208

Kofi Annan to run for President

Annan@speech26.01.07

Tue, 1 Apr 2008 Source: --

Running Mate to be announced today
Kofi Annan is to run as an independent in the 2008 presidential race.

The former United Nations Secretary General declared his intention at the Waldorf Astoria on the occasion of the MacArthur Foundation's presentation of its first International Justice Award to Annan.

Annan, who is expected to announce his running mate later today will have to overcome Nana Akufo-Addo(NPP), Atta Mills(NDC), Nduom(CPP) and Mahama(PNC) at the polls. According to the latest opinion polls, Annan will comfortably get 55% of the votes.

Annan promises a lean and mean government with only 11 ministerial positions:

  • Finance & Economic Planning: Ofori-Atta (Databank CEO)
  • Foreign Affairs: Nana Konadu Rawlings
  • Education: Patrick Awuah (Ashesi University)
  • Health: Dr. Edward Addai (Director, Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation)
  • Sports: (Prof) Azumah Nelson
  • Attorney General: Justice Paul Baffoe Bonnie
  • Information: Kwesi Pratt
  • Energy: Kofi Wayo
  • Interior & Defence: Maj. Gen Nkegbe
  • Agriculture: ?
  • Transport: ?
The position of deputy ministers will be discarded. Directors at the ministries will act as deputy ministers whenever necessary. Regional ministers will be elected by each region for a 4-year term. Elections for the positions will be held in February 2009

When contacted to comment on the validity of the story, a spokesman for Annan, who wants to remain anonymous, asked "What is today's date?"

Opps ..Today is ...

April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, though not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, enemies and neighbors, or sending them on fools' errands, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible.... read more





Running Mate to be announced today
Kofi Annan is to run as an independent in the 2008 presidential race.

The former United Nations Secretary General declared his intention at the Waldorf Astoria on the occasion of the MacArthur Foundation's presentation of its first International Justice Award to Annan.

Annan, who is expected to announce his running mate later today will have to overcome Nana Akufo-Addo(NPP), Atta Mills(NDC), Nduom(CPP) and Mahama(PNC) at the polls. According to the latest opinion polls, Annan will comfortably get 55% of the votes.

Annan promises a lean and mean government with only 11 ministerial positions:

  • Finance & Economic Planning: Ofori-Atta (Databank CEO)
  • Foreign Affairs: Nana Konadu Rawlings
  • Education: Patrick Awuah (Ashesi University)
  • Health: Dr. Edward Addai (Director, Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation)
  • Sports: (Prof) Azumah Nelson
  • Attorney General: Justice Paul Baffoe Bonnie
  • Information: Kwesi Pratt
  • Energy: Kofi Wayo
  • Interior & Defence: Maj. Gen Nkegbe
  • Agriculture: ?
  • Transport: ?
The position of deputy ministers will be discarded. Directors at the ministries will act as deputy ministers whenever necessary. Regional ministers will be elected by each region for a 4-year term. Elections for the positions will be held in February 2009

When contacted to comment on the validity of the story, a spokesman for Annan, who wants to remain anonymous, asked "What is today's date?"

Opps ..Today is ...

April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, though not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, enemies and neighbors, or sending them on fools' errands, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible.... read more





Source: --