nuhu Putiaha, represented the regional chairman, Mr. Bunas as he is famously called. In his speech delivered by Hon. Nuhu Putiaha, he commended the Lambussie Constituency Executives for their proactiveness. He said, "it has not been long when we were elected but this is the fourth time we are here for power packed programmes of great magnitude. This constituency has been the pace setter in the region. They chart the path for others to emulate. That is highly commendable.

"Again, chairman Bunas ask me to tell you that the NDC presidential and parliamentary elections will be coming off very soon, so we must not allow the love for our candidates to degenerate into a deep seated cracks among us. We have to be circumspect in our utterances so that we can still work together as a party after the primaries".
Finally, the member of parliament of the constituency, Hon. Edward Dery, added that the other executives should also try their best possible to win at least five new souls for the party to enable the party win the 2020 election.

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