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A Paradigm Shift From NPP

Thu, 10 Feb 2011 Source: Ahmed, Musah

...”Yen Kye Ndi” To Ndc “Obiara Ka Ho” Administration



Wonders shall never end, as some members of the opposition New Patriotic Party

(NPP),such as Eusler Owusu continuously engage themselves in a cacophony about the

NDC party supporters .They indeed have nothing to complain of, as far as the

performance of the Atta Mills led Administration is concerned.

The absurdity that one draws from what they make noise about has to do with the fact

that, they frequently use the agitations from the ruling NDC party supporters to

justify their wrong assertion of an underperformance on the part of the Atta Mills

led Administration, which should not be the case. I think they should be better than

others in knowing the differences that exist between party and government.

Are the Euslers and her NPP cronies saying that they do not know why the NDC party

supporters are agitating and seeking for recognition from the government, or they

are hypocritically pretending? I think I can be of help to explain this to the

respected people of Ghana as well as the NPP, though I am not by this justifying

illegal agitation from the NDC party supporters.

It goes like this, in the year 2001 when the NPP assumed power, we could recall that

government officials were chased out of their offices as their vehicles were

confiscated from them with all sorts of humiliation. VIPs and other public

facilities were forcefully taken over and invaded by the NPP party supporters as

some former state officials were arrested in their churches on weekends and later

unjustly convicted. This nearly put the nation in a state of anarchy.

Nine years down the lane, the NDC has reassumed office, many are those who taught

that this current administration would engage itself in what is termed as

witch-hunting by the government, as the NDC party supporters had been full in their

minds for revenge, payback and retrieval, following the humiliation and maltreatment

they suffered from their fokes in the NPP after the 2000 general election, since

their party has returned to office, which I think is normal in human life. I think

the government is prudently and continuously addressing that to help keep the

security of this nation on a better pedestal.

Secondly, I hope Ghanaians have heard about MASLOC, a loan intervention that was

introduced to help Ghanaian small-scale business men and women with some funds to

start up their businesses. To the surprise of everybody, this intervention turned

out to be an NPP supporters FUND, as it was disbursed to the NPP supporters who

played major roles in helping the NPP Kuffour administration come to power in

2001.Imagine how serious it is for a former NPP National Party Chairman to have

received some vehicles from MASLOC without paying the supposed price for them till

this administration came to probe.

Again, as part of the payback package of the Kuffour administration to the NPP

supporters in the 2000 general election, many of whom were taken abroad in the name

of government scholarship package for students. Some of whom were hustling and not

schooling but received allowances from Ghana’s consolidated fund. These scholarships

were cancelled in the year 2009 when President Mills assumed office, following the

huge dept to be cleared for the 2008 Academic year and the bad “YEN KYE NDI”

practice of the Kuffour administration.

NPP party supporters who could not benefit from any of the above mentioned packages

were enrolled onto the NYEP program for them to receive some token for their

contribution during the 2000 general election, even without doing any work.

Stated above and many others have been in the minds of all political party

supporters, thinking that they would enjoy just as their fokes in the NPP enjoyed

from their “YEN KYE NDI” policy and even more should their party come to power,

which is never an exception in the case of the NDC.

The Atta Mills led administration has proven beyond every doubt, over the period of

two years that it is indeed a Father-For-All administration. This I think is a

PARADIGM SHIFT from THE “YEN KYE NDI” NPP to the “OBIARA KA HO” NDC system of

governance (ie: Betterment for us alone, to Betterment for all), which would take

Ghanaians some time to familiarize themselves with this policy as we have been

acquainted and accustomed to the winner takes it all system as others think it is

never the best for a country like ours.

Though there have been quite a number of instances of agitations from the NDC

supporters, the government has never been swayed off from delivering on its better

Ghana agenda but rather leaving no single stone unturned in putting smiles on the

faces of Ghanaians who mandated them.

It is therefore wrong for anybody to say that the NDC party supporters have been

agitation because the government has not been delivering on its agenda, but rather

because of their inability to enjoy any of the benefits their cronies in the NPP

enjoyed, when their party was in power.

It is my hope that the agitations from the NDC supporters would come to an end, as

the list of actions for this year are being unfolded for all Ghanaians and party

supporters in particular to enjoy from.

Haven stated the reality, I think the Euslers and her cronies in the NPP would be

able to differentiate between government and party and hence desist from using

agitations from NDC supporters as yardstick to wrongly assess the performance of the

government, which has been tremendous over the period of two years unless, when they

want the government to go the way they went with their supporters to put the

economy of into a bad state as it used to be some three years ago.

God bless the wonderful people of Ghana, God bless President Mills and his

administration.

Musah Ahmed

TEIN President( Kumasi Polytechnic Chapter)

Senior665@yahoo.com

0242846857 or 0267571107.

Hoping my request would not be turned down.

Thank you.

Columnist: Ahmed, Musah