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Dormaa not for Asanteman - Dormaahene


Re: Dormaa not for Asanteman - Dormaahene
Author: DUFIE, MN, USA
Date: 03-05 23:56 

WAY TO GO NANA AGYEMAN BADU.
HIS HEAD TO BE CUT
Author: JOSANT, USA, MD
Date: 03-05 15:03 

THAT BUSHIT CHIEF WILL BE THE SECOND KINGS FOR HEAD TO BE CUT IF HE CONTINUE TO MAKE THAT MESS. COCAINE DEALER. FUCK UR MOM ASS
asantehen kiss our ass
Author: dormaa nii ba canada.
Date: 03-04 21:56 

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THE ASANTE KINGDOM
Author: BOSS
Date: 03-04 02:26 

Ghanaians should realize that if the White man had not rescued the Gold Coast the nation of Ghana would have been under The Asante
Kingdom, headed Otumfuo. This is
elementary history that every educated Ghanaian should know.
Can't we all get along?
Author: QUESTION MAN????
Date: 03-03 22:13 

Please, does it matter who says what; when majority of us do not have adequate health care and education. There are more serious issues that need to be tackled.Most of you commentators are well off in the developed west; stop being silly and lets all tackle the issue of povert. That a bunch of certified smart people would make comments like this, what a shame.
GROW UP OMANFOO
"Please, Let Peace Reigns"
Author: Kyereme Gyan
Date: 03-03 21:55 

Please, I call my bothers and sisters from both Brong Ahafo and Ashante Regions to calm down. We are one people belonging to one country with a common destiny. Ghana is bigger than Both Ashante and Brong Ahafo Regions. Don't let us follow one stupid comment from a brainless person to sink us down.

I went to Dormaa secondary school at Dormaa Ahenkro. On campus, there were students from all over the country. I made good friends with students from Ashante and other parts of the country. On campus, there was no tribal sentiments among students. It was a friendly student community. I had friends who attended Opoku Ware, Prempeh, Kumasi High and Oseikyeretwie. They also made friends from Ashante Region and visited each other during holidays.The frienship continue up to now.

My grandmother's father comes from Ashante Region. She gave bith to my mother and sisters. Up to now, my grandmother's elder sister and children live at Atwima Koforidua. My mother's father come from Denkyenboso.In essence, my family has both families in Ashante and Brong Ahafo.My family is not peculiar to this situation. There are millions of families in this situation in Ghana.When we say Brong or Ashante, where do we place children born from marriages of Brong and Ashante marriage couples? Some of my extended family members have intermarried Gas,Akyem, Nzima and volta.Do you see the sense of why we should see each other as Ghanaians instead of tribal affiliations.

These days many Ghanaians have travelled to overseas,particularly the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and France etc. Particularly, in the United States, we know the white people as whites. Whether the person is from Italy, UK, Germany or Austria, they see themselves as one people and call themselves white people.This is more the reason why white people have developed more than we blacks.

Black society is too segemented.
Our first Prsident Nkrumah made a statement that "the chiefs will run away and leave their sandals behind". Kwame Nkrumah should have done us favor by abolishing chieftancy in Ghana. Chieftancy is great impediment to Ghana's socio-economic development.

So, Brong Ahafo and Ashante Regions children of peace-loving, let us sink our difference and think of common things that unite us. Let us forget people from both sides who fan tribal disunity among us. I am a christian, and when I meet my church member at church, whether he from Asanti or Gas, we see each other as brothers and sisters. It is a disgrace to christan community in Ghana that, based on the level of christian develoment in Ghana, we will allow ourselves to be divided by a comment from a brainless traditional ruler. Let us think of peace, for peace is good for the country.
tekyiman .manso, citizen
Author: yentumi yeboa
Date: 03-03 21:37 

we the citizens of Tekyiman are the original bonos .so domaahene let akumfi ameyaw talk and shut your mouth .you are aduana from suntreso and moved to domaa , you are part of asante .
Drunkard, Chief, Dormaahene?
Author: Akwasi Acheampong
Date: 03-03 20:57 

This Tema Drunkard lawyer of a chief needs to consult with his elders. Better still he needs to consult with the dead Agyeman Badu I. How can he claim "part of Sunyani" and stretch his claims to Abesim? In any case Brong Ahafo is NOT just about Dormaa, Tano North, Abesim, Chira and "part of Sunyani". It is far bigger than that. So why is it that if the Otumfuo complains about lack of recognition by the Regional House of Chiefs of the chiefs elevated within the Asantehene's jurisdiction Agyeman badu should be annoyed? Any reasonable being knows the whole of BA is not under traditional authority of the Asantehene but there are still some traditional authorities who have willing opted to REMAIN within the Asanteman. That may not include the Dormaa Traditional Council that opted to be out of Asanteman. The Asantehene had taken exception with the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs and NOT the Dormaahene. So one may ask - is it an insinuation hitting the target?
Asante Vrs Brong
Author: George
Date: 03-03 20:55 

This is clear indication of how our so call leaders think and behave. That is the reason wh can not move ouselves out of poverty. Instead of inspiring people they inpire hate and divison. I hope some day Ghanaians will wake up and realise that one of our bigest obstacle to development is our chieftancy institution, and they people will rise up and do exactly to this divisive so call kings and chiefs like the French, Germans, Russians and other Europeans did to thier useless kings.
yes shut the fuck up.
Author: no English
Date: 03-03 20:14 

Will someone tel this guy to shut the fuck up. Will anybody be wise enough to make sure that Ghana is a republic and not a place where every tradition so call elder can open his mouth and threaten another.
Some thing is wrong with Ghana. can you tell me why there should be an Ashante or Brong Ahafo region. Why are there not Fante, Ga, Ewe, Dagomba, mamprusi, Sisala, Gonja, Efutu, Ewutu, Basari,Akim(Achem) regions? Well stop tribalism and make Ghana equal for everyone. Why should a child of Ga parentage born and bred in Kumasi be from Acrra where he never set foot?. And why should a twi boy Accra born and raise never set foot in Kumasi be from kumasi juat because his parents are from Kumasi?.
We have perpetuated racial and tribal divide in the country that is tearing us apart.
Ghanaians are always fast to claim one of the best educated in Africa but day in and out we are proving otherwise, because of the system we have in the country.
Kenya should be a good example. This is a country that have not been brave enough to stage even a military coup. Their army had been more discipline than the useless one we have in Ghana, but see what they did to themselve because of tribalism. Could this have been prevented. Yes!! If a kenya knows he is from Nairobi or Mombasa instead of bein luo or kikuyu, I believe Nairobians would not fight Mombasansjust becuase a kenyan won an election.
A word to the wise is said once.
Once again tell Kwaku Dua to shut the fuck up. The brongs have never been part of the Ashantes.
The good elder of the Ashantes is confusing the brongs with the Denkyiras. That juy has mess up his head with drugs get him out of Manhyia tell him to abdicate do a coup any thing that you can or just cancel the institution of chieftancy all together.
Dormaa Hene is wrong.
Author: BOSS
Date: 03-03 20:10 

Lands of the Dormaa traditional
area falls under Asante stools, yonger generation have forgotten our history and it is very sad.I have written facts to support what I am saying If you know contact me at Royce111903@Yahoo.com
Lack of etiquette; Dormaahene
Author: YO
Date: 03-03 19:18 

what i know is that,a hero always become envy.ashanti's are like americans,you can't be skeptical,
america is the greatest nation in the world and by that many hit them because of their super powers
secondly;ashanti's are like israelist the choosen by God because of that israel is surrounding by enemies on like ghana,ashanti is located the middle of the ghana and all the region surrounding,by ashanti.
if an ashanti say a word which is not anoiyed the others attributes as gimick;i will speak the iota of truth.ghana have ten regions and ashanti's are the greatest bestowed on them,ashanti's have the quite uniqueness, the whole world respect the ashanti hene,even the queen of england so if the dorma chief is mischievous
otumfo leave the hell alone. he will come back kowtowing before you.because we have history.
long live our great king!!!!!!
GOD BLESS ASHANTI'S
STUPID STATEMENT
Author: Kwabena Kontoh
Date: 03-03 18:51 

I do not believe a modern age traditional ruler in the calibre of Asantehene, would have the impudence to make such unfortunate statements about land, Dormaa and the Brong people.

You have let Asanteman down by not knowing the history of your own ancestors and their subjects, including that of the people who currently worship you without questioning your worth, even if you speak to them high on drugs.

Your statement is filthy and comes under what reasonable Ghanaians would describe as “verbal diarrhoea”. Apologise before your position becomes untenable!

Then go back to school and learn about Dormaa, Berekum, Techiman, etc and the Brong traditional people. You would at least graduate with some discipline, honesty, faithfulness and respect for other people, which I am afraid, you and your people are deficient in.

Only nincompoops respect such empty utterances from a drug addict! STUPID STATEMENT FROM A HEADLESS BEING!!!!
THE UBIQUITOUS ASHANTI GREED
Author: OIL REVENUE
Date: 03-03 18:32 

Ye shall know them by their fruit. Property grabbing, Self-aggrandizing, and pigheadedness.
Re: Dormaa not for Asanteman - Dormaahene
Author: Manu Kofi
Date: 03-03 17:30 

Foolish illiterate. This is all that you can say about the people of Brong. But did you know that The poeple of Dormaa established a secondary school even before Kumasi? Uneducated fools!!
Re: Dormaa not for Asanteman - Dormaahene
Author: Prof Lungu
Date: 03-03 17:15 

In 2008, allegiance should only mean "Voluntary Association," even as Ghana's bureaucratic, hierarchical agencies are being given the option of forming "Charter Associations" just to serve the people better.

But the later must change with the new government.
Re: Dormaa not for Asanteman - Dormaahene
Author: calculus
Date: 03-03 15:25 

WELL SAID PUT THAT IDIOT KWEKU DUAH IN HIS RIGHT PLACE
emmanuel
Author: what is this !
Date: 03-03 14:02 

If asante does not need uinity in ghana, b/a need it.
Re: Dormaa not for Asanteman - Dormaahene
Author: Octogenarian
Date: 03-03 13:52 

Please let us take this discussion out of the public domain.It has degenerated into isults and disgraceful ugly comments.

There is no doubt in my mind that Freedom of Speech is being abused. I detest censorship but I will not condone blatant abuse of Freedom of Speech.

Therefore, I call upon Ghanaweb to pull the plug on this topic
'poste haste'.
Who elevated Dormaa?
Author: Nana Gyimah
Date: 03-03 13:46 

Disgraced Agyeman Badu.You ran away from Sunyani house of chiefs court during the Bana case in 1982.The corruption cases revield by both parties saw your disappearance during the recess.Nana Nkoransahene took over the after you had ran away.Just shut up and learn the history of Ghana.
Re: Dormaa not for Asanteman - Dormaahene
Author: wildcat
Date: 03-03 13:11 

Nana oo NANA.From cocaine to disunity of your land. what do you want on this earth?
Shame to GNA / Times
Author: The Patriot
Date: 03-03 12:51 

I am highly disappointed that "The Ghanaian Times" and GNA have descended into the arena of an ethinic conflict in this way. What has become of the cardinal principle upon which Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah established these two media houses? The two media houses were established to promote national cohesion and not national division.
The Editors at "The Ghanaian Times" and GNA must bow down their heads in shame. Why fan ethinic confrontations? Once again shame unto you. Ghana first all other things is secondary!
ASANTEHEN ABOUT TO BRING WAR
Author: OJUKWU GOWON
Date: 03-03 12:31 

LET US WATCH THIS OVER AMBITIOUS KING OR CHIEF WELL. HE IS ABOUT TO BRING WAR INMTO GHANA. WHAT THE HELL DOES HE MEAN BY SAYING BRONG IS UNDER HIM. ARE WE STILL IN THE DAYS OF TRIBAL WARS AND EXPANSION OF KINGDOMS OR WE ARE IN A MODERN DEMOCRATIC STATE. IF BRONG IS UNDER HIM THEN HOW COME BRONG HAS ITS OWN INDEPENDENT REGIONASL HOUSE OF CHIEFS IN OUR PRESENT ADMINISTRATION. IT IS TIME THINK THIS MAN REFERRED TO AS KING IS MADE TO SHUT UP OR WE SEAL HIS TOO BUSY FOR NOTHINGH LIPS FOR HIM. LET HIM REIGN AS KING OVER THE ASHANTIS AND NOT THE THE REST OF GHANA. ONE TIME HE WAS GINGERING AND CALLING ON "ALL ASHANTIS TO RISE UP..." TO DAY HE IS NOW ON A MISSION TO EXPAND HIS EMPIRE. HE WENT TO THE VOLTA TO MAKE SOME CONFUSED CHIEFS THEWRI AT NORTEWHRN VOLTA TO SWEAR OTHS OF ALLEGIANCE TO HIM. WHAT EXACTLY IS THIS MAN LOOKING FOR. IF HE BRINGS WAR WE WILL FIGHT IT TO THE VERUY LAST DROP OF OUR BLOOD. THIS NONSENSE OF A KING SHOULD BE CAGED AND MADE TO KNOW WE LIVE IN MODERN TIMES. DOEA HE WANT TO COLONISE THE BRONGS. NOT NOW NOT TOMORROW NOT EVER IN THIS LIFE. BUT THE GOVERNMENT KEEPS MUTE. WHY DID HE NOT PURSUE THIS AGENDA IN THE DAYS OF JJ AND THE NDC GOVERNMENT? IS IS LIKE IT IS NOW TIME FOR ASHANTIS TO CLAIM OWNERSHIP OF GHANA? I WANT AN EXPALNATION. THIS STPID KING MUST BE MADE TO SHUT UP. THE SHIT OF A COCAINE KING. SHAME!!
Time to say NO
Author: Sister
Date: 03-03 12:07 

It is certainly time for the people of Brong Ahafo to say no to this cheap agrandisement of Ashantehene. Those days of Kingdoms are gone and its time to call him to order. If at all he has a kingdom them it must be confined to his palace and no where else. We are in a democratic dispensation which clearly defines the role of traditional leaders. We cannot have pararell structures with state structures. Mr. Asantehene, Please leave Brong Ahafo alone.
"That is What Cocaine Does"
Author: Kyereme Gyan
Date: 03-03 11:55 

Why should Asantehene makes such childish claims to cause disunity between Brong Ahafo and Asante Regions at the time the nation needs unity for a common cause?. I am sure he was dreaming after smoking crack cocaine before he made his stupid comments.

I know the history between the Dormaa and the Asantis. The Dormass are so strong people that they will not allow empty provocations of this naughty tribal chief of the Asantis cause any friction between the people of Asante and Brong Ahafo Regions.

We all thought at first that, this tribal chief Osei Tutu is better than his predecessor, Opoku Ware. We are all wrong. Tribal chief, Osei Tutu II like Opoku Ware II, longs for ancient tribal wars. That attitude from asante tribal chief will not help any one in the two regions, and Ghana as a whole.
Osei Tutu II makes me angry.

My part is from Asante Region and the other half is from Brong Ahafo Region. I would like to ask the people of Asante that, does modern Ghana needs these primitive stufs? People like tribal chief Osei Tutu, who thinks tribalistic belongs to the past. He should be advised. If Osei Tutu wants to hand victroy to NDC, he must continue this stupid and nonsense comments.
Revise ur notes well
Author: Oman ba pa
Date: 03-03 11:41 

The Asantehene should revise his notes very well and state areas of Brong Ahafo which belongs to his kingdom and as Dormaahene said not even an inch of Dormaa Traditional Area belongs to Asantehene and his kingdom. If anyone insist, s/he must go back to Asanteman and Dormaaman history.
Re: Dormaa not for Asanteman - Dormaahene
Author: Kwabena Nketiah London
Date: 03-03 10:58 

Aantehene must be suffering from mental health sickness. HE NEEDS TREATMENT
Dormaahene go back to History
Author: Jane
Date: 03-03 10:57 

if Nana Agyeman Badu11 and his sub chiefs are forgot their history then iam asking Nana that did he knows his predecessor Nana Agyeman Badu 1 swear an oath of allegiance to Otumfuo Sir Osei Agyemang Prempeh the late Asantehene on 31 january 1935 on the eve of the restoration of Asante Kingdom he was among the paramout chiefs who tender their signatries to that bond so whether Nana Agyemang Badu 11 and his entire Dormaa peoples like it or not the B/A belongs to His Majesty OTUMFUO OPEMSUO OSEI TUTU ABABIO OMAN PENE NUO my question to Nana Dormaahene is where did he got the name Agymang from LONG LIVE OTUMFUO DR.DR.DR.DR.DR.DR OPEMSUO OSEI TUTU ABABIO 11 LONG LIVE THE GREATEST ,MIGHTIEST ,BLESSED AND WIDOM NATION ASANTEMAN LONG LIVE MOTHER GHANA AMEEN AMEEN AMEEN
Ignorant Dormaa Chief/Politics
Author: African Unite
Date: 03-03 10:23 

Same problem in the middle east, Kuwait, Irag, Kosovo, Gorgia etc. Mordern politics takes over an administration and forget history. Intelligent guys should read Jane's script in order to understand the historic facts of the matter first before insulting tradition.
USELESS RANTINGS.....
Author: Kofi Ellison
Date: 03-03 10:18 

Otumfuo NEVER said Domaa belongs to Asante, at least not since 1896!

Otumfuo merely asked the B/A House of Chiefs to 'seat those Chiefs in the Bono-Ahafo region who swear the oath of allegiance to Manhyia...; such as Goaso and Mim where the B/A House of Chiefs clearly is out of order by not seating the Chiefs in question.

WHEN THE SOUP COOLS DOWN; EVEN THE TONGUELESS PARTAKES IN THE TASTING!!!

(I am Kofi Ellison and I approve this message!)
IS'NT THERE ANY HISTORIAN ?
Author: sammy
Date: 03-03 10:09 

WHAT A CONFUSION KING ASANTEMAN HAS INTOOLED. IT IS'NT HIS FORT HIS ELDES HAVE TO BRING HIM INTO THE LINE.IF IT IS HIS IDEAS WHEREBY HE WANT TO RINGE IRONNICALLY AS SOME OF HIS PREDECESSORS, HE SHOULD BEAR IN MIND THAT CHRIST HAS SUPRIMED ALL EARTHLY KINGSHIP OR CHIEFTANCIES
Reform Chiftancy or abolish it
Author: Dr Yaw Apreko
Date: 03-03 10:04 

Asantehene's claim of lands in Brong Ahafo is as childish as the Queen of Great Britain claiming the lands in Kumasi because it used to be part of the British Empire. What a stupid claim. Ashanti used to pay tribute to Denkyera. We are in a different era and the Asantehene must update his thinking. The Asanteman is a cultural and historical concept. It has no place in the Ghanaian constitution and with all due respect he should save this country some peace.
Tell them their history
Author: kenny jones
Date: 03-03 10:03 

Nana, please do not fear, tell them that they are descendants of the Moshi. They passed through your land before settling down in the present day Ghana, you know the history, tell them.
STUPID ODIKRO WHO BEGS
Author: OKUKURUBOUR BIKO
Date: 03-03 09:59 

STUPID ODIKRO WHO GOES TO OVERSEAS INCLUDING CANADA TO BEG FOR MONEY FOR HIS PERSONAL USE INSTEAD OF DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS
Well Done Dormaahene..........
Author: Kejetia Adviser....
Date: 03-03 09:48 

That is a very good come back from the Dormaahene is about time this Asantehene learn to give good comments than to say sh**t and be free. The people around him makes him feel too big.
wake up brongs
Author: egyawaadjo
Date: 03-03 09:19 

bono for bono people and ghana,asantehene no tiene huevo. He only have authorithy over the ashantes and only the ashante region. bono for bonos ,fanti fantis, akim for akims.
take ur time asante-hene
Author: sam osei (canada)
Date: 03-03 09:04 

u better listen to dormaahene,we don't need this right now,just take ur $35m and go where and enjoy,dormaa and b/a region do not belong to asanteman,if u don't zip it i'will tell canada police where they can find u.otumfuo where i m coming from be warned.
Undiplomaic Asantehene?
Author: Wusu Wasa
Date: 03-03 08:43 

Here we go again with this not very diplomatic Asantehehe.

He would not accept change and evolution . He came on the Golden stool with expansionists ideas. He went to the Volta Region to revive long dormant tribal loyalties. He wants to do the same with Brong Ahafo,

When will he stop?
Even NorthVolta Why ?
Author: live and lets live
Date: 03-03 08:39 

this otumfuo is coursing trouble every where traditionaly and politicaly, the unlearned the uneducaterd .
stupid Otumfuo
Author: alex
Date: 03-03 08:27 

He Otumfuo is stupid and must ask to know the history if he does not know.How can Brong-Ahafo Region belongs to Asanteman.Foolish Asantehene
Re: Dormaa not for Asanteman - Dormaahene
Author: KOFI
Date: 03-03 08:02 

FOLKS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A NEW DAY.

THANKS
BONO SAME AS ASHANTIS
Author: NANA O!!
Date: 03-03 07:41 

SAME PEOPLE SAME BLOOD SAME GREED.
EWES WILL RULE AND KILL THEM ALL WITH IMPUNITY
CHIEFTANCY, A THREAT IN GHANA
Author: kwaku duah
Date: 03-03 07:40 

think chieftancy is a threat to Ghana as they are not accountable to all the money that they collect on all lands and also create a lot of land litigation by selling a piece of land to different people.
They always collect more money on land than the goverment and still don't built Schools,roads,recreational centers for their people.They also collect large chunk of royalties of the land while the goverment get peanuts.Part of the problem is that we the citizens believe in this colonian system where Kings rule as governors and pocket all this money for their family which we call(royals)and they call us Slave(akoa).We always think the slave trade is done a long time ago but we are still practising it in our own backyard.l think parliament should come out with a debate on modern chieftancy where Kings,chief and others should be accountable to the laws because it seems they are above the law by any standard.They dont pay taxes on all this money but l can confidently say that the Royal of england pay taxes and does not sell any land in England.
l am not drawing politics into this but speaking as a worried citizen,The President who can do this should be an ordinary citizen and not someone from a royal family as that will be a problem for his/her elders,with that in mind then we need to stay put for a long time.This people are fighting because of land and not to unify their people and help ordinary Ghanaian.l think parliament should take all the powers from them.
OYEWA!
Author: SARPONG
Date: 03-03 07:29 

SEE NO EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HEAR NO EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

SPEAK NO EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!

HMMMMMMMMMM WHAT CAN I SAY?

This is what will define us as a country! until the ashantis realise that Ghana is made up of different tribes...and that they are not above the law....sadly our country will just dis integrate like former "YUGOSLAVIA".

THIS IS FACT!
domaahene mute
Author: aduanaba yeboa
Date: 03-03 07:19 

domaahene mute when did you declare your traditional area independence from asanteman please follow the tradition ,your family moved from suntreso a suburb of kumasi .let we no when did we saperate from asanteman ,please tell asumgyahene and kumawuhene we dont need them if next domaahene enstool.
KIDDING
Author: AppIAH
Date: 03-03 07:12 

What is the Asante hene up to?its clear mischieve.The Asantehene is the king of Asante not BONO and Ahafo thats why he is not the bono hene
fuck u domaahene
Author: dasebere nana amakwatia
Date: 03-03 07:01 

u should respect the asantehene else ur stinkee ass will be off.
OSEI TUTU, THE CONFUSIONIST
Author: UNCLE KOFI
Date: 03-03 06:54 

IT IS HIGH TIME THIS MAN REALISED THAT HE IS ONLY KING OVER THE ASHANTIS. HE WANTS TO BE EVERYWHERE!SOME YEARS BACK HE EVEN TRIED TO STRETCH HIS JURISDICTION TO THE VOLTA REGION, CLAIMING AUTHORITY OVER SUCH AREAS AS WORAWORA. OSEI TUTU, STOP CREATING CONFUSION!!!!
NANA DORMAAHENE GOT IT WRONG
Author: NANA BOADAA
Date: 03-03 06:50 

THERE IS NO REASON FOR NANA DORMAAHENE TO REACT EMOTIONALLY AGAINST THE STATEMENT MADE BY OTUMFOUR. OTUIMFOUR NEVER MENTIONED DORMAA AS PART OF HIS JURISDICTION, AND WHAT HE SAID IS TRUE TO THE FACT THAT MOST PART OF THE REGION BELONGS TO HIM, THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT ALL PART OF BRONG AHAFO TRADITIONAL LANDS BELONG TO HIM. IT SOUNDED UNFORTUNATE AS NANA DORMAAHENE SAID, REACTING TO PTUMFOUR'S THREAT TO GO TO COPURT.BUT I BEG TO DIFFER FROM NANA DORMAAHENE FOR HIS EMOTIONAL OUTBURST BECAUSE OTUMFOUR HAD NEVER SAID AND WILL NEVER SAY DORMAA TRADITIONAL AREA BELONGS TO HIS JURIDISCTION, AND THOSE TRADITIONAL SEATS THAT OCCUPY OTUMFOUR'S LAND ARE ALL AWARE OF THAT AND UP TO DATE THEY ALL SWEAR AN OATH OF ALLEGAINCE TO HIM ANYTIME THERE IS INSTALLATION IN THOSE AREAS. IT IS ALSO UNFORTUNATE OF NANA DORMAAHENE TO COME OUT WITH SUCH A CHALLENGING REACTIN WHICH IS DOES NOT HOLD ANY WATER.
Re: Dormaa not for Asanteman - Dormaahene
Author: ,HUNTER DOUGLAS
Date: 03-03 06:37 

...YES, YOU HAVE SAID IT ALL!!!
Re: Dormaa not for Asanteman - Dormaahene
Author: Misinterpretation of Concepts
Date: 03-03 06:36 

Kumasi market in Ghana is a bustling, vibrant place, and the African Cup of Nations has made it even more so with everyone making the most of match day

Response: by Nana O.

Author: NANA O!!

Date: 2008-02-12 06:08:06

COMMON! OSEI-KROM KU4'S "QUEEN OX-FARM ENGLISH" NYIIN! NYIIIN! THAT'S WIN FOR ASANTE-HENE FUND "AKRAKYE-FUOR". GOD SAVE GHANA FROM THESE GOAT-FUCKERS.

THAT YOUR "BY HEART" PLANTAIN FUFUO AND SNAIL SOUP "BROFO KANKAN".. DAMN BAT EATER!. GO TO SUNYANI AND U WILL HEAR WORLD CLASS ENGLISH.

Comment:

by Adonkofuo Mmoafuo Nkwaseafuo

Are you a slave to fancy a foreign (Apoto Kasa) language?

Is the British English your mother tongue?

Where are you from..

Is it an achievement to speak a foreign language..

Do you speak english like the English from England

You speak english with a typical African tonation, yet you want to prove to be the best slave in town to demonstrate that you have command in the slave language.

Do you testify to the fact that Sunyani people are the best slaves in town...

Are you inclined to testify to the fact that B.A (Borodie Akesiem [in other words Apantu Akesiem]) Sunyani people are the best slaves in town;

Is that your conclusion?

Oh..!

Bonofuo Abakan (B .A), I´m so sorry that you have won a medal in the english slavery..

Are you a man of yourself ,and proud of your own language?

You slave people from slave ancestory ...

These are the people who claims to be good in the english language,but when ask to express themselves they break it like "Ampesie" or makalanta english.

During the rawlings`s P/NDC regime, I heard one of his non- Akan ministers speaking on air in a Ghanaian radio in London. I must tell you, it was very shameful and catastrophic.

I even asked my sister, "what kind of language is this"?

She said it is a Ghanaian english.

He spoke it like a southern Ghana`s local language. Despite all these, they use to claim to be good in english as a foreign language.

It is obvious in London that most Ghanaians who pretend to be english cannot even pronounce the names of the London Tube Stations properly.

Adonkofuo Mmoafuo Nkwaseafuo
oh!!
Author: KAK
Date: 03-03 06:35 

We do not need all this. What we need is uniting together for development. Otumfuo and Dormaahene should come together and smoke the piece pipe. These things belong to the past, not modern day Ghana
Otumfuo is right.
Author: Jane
Date: 03-03 06:26 

the case concerning the rights of the Asantehene with respect to the chiefs and lands of the Brong Ahafo region. It will be recalled that the Nkrumah government redrew the boundaries of Ashanti by carving the Brong/Ahafo region out of the historical territory of Ashanti. The purpose was to reduce the power and influence of Ashanti in the political system of the country. When Otumfuo Opoku Ware II came to the throne he wisely decided to accept the existence of Brong/Ahafo as a fait accompli. However, he noted that as Asantehene he had certain well-defined powers in certain parts of the Brong/Ahafo regions which were backed by the Constitution and the law and customary practice, and he was determined to assert those rights without fear or favour. In exercise of these rights Otumfuo considered it advisable to elevate a number of the stools in the region to the status of paramount chiefs (Amanhene). This action resulted in a major dispute between Asanteman and the Brong/Ahafo regional authorities. In the dispute it became clear that Asanteman needed a lawyer of very high caliber to represent it, and the choice easily fell on Tom Totoe.

Totoe approached the task with his usual dedication and competence. He consulted a wide variety of sources and documents in order to justify the right of Otumfuo Opoku Ware II to elevate some of the chiefs concerned. One of the important documents that he consulted and cited to support the case for Asanteman was Hansard or the record of parliamentary debates relating to the creation of the Brong/ahafo region. In particular he referred to a statement in the Hansard by Mr Aaron Ofori- Atta, the Minister who in 1959 piloted the Brong/Ahafo Bill through Parliament. The relevant passage read:

“There are just two points which I should like to mention which are not specifically dealt with in the Bill. The first is traditional allegiance and organization. It is not the intention of the present Bill to disturb any traditional allegiance which may be cut across by the new boundary; the Government is at the moment considering the question of Chiefs who may feel that they are being cut off either from their subjects or from their traditional superiors. I hope that before long we shall come to a satisfactory conclusion”.

“The second matter is the administration of Stool lands. All stool lands in the Kumasi state whether lying in the Ashanti Region proper or in the new Region are administered by the Commissioner for Lands as administrator under the Ashanti stool lands Act. This Bill involves no change in that arrangement”

This, he pointed out, demonstrated that Otumfuo had well-defined powers, backed by the constitution and the law and customary practice, to elevate the chiefs as paramount chiefs. With these arguments, Totoe won the argument for Asanteman.
oh chiehs
Author: joe
Date: 03-03 06:26 

this is the kind of traditional authority that the nayiri wanted to have in upper east and bawku, causing the trouble
Re: Dormaa not for Asanteman - Dormaahene
Author: Misinterpretation of Concepts
Date: 03-03 06:23 

Now , look at your face in the Mirror with your fraudulent lies.

Shame

Propaganda and Fraud

Spin doctors and propagandists at work!

But for how long can you survive with lies?

How long can you survive by giving contract to someone to lie for you?

Are these lies coming out from you; and can you work with these kind of lies?

Propaganda is fraud, because it leads to undermine "good governance" and the "rule of law"!

Corrupt element

Some articles and frivous remarks in the Ghanaian media are complete evidence of "Deliberate Misinterpretation of concepts" and twistings of facts in the government busines by some self-serving interest group of socialist elements within the NPP and its alikes.

You have failed

There we go again!

The political language and the interpretations are the problem...

Why are you always trying to misinterprete the concept to suit your "Bogoso system" as if you are doing a good job?


You are a dreamer and on a wrong path, if decentralisation is your bane of doing things.

You will again end up to Zero, and come back to where you started from.

"Ma-te-me-ho" [federalism]is the best route for any effective development, but not your unitary decentralization process of approach, whereby governance is still conducted from "Top to the bottom", instead of the other way round.

Give independence and autonomy to the district to do its own thing without relying on the "Do-Nothings" and non performers from Accra for wealth distribution.

Question:

What happens if the President is unwilling to release funds for development projects in the district on personal or private grounds?

What happened, if the President`s appointed DCE hold up development funds that are designed for the well being of the district?

Have the people got any right to impeach the President`s appointed DCE on charges of poor performance?

What happens, if the appointed DCE discriminate against some towns in favor of his own hometown or prefered community?



What will happen , if the appointed DCE becomes the lord of the district and fails to account for the cost of every executed project?

Who controls the DCE, the President or the citizens of the district?

What happens if the President`s appointed DCE become richer than the district he/she serves at the expense of the district`s apportioned money?

What changes have you then realized with this decentralization approach?

Again, you are on the wrong course with this your so-called unity government, because centralized systems are not good for Africa and had failed to yield positive results on the continent!

It has only produces "big men, dictators and favoratism , Nepotism, and under- development" in Africa.

"Power Sharing Democracy" should be your choice ,instead of this "misinterpretations of concept" up there.

Federalize the system and change the constitution and you will be fine with good returns

You better do away with your "Nkabomu Aban", and start to encourage the enforcement of "Ma-Te-Me-Ho" principles!




Below is an evidence of mere propaganda with no substance.


General News of Friday, 29 February 2008

"Akufo-Addo on Affordable Housing"





ADDRESS BY HON. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKOFU-ADDO, MP, NPP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, AT MEETING WITH THE GHANA REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION, LA PALM ROYAL HOTEL, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008

The President of GREDA, Dr Alexander Tweneboah, distinguished members of GREDA, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to be here today, speaking to this august group, the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association, about a primal issue in the lives of all Ghanaians--housing. Any Ghanaian who picked up the newspaper in recent weeks or spoke to a relative in Accra can tell us what the problems are with housing;

a lot of houses built in water-ways and other unsuitable areas, many Ghanaians in urban areas sleeping on the streets or in places unsuited for human habitation, endless litigation on land with people taking the law into their own hands with some tragic consequences professionals like teachers, nurses and doctors refusing transfers to rural areas due to lack of suitable accomodation the price of cement rises faster We of the New Patriotic Party believe that what defines a civil society is the number of citizens given a stake in the country’s prosperity. This is why one of the mantras of the New Patriotic Party is to enable a property-owning democracy in Ghana. Our founding father, the great man, Joseph Boakye Danquah saw it as the patriotic duty of our party “to liberate the energies of the people for the growth of a property-owning democracy in this land, with right to life, freedom and justice, as the principles to which the Government and laws of the land should be dedicated in order specifically to enrich life, property and liberty of each and every citizen.” Across the globe, owning a house is recognized as a significant component of financial security. Indeed, in many countries, the real estate industry is the cornerstone of the economy. Today, owning a house is a dream beyond the reach of an overwhelming majority of our citizens. Indeed, even having decent accommodation is beyond the reach of too many of our citizens. Building this fifth estate requires sincere partnership between government and people for it to succeed. In order to give the most citizens the chance to own property, the government must focus on its basic responsibilities to the citizenry. The government must provide the necessary regulatory framework for private entrepreneurs like you to lead a real estate boom. The government must protect the integrity of the individual’s property rights. And the government must run a sound, free economy with low inflation and low interest rates. I answer those skeptics with this: if we are indeed committed to fulfilling the basic human needs of food, shelter and clothing, we must succeed in democratizing home ownership. In my view, Dr Chairman, the only alternative to a property-owning democracy is a property-owning kleptocracy. World history, most notably our own in 51-year-old Ghana, is brimming with examples of socialist states where only a tiny group of elites control the economy, while deceiving the majority with the empty shells of public ownership. We can all attest to the ultimate deception of those who came into the office preaching left, yet when they finished claiming for themselves everything that was right, there was hardly anything left for the rest of us! Historically, land has formed the basic building block for wealth creation among nations. This is very consistent with the NPP philosophy of building and sustaining for Ghana a property-owning democracy. Dr. Chairman, the importance of land as a basic asset for wealth creation is even more pronounced in a developing nation like ours. Ghana has for the last three decades faced a severe national housing deficit. According to the available evidence there is a housing stock shortage of between 500,000 to 950,000 units in Ghana. We are not the only country in this crisis, but we are deeply affected by it. In 1800 only 3 percent of the world’s population lived in cities. A century later, it was 10 percent. A decade ago it was predicted that the global population, which was half rural and half urban, would see a reversal with many more people dwelling in urban areas by 2005. This came to pass. This trend will continue, with two-thirds of the world’s people expected to live in urban areas by 2025, and 80 percent of these urban dwellers in developing countries. Ghana’s urban population explosion presents enormous challenges, straining urban infrastructure, increasing waste, traffic, and homelessness at the major cities and causing brain drain in the migrating areas. Urban population growth in Ghana is very conservatively estimated at about 2.7 percent per year. This is distributed into 48,000 human settlements; with 44% of the population classified as urban living in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Western Regions. Accra has a population estimated at 3 million while Kumasi has a population estimated at 1.2 million and growing. It has been suggested by the experts that the country needs to produce between 130,000 and 364,000 units per annum in order to be able to stabilize our housing shortage hopefully by the end of my two-terms in office. Unfortunately, current figures put production of housing units at a paltry 40,000 per annum. At this rate, coupled with the rate of growth of our population, our housing situation will only get worse. This decades-long phenomenon of out-of-control urbanization cannot and should not be allowed to continue. It only results in poverty, unemployment, criminal activity, homelessness and a sanitation crisis which the Zoomlions of today are striving to tackle. But, we cannot merely roar the growing urbanization nightmare away. In order to tackle our housing shortage, we must prioritize the revival and improvement of urban AND rural Ghana. We cannot responsibly deal with the rural-urban migration unless we devise and implement development programmes that bring urbanization to rural Ghana. Thus, rather than allowing the dire socio-economic circumstances to force rural dwellers to move into our city slums, we should take urbanization to them. Faced with the above situation I wish to throw a challenge to GREDA Members: to find innovative approaches to deal with the large volume of uncompleted buildings all over the country. These uncompleted buildings are holding up capital and negative effecting our national development. Another challenge is to join government in making homes affordable to the majority of families.

Government in partnership with the private sector must seek to decongest the major cities with bold, sustainable, deliberate geo-development policies that will revitalize our rural areas and make it unnecessary for our youth to migrate to urban ares in search of non-existent jobs. In our cities, we must address the issues of: land as dead capital, land rights, access, equity, indiscipline in the land markets, unplanned development and affordability. Thankfully, the Land Administration Project (LAP), which was launched in October 2003 and expected to cover between 15 and 25 years, is a demonstration of the state’s refreshing commitment to secure these property rights and to free-up the "hidden architecture" of Ghana’s economy – land as convertible asset. The current reforms include the reorganization and consolidation of the existing public sector land agencies into one body. Also, it includes the Survey Department, the Lands Evaluation Board, the Land Title Registry and the existing Lands Commission secretariat. It is worth mentioning that just this February; a draft bill on the new Lands Commission was presented to Cabinet for approval prior to tabling before Parliament for passage. Even the legendary backlog of land cases before the law courts are receiving serious attention. Here in Accra, the imposing new building under construction at the Supreme Court complex, once completed will host the Investment Related Land Court. Its jurisdiction will be national, like the Commercial Court. It is important that we develop the concept of land courts to accelerate the rate at which land cases are disposed of by the courts. Land litigation, especially in some parts of Accra, places a huge burden on the resources of the estate developers. My promise to you today is that as President of the Republic, God willing, I will continue what I started at the Attorney-General’s office, giving serious attention to land and its related industries. The success of your business, ladies and gentlemen of GREDA, fortunately, is conterminous to the success of my party’s vision of realizing a property-owning democracy. Together, we can put an end to the era of buying litigation instead of land. I, as Attorney-General, in September 2002, encouraged Peruvian Economist Dr Hernando de Soto, the founder of Institute of Liberty and Democracy and former US President Bill Clinton, patron of "Foundation for the Building of Capital of the Poor," to launch the foundation here in Ghana to assist our efforts to make our lands convertible to assets. The cost of construction materials, from cement and iron rods to furnishings, continues to make home-ownership almost exclusive to Ghanaians in the Diaspora and the very rich. This requires a structured partnership among government, industry operators and researchers to make the concept of affordable housing the norm for estate developers. The NPP believes in minimum taxation as a necessary incentive for accelerated growth in any industry. The NPP is ready to act on your concerns for the mutual goal of establishing a property-owning democracy in Ghana. This will require a cohesive partnership between government and estate developers. We can only democratize home-ownership in Ghana if we can institute a mortgage culture. The government has a duty of maintaining a macro-economic environment for cheaper mortgage loans. And the financial institutions, which provide mortgage financing, must be motivated to lend to estate developers at rates that can in turn encourage developers to take the lead in the provision of affordable housing. The irony is that the building industry is enjoying a boom in spite of all the problems of cost and land disputes. This should indicate to us the great potential of Ghana’s building industry once we commit to getting the fundamentals right. We may be in this present quagmire as a result of policy flaws in the past, lack of appropriate investments by public and private sectors, as well as some cultural factors. In order to transcend these past mistakes, we must build appropriate public–private partnership. There must be an efficient division of labour between the State and private sector to be able to achieve optimum housing production and delivery. In the above regard, let me propose some strategies for addressing the problem: · Accelerate implementation of the current land administration reforms. This is necessary to secure the foundation for efficient, well-functioning, cost-effective and sustainable land governance in the country. This will help restore public and investor confidence in the records and reduce the indiscipline in the land market and associated problems. · Close the housing stock deficit. We can do this through massive support for the private sector to increase the production of houses, including support for research and development of local sources and forms of building materials. This will help reduce costs and make affordable housing truly affordable. · Reorganize the legal and fiscal regime affecting housing delivery, including provision of appropriate tax breaks and incentives. · Facilitate the creation of a vibrant and sustainable mortgage market. Without a well-functioning mortgage market the dream of owning a home will continue to be nothing more than a mirage for a substantial number of our compatriots. · Overhaul our land use planning systems and capabilities. Planning precedes development and by overhauling the system, we can be sure that it includes robust enforcement of laws and planning schemes. · Standardize our sub-standard practices of title registration and land documentation. If citizens are to exercise their rights to land ownership, they must be able to prove their ownership. There are many parts of our cities, towns and villages where due to one reason or the other buildings do not have documented and registered titles. · Implement national system of unique identification numbers for each landed property. The current system, in which the same property has four different names depending upon the public sector agency you are dealing with, is an obstacle to our goal of land use reform. · Redouble efforts to increase the income levels of the citizenry. It is only by moving into a middle-income status that citizens will be able to take advantage of available mortgage and other instruments for home ownership. · Lastly, Grant tax exemptions and other incentives, such as land backs, to developers who build in certain parts of the country. This is part of the grand design of spreading urbanization beyond the traditional centers of urban activity. Developers may never need encouragement to build in plush areas such as East Legon or Cantonments. So we must focus tax law reforms for the housing industry on providing affordable housing to low income families who cannot benefit from the many newly constructed homes in our urban areas. · By the same token, we can reenergize the home-buying market by providing an incentive in the form of a tax credit to home buyers.

· Designing tax credits for properties in designated areas · Expanding tax credits and other incentives for developers of community service facilities · Developing a housing bond facility accessible to certain criteria of estate development · Applying tax exemptions to developers that build a certain percentage of affordable housing

Yet, we should not lose sight of the fact that to many, many families the dream of home-ownership may be genuinely beyond them. Their dream is for a simple, decent, affordable home in a safe environment. Indeed, our goal of providing decent housing will only be met by the construction of large numbers of rental units by government in partnership with the private sector.

Indeed, as I speak, the NPP Manifesto Committee is developing a Comprehensive Housing Policy that will build on the progress made in this area since 2001.

For example, we are seriously considering an Affordable Housing Trust Fund to be accessed by real estate developers for the purpose of increasing the stock of affordable housing.

In order to sustain it and make the programme benefit more and more of our people, all participants must agree on producing financially viable projects with revenues covering costs.

Dr Chairman, I will end my remarks by saying that a lot of work has been done by your membership and the government. But, a lot more needs to be done. I look forward to working with you to make real estate one of the major pillars. I look forward to making availability of decent housing to our citizens the norm rather than the exception.

I look forward to a Ghana with planned neighbourhoods rather than unregulated and chaotic neighbourhoods. If a free society cannot provide decent accommodation for the many who are poor, it cannot prevent the spreading of container accommodation in the neighbourhoods of the few who are rich.

Thank you

May God bless us all

Source:akufoaddo2008@gmail.com



Response:


Spin doctors and propagandists at work!

But for how long can you survive with lies?

How long can you survive by giving contract to someone to lie for you?

Are these lies coming out from you; and can you work with these kind of lies?

This is an evidence of mere propaganda with no substance.




CASE II:

Feature Article of Sunday, 2 March 2008


"Isaac Osei: An opportunist par excellence- A rejoinder"


Isaac Osei, Chief Executive of Ghana COCOBOD is a good friend. I have known him since our University days in the 70’s. He is a first rate brain, in fact, the thinking man’s compass. I know all his family and friends and Kofi D. Mensah Bonsu, contrary to his assertions, is not one of them. Kofi D. Mensah Bonsu wrote the article headlined above and posted on Ghanaweb on 16th February 2008.

Obviously the byline Kofi D Mensah Bonsu is a pseudonym. But why the disguise? He claims to “know Isaac Osei from his youth at Ashanti New Town, as a student at Achimota and a work colleague at Koforidua”. So what is he afraid of? Isaac Osei has no private army to terrorise disagreeable citizens. He is not built like a wardrobe to put the fear of God into political opponents. Why does Kofi D Mensah Bonsu choose to wear a mask? These are liberal days in Ghana. The organized terror of “shit bombing” and “designer” burglaries visited upon political opponents in previous regimes is history. NPP politics is a contest of ideas in a free, unfettered environment. It is therefore puzzling the enforced anonymity of Kofi D Mensah Bonsu. But in every town, there is always a Mensah and Mensah Bonsu is one of the social irritants in a nation. They feel sad at the success of others. They are obsessed with plots, conspiracies and blackmail. They are professional hatchet men wired to political mischief. They lie shamelessly and when exposed manufacture denials with brazen effrontery. So what is the gripe of Mensah Bonsu regarding Isaac Osei?

Concordia Leaks

This is a fire that warms nobody. If President Kufuor believed that Isaac Osei was a quisling, he would not have appointed him twice to positions of national preeminence. Please let us credit the President with some intelligence and discernment in these matters. He does not need the self serving expose of latter day Achitophels. The President, I am aware, has absolute confidence in Isaac Osei and contrary to what Kofi Mensah Bonsu believes, time will not tell anything.

It is interesting that Mensah Bonsu in a previous article – NPP at Crossroads - posted on Ghanaweb on 18th December 2007 observed that “Kufuor is definitely worst than Rawlings. He is a dictator bent on destroying our tradition”. His advice to all NPP delegates to the December Congress was to “take any money Kyerematen brings because it is from Kufuor. Kufuor and his family have looted, bought hotel (sic), invested monies abroad etc from their toil and sweat. He has taken you for granted for seven years now. Show him that no future NPP President will be given a free ride to dictate his nonsense to us again”.

Is this the same Mensah Bonsu who feels ‘sorry’ for President Kufuor in the Concordia matter and calls for Isaac to be sent to the Traitors’ Gate? What a hypocrite!

Ghana’s Envoy to the UK

Isaac Osei is accused of praising Nkrumah and the CPP and downgrading the contributions of Dr Danquah et al to independence and national growth. He did so, according to Mensah Bonsu, in several speeches in the UK. He also supplanted in favour, the UK NPP with Ghana Union – an association believed to have NDC leanings. All these point to one fact. Isaac Osei is a closet CPPist. I know for a fact that Isaac paid his dues as a member of NPP (UK) branch and made other substantial financial contributions to the welfare and development of the party. He never failed to honour NPP invitations to meetings. But it is important to stress that Isaac Osei was a High Commissioner for Ghana not the NPP in the UK. He had to deal with all Ghanaians and every Ghanaian association. And he did this so well that when he was recalled, 2,000 resident Ghanaians in the UK signed a petition to the President for his retention. I lived in the UK for 23 years. I had never seen a High Commissioner so loved by Ghanaians. Isaac was a breath of fresh air. He brought the High Commission to the doorstep of every Ghanaian. There was no Ghanaian enterprise in Brixton, Tottenham, Walthamstow, Middlesbrough, Edinburgh – infact in any corner of the UK that Isaac did not visit to encourage and support. For the first time in the 50 year history of the High Commission, a day (Thursdays) was set aside for surgery. There was no need for an appointment. You walked in to the reception, waited your turn and saw the High Commissioner “filifili” to discuss your problem or get advice. Ghanaians loved it, especially the women, dressed to the nines and cooing “ooh we just want say ‘hello’ to ‘HE’!

Kofi Mensah Bonsu eat your heart out! Isaac Osei was the best High Commissioner in the UK for a long, long time. And if he made speeches praising Nkrumah in our Jubilee year does that make him a fifth columnist in the NPP? Isaac cannot rewrite history. It is a documented fact that Nkrumah and the CPP brought independence to Ghana. The foundations were laid by the UGCC of Pa Grant, Danquah, Ofori-Atta and the rest of the Big Six. But the energy and dynamism of the CPP provided the ultimate boost. President Kufour, himself, devoted a third of his 50th anniversary speech at the Independence Square to acknowledge this fact. He went on further to recognize the achievements of the CPP and commended their success in the early years of independence. So does this make the President a closet CPPist? In any case politics, if Mensah Bonsu cares to know, is a numbers game. If Isaac, through his balanced speeches won the hearts of the some minority party members, he should be given bouquets not brickbats

Tenure as Cocobod Chief Executive

Those that the gods want to destroy, they first make mad. Sometimes frustration can easily push people to the lunatic fringes to say all sorts of things. How on earth can Edem Amegashie be cited as one of Isaac’s Achimota cronies? The gentleman was at post before Isaac became CE of Cocobod. Besides, he is not an Achimotan. I wonder what his classmates in St Peter’s would be saying now. I also wonder what the Board of Cocobod would be contemplating because the writer of the article in question portrays the issue as if somebody in the Board said so. I want to dare the writer to name one person on the Board who can support his claim or forever hold his peace. Isaac has become the darling boy of the stakeholders of the cocoa industry. Farmers, Hauliers, License Buying Companies (LBC’s) and the entire staff of Cocobod adore him because of his affability, accessibility and sheer competence. Those who doubt this should wait till he declares any intention to contest any position in the country. His achievements as CE, is public knowledge: syndication of loans, mass spraying, fertilizer application, new farming practices, prompt bonus payment, etc. I encourage those who seek the truth to read around to see what Isaac Osei has done at Cocobod in less than two years at post.

Kyerematen’s Support

It will not take a student of political thought to notice that this article comes from a camp other than Kyerematen. Otherwise, why make support of Alan an issue. Is it a crime to support a candidate in a party primary? And who knows if Isaac did not support any candidate apart from what is being alleged? The mere fact that Isaac was seen (allegedly) behind Alan in an interview on TV does not imply support.

Besides it has been Isaac Osei’s passion to help party candidates and foot soldiers. It was the reason why he allowed his company office premises to be used to complete the NPP manifesto in 1996 and also serve as the as the nerve centre of Nana Akufo Addo’s campaign in 1998. Those who doubt this fact can verify it from Victor Newman, Nana’s current Director of Research. Other prominent NPP loyalists like Kwabena Agyepong, Agyiri Blankson and Major Courage Quashigah can also testify. Again, it was the same Isaac Osei who hosted the entire entourage of the then candidate Kufuor at the Osei family estate in Gyenyasi in Kumasi during the 1996 campaign. Presently, the offices of the Statesman Newspaper are housed in his late father’s residence at Kokomlemle. Isaac is the executor of his father’s will as well as a beneficiary of that estate. He could have stopped the rental of the house to the newspaper if he was not comfortable with the idea. So where did Mensah Bonsu get his story about Isaac scuttling the Statesman’s bid to rent his father’s property?

A lot of people do not know the rapport between Isaac and Nana. The two have a lot of respect for each other. They share the same birthday. They worked together in the Foreign Ministry when Nana was the Minister and Isaac was the High Commissioner to the UK. They have other common areas which I will not dare put in the public domain but I am sure both know what I mean. Nobody should therefore attempt putting a wedge between them because of politics. It will not work.

Corruption of Party Executives

This is the most banal of all the claims. When did entertaining party officials become a crime in NPP? Is a gift of ticket to a person who belongs to my party a misdemeanor? Mensah Bonsu must be very confused. The inconsistency in the claims is enough evidence. In one breath, Isaac Osei is accused of not giving party members contracts. In another, he is doling out Cocobod contracts to Subin party executives. What flim flam!

Party Officials

This is the epitome ‘Kwaku Anansesem’. And what has the Ahanta origin of Isaac got to do with corruption of executives? So what if he had become Asanteman Nkosuohene? Were Ashanti’s going to reject him? Isaac by Ashanti custom succeeded his late father as Nkosuohene in the Gyasi lineage of Otumfuo’s palace. But he passed on the succession to his younger brother. Unless Mensah Bonsu is a better authority on Asante custom than Asanteman, I fail to see how his “explosive” revelation that Isaac is part Ahanta because of his mother’s lineage should prevent him from standing at Subin? After 50 years of independence it is amazing that characters like Mensah Bonsu can still espouse such sectarian drivel!

Conclusion

If anything has firmed the resolve of Isaac Osei to enter Parliament, it is the ruinous political envy of people like Mensah Bonsu whose political consciousness is rooted in the “we no go sit down” revolutionary days. He and his mentors from that era destroyed lives in the name of justice. But it was sheer envy that fuelled their sadistic ambitions. Envy is a powerful emotion and was used effectively by the revolutionary zealots to punish hard work and reward laziness. The result today is the malignant indiscipline in all aspects of our national life. I am all for the politics of equitable distribution. But we need to create the wealth first before distribution. People like Isaac Osei who are innovators, creators of wealth in the nation should be celebrated not calumnised. I challenge Mensah Bonsu to drop his mask and meet me at Subin for political orientation. Cowards die many times…….

Submitted By Ken Amankwah, PO Box 10844, Accra North

Source:Amankwah, Ken


Response:


Any sane person would have clearly known the meaning of corruption as well as a voting fraud.

Any credible person, would have again realize that Ghana has a twisted history, and that need to be corrected, because the independence struggle started long before members of the so-called "Big Six " and the kwame nkruma were even born.

Can you clearly define their individual contribution towards the Gold Coast Independence?

What were their independent contribution?

Was it because they were among the only few Gold Coast "Akrakyefuo" in the system at the time or what?





Furthermore, any normal person with a very sound mind will not have written with such inconstitencies and lies.

These attempted explanatory remarks shows that; the author of the above bogus article is a contract writer who had collected money to lie in an attempt to rescue somebody`s sinking ship.

Propaganda is fraud, because it leads to undermine "good governance" and the "rule of law"!

Give me a break, Mr.Contract writer.




Some articles and frivous remarks in the Ghanaian media are complete evidence of "Deliberate Misinterpretation of concepts" and twistings of facts in the government busines by some self-serving interest group of socialist elements within the NPP and its alikes.

You have failed

There we go again!

The political language and the interpretations are the problem...

Why are you always trying to misinterprete the concept to suit your "Bogoso system" as if you are doing a good job?


You are a dreamer and on a wrong path, if decentralisation is your bane of doing things.

You will again end up to Zero, and come back to where you started from.

"Ma-te-me-ho" [federalism]is the best route for any effective development, but not your unitary decentralization process of approach, whereby governance is still conducted from "Top to the bottom", instead of the other way round.

Give independence and autonomy to the district to do its own thing without relying on the "Do-Nothings" and non performers from Accra for wealth distribution.

Question:

What happens if the President is unwilling to release funds for development projects in the district on personal or private grounds?

What happened, if the President`s appointed DCE hold up development funds that are designed for the well being of the district?

Have the people got any right to impeach the President`s appointed DCE on charges of poor performance?

What happens, if the appointed DCE discriminate against some towns in favor of his own hometown or prefered community?



What will happen , if the appointed DCE becomes the lord of the district and fails to account for the cost of every executed project?

Who controls the DCE, the President or the citizens of the district?

What happens if the President`s appointed DCE become richer than the district he/she serves at the expense of the district`s apportioned money?

What changes have you then realized with this decentralization approach?

Again, you are on the wrong course with this your so-called unity government, because centralized systems are not good for Africa and had failed to yield positive results on the continent!

It has only produces "big men, dictators and favoratism , Nepotism, and under- development" in Africa.

"Power Sharing Democracy" should be your choice ,instead of this "misinterpretations of concept" up there.

Federalize the system and change the constitution and you will be fine with good returns

You better do away with your "Nkabomu Aban", and start to encourage the enforcement of "Ma-Te-Me-Ho" principles!

Second Response:

by Obournana

Author: Obournana

Date: 2008-03-02 17:47:45

Well said. The DCEs can go to an electoral area and tell the people to vote his choice, else they will not get any project.

Ask anybody who have contested an Assembly election before in any part of the country? More especially if they know such a person is a hard nut to crack and literate. They always want stooges and semi-illiterates that they can manipulate in order to do their own thing by influencing them easily with monies.

With all these, there is nothing one can do because he/she was appointed by the president. Go to Ashanti region and see what is going on over there. Some DCEs don't even respect the chiefs and Kuffour will not say anytthing because he entertain the corrupt guys. He himself can allow his son to purchase a whole hotel with Ghana money and took kickbacks from contract, how can he condemn his subbordinates?

Onyame wo ho.

COMMENT:


Is it true that Akufo Addo`s father was a CPP General secretary?

hmm..!

Now tell Ghanaians;

Was kwame nkruma a good man..

How and Why ?

Is it justify to have allowed kwame nkruma to rule for life and taken the country as his personal property..

Was kwame nkruma right to subdue all Ghanaians to second class citizens except himself to rule the country...

Was kwame nkruma right to send a message through his incomprehensive actions that there is no any reasonable person in the country to take responsibility of governance for the nation except himself...

Was kwame nkruma right to insult the intergrity of Ghanaians with his stupid riggidness and impetuous character of dictatoship...

Was kwame nkruma notorious and ugly thief

Question:

Was kwame nkruma a PhD holder?



Which University can I read from his dessertations?

If not, why do you use to call him with a doctorate title?

Was he a fake man?

Was he equivalent to Dr.Dr. Murderer jerry john rawlings?

Did he smuggled himself to the Western World illlegally without a Visa?

Did he know the implications of immigration violations in different countries ?

It is believed that he was Francis Kofi Nwea by birth, so how did he become kwame nkruma?

Also, it is widely believed that he was mandated to rule on democratic principles at a given legislative period, so why did he abuse his office and power by stealing the Presidency for permanent, and declaring only one Party State for Ghana?

Was he a thief?

If he was a thief and a murderer , then he had breached the laws of the land of Ghana, therefore,he deserved to be overthrown, since there were no room whatsoever for any opposition to impeach him in Parliament!

Manufactured news= AZAR NEWS NETWORK = ANN


The commedy show!

With the exception of the defendant himself and very few astute prosecutors on the pannel namely Hackman Owusu Agyemang and Colleagues , the rest came across with their feeble questions like secondary school "form five students in a shakespeare drama group".

It`s a pitty!

kwame nkruma entered the United States illegally without going through the immigration channels . Is this a contradiction?

You have failed

Now ask the folks ,

What has the PFP got to do with the UNC; Clearly, it could be seen that the two have no commonality of any substance! Afteral,UNC equates the CPP

Because the last two Parties have the hallmarks of Sexually Transmitted diseases (STD`s)

So ,for free sex and non issues, vote for Akufo Addo!

Raul Castro has been chosen to succeed his ailing brother Fidel and become Cuba's new president. In the communist world, dynasty and sucession politics are the same as opposed to democracy.



The United National Convention (UNC) and Convention People`s Party (CPP) are the same and equal, which is why Akufo Addo will lose in Ghana`s truely conducted general elections at all times. It is clear to conclude that; the two political Parties intersect and converge at the "Convention".

In real world situation, no one is eager to vote for immorality and unsafe sex, since you can get it for free without much sweat, and the end result is always equal to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD`s) and virus infections

In other words;

Atotobomcracy & Akromfuocracy = Akufo Addo`s ideology of Union government and destruction = kwame nkruma

Down with socialism and communism!

After nearly 50 years under Fidel Castro, Cuba names his brother Raul its new president.



Is it true that Akufo Addo´s father was a CPP General secretary?

Hmm...

Subject: Perceived Nkrumahs fault.

Author: abaa-bii abuzotyel

(registered user)

Date: 11-26-2007 11:01

"On this continent it has not taken us long to discover that the struggle against colonialism does not end with the attainment of national independence. Independence is only a prelude to a new and more involved struggle for the right to conduct our own economic and social affairs; to construct our society according to our aspirations, unhampered by crushing and humuliating neo-colonialist controls and interference"

The unity of our continent no less than our separate independence, will be delayedif indeed, we do not lose it by hobnobbing with colonialism". By Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

(May, 23, 1963)

I am committed to that struggle to date.

COMMENT:

That Okohwini nkruma`s fault is not perceived, it is a fact !

Below is the evidence:

From Democracy To Kakistocracy

What began with great promise ended in tears, in a cycle so often repeated.

Like kwame nkruma who is alledged to have led the Gold Coast into independence by means of mere opportunism and cheap propaganda,Charles Taylor also campaigned on a simlar senseless slogan that reads;

"He killed my ma, he killed my pa, but I will vote for him",

and won.

nkruma had one of the most sudden rises to power of any politician in history ,from prisoner to prime minister in a single day.

Held in prison for stirring up anti British riots, kwame nkruma`s CPP managed to win 34 of 38 contested seats in a 1951 election. The British governor, Charles Arden-Clark, stiffened his upper lip, summoned his prisoner, and asked him to form a government.

What came out of it?

Prior to the independence ,Ghana went on to six years of democratic self-government under the close supervision of Arden-Clark. It seemed to be perfect training for sovereignty for the perfect candidate for independence.

Ghana had a sound educational and economic infrastructure built by the British, excellent natural resources, and healthy foreign currency reserves due to cocoa exports. The Cold War was raging, and both the United States and the Soviet Union were eager for new clients.

When independence came in 1957, there was world-wide hope and optimism on a scale now difficult to imagine. The six-day gala was a love-feast of goodwill and high expectations.

Once the British were gone, Okohwini Owudini kwame nkruma stamped out the opposition, built up a personality cult, squandered money on gold-plated projects, and ran the economy into the ground.

He built the largest dry dock in Africa, which was almost never used.

Okohwini Gyimini kwame nkruma set up a national airline and insisted it fly to politically fashionable places like Cairo where his wife comes from, and Moscow for which there was no commercial demand.

The CPP`s messiah kwame nkruma, set up state-run corporations and state farms that only spread failure and corruption.

Private sector development was deliberately undermined to wipe off completely, and he the people`s messiah and the unitary central State became god of all things.

He made it a crime for anyone to "show disrespect to the person and dignity of the Head of State."

Foreign businessmen learned that anyone with a glib tongue and a bright idea ,the more grandiose the better, could get a fat government contract.

Okohwini kwame nkruma was not a finance minister,but he was the one who was signing deals. The head of state himself signed deals.

Additionally ,Okohwini Kofi Nwea kwame nkruma had ambitions for the entire continent.

In 1958 he hosted an All-African People`s Conference to promote anti-colonial agitation with Ghana`s money.

Among his guests were many who later became heads of state: Julius Nyerere (Tanzania), Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia), Hastings Banda (Malawi), Patrice Lumumba (Congo), Amilcar Cabral (Guinea Bissau ,assassinated shortly before independence), Holden Roberto (Angola), and Joshua Nkomo (never quite made it to the top in Zimbabwe).

Okohwini Kofi kwame nkruma is still something of a saint for many "do nothing" Africans and American blacks including abaa-bii abuzotyel , Dust bin Bagbin and numerous others ,because of his militant anti-imperialism.

Okohwini Kofi Nwea kwame nkruma dreamed of an Africa as mighty as the United States, and squandered millions on a huge complex of buildings he hoped would become the capital of a continent united under his leadership.

However ,Francis Kofi Nwea`s follies had predictable results.

By 1965, just eight years after independence, what had been one of Africa`s most prosperous countries was bankrupt.

Increasingly deluded and anti-white, Okohwini nkruma blamed every failure on imperialists and neo-colonialists.

Okohwini nkruma might have gone on wrecking Ghana had he not tried to clip the wings of the army.

In 1966, while he was junketing in Peking, Kwasi Kotoka and his men took over and told him not to come home.

School children who had been taught to chant

"Egya nkruma is our messiah,"

now chanted

" OKohwini Owudini kwame nkruma is not our messiah."

The cashiered messiah found refuge in a clapped-out house in Guinea Conakry, where he received ever-dwindling bands of admirers, and spent his days drawing up impossible plans for Ghana.

Someone also narrated that his first teacher of African politics, the British scholar Thomas Hodgkin, was a close associate of kwame nkruma, the leader of postindependence Ghana (1957-66). Hodgkin ruefully recalled nkrumas efforts to bolster his own security by expanding intelligence services and introducing repressive legislation.

With each step down that path, kwame nkruma became less secure, and his government drifted further from its mission.

Finally, his hardened regime was toppled in a military coup in 1966, initiating a quarter-century of alternating military and civilian governments.

Despite its immense cultural wealth, mineral and agricultural resources, and high levels of education, Ghana experienced a 16-percent decline in per-capita income between 1970 and the start of a new democratic era in the 1990s. The story is the same for similarly endowed countries in the region, like Nigeria.

Despite the undisputed downfall, Okohwini nkruma was still convinced that a popular movement would rise up to bring him back to power.

His supporters encouraged Arthur and Yeboah to stage a counter coup to topple the NLC with the stolen Ghana`s money they had deposited somewhere. They tried and failed, though they incidentally managed to kill Kotoka as a result

Otu and his men tried and failed.

Only Gen.Acheampong and his men succeeded in 1972 to remove a democratically elected Progress Party Government from power with the intention of reinstating kwame nkruma on the seat of Ghana`s Presidency again, after months and days of prayers and fasten, but he was too weak and gravely ill to come back.

So, by the time of his death in a Bucharest hospital in 1972, he was a pathetic figure.

[Source : ~ kwame nkruma`s own body guard , Ahomka Lindsey whose son is a top official in Ghana under Kufuor`s administration. (Interviewed by African Today Magazine)]

In many respects, therefore, Okohwini nkruma set the pattern for the continent:

i) dictatorship,

ii) corruption,

iii) mismanagement,

iv) quirks bordering on madness,

v) and involuntary departure from office.

In particular, his example of one-man rule caught on almost everywhere.

Inspired by Okohwini Owudini kwame nkruma, a few dictators explained that nation-building required unity of purpose, but most simply siezed power without explanation or apology.

When someone once asked Habib Bourghiba of Tunisia what kind of political system his country had, he relied, "System?

What system?

I am the system."

Hastings Banda of Malawi once observed,

"Everything is my business. Everything."

He also said, "Anything I say is law. Literally law."

In 1965 he went further:

"If, to maintain the political stability and efficient administration, I have to detain ten thousand or one hundred thousand, I will do it."

Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, who also made attempt at African socialism explained that political parties arose in the West because there were economic classes. In Africa, there were no classes, so only one party was necessary: and that is his.

Okohwini nkruma was also typical of a surprising number of independence rulers who had been jailed or banished by the white authorities before taking power: Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Bourghiba of Tunisia, Banda of Malawi, Mohammed V of Morocco, and Patrice Lumumba of Congo (convicted of embezzlement, not independence activity).

Also, like virtually the entire first-generation of independence leaders, Okohwini kwame nkruma had lived and studied in Europe or the United States.

Men who went abroad were undoubtedly a better sort to begin with, and some experience of the West probably tempered their excesses, at least at first.

In the next generation, semi-savages like Idi Amin (Uganda), Samuel Doe (Liberia), and Jean-Bedel Bokassa (Central African Republic), jerry john rawlings and Boakye Djan (Ghana) also shoot their way into presidential palaces, and went on to ever-more gruesome antics. You are witnesses, therefore, you don`t have to be told. All these insane activities were able to come about on the continent by the later-day dictators using kwame nkruma as a model and inspiration.

Unlike most African rulers, however, Okohwini nkruma did not surround himself with toadies and mistresses, and seems to have been lonely and isolated.

Instead, Opanyin kwame nkruma decided, apparently on a whim, to marry, and asked Gamel Nasser of Egypt to find him a wife.

Nasser did: an Egyptian girl who spoke only Arabic and a bit of French; ironically Opanyin kwame nkruma understood neither language.

But he married her the same day he met her, and she gave him three children but little companionship.

The only real friend kwame nkruma seems to have had in power was a British woman, Erica Powell, whom he met when she was Governor Arden-Clark`s private secretary.

Opanyin kwame nkruma hired her away, with the governor`s blessing, and always said she was the only person who gave him unbiased advice.

Opanyin kwame nkruma`s interest in a European woman did not lead to marriage, but for many rulers it did.

Kenyatta, Bourghiba, and Banda had white wives, as did Leopold Senghor of Senegal and Seretse Khama of Botswana. Jean-Bedel Bokassa, who crowned himself "emperor," had 17 wives, including a blonde Rumanian cabaret dancer, a German, and a Swede. (He kept wives in separate houses and left his office several times a day to call on them.)

However ,all things considered, by African standards, Ghana`s transition to independence was a great success. But elsewhere, there were failures.

For credible stuff regarding on abaa-bii `s messiah, read from Meredith`s book to inform yourselves much better about that devil kwame nkruma and his satanic influence on the African continent.

Martin Meredith

The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair

Public Affairs Press, 2005, 752 pp.,

Price $35.00.

Now this is my Question to whomever it may concern :

Was Okohwini kwame nkruma a Ph.D holder, and which Institution gave him that honor?

Why do people use to call him with the title of a doctor (Ph.D )?

Did he work for it ,or he was an honorary recipient who got it without sweat like Dr.Dr. jerry john rawlings.

I would be please for more answers.

In another development,

Raul Castro has been named the new president of Cuba.

Shame on the [P]NDC for smuggling a communist organ of a Council Of State from Cuba and imposing such a communist concept into Ghana`s democracy.

Question:

What is the use of the so-called "Council of State" in a democratic Ghana?

It is just simply incompatible to any democracy, and therefore, ought to be abolished or repeal from the 1992 constitution and replace it with a function able "elected" Senate, or an Upper House that have the power to keep checks and balances on the National Legislative Assembly (Parliament) and the Presidency.

So far, the Council of State concept exists only in "Communist Cuba" and Ghana alone. Which is why that kind of undemocratic but appointed political organ cannot be accepted in democracy at all times.

Falsified and cosmetic democracy is a shame!
CALM DOWN CHIEFS, NOT NOW...
Author: true ghanaian
Date: 03-03 06:13 

Our chiefs should calm down, this is not the right time. The political field is getting hot already, we don't want things to degenerate, we want peace!
OH YES!!
Author: NANA O!!!
Date: 03-03 06:11 

THIS IS FOOISH ,ASANTE OR BRONG IS EQUAL TO GHANAIAN.WHAT IS ALL THESE NONSENS

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