Politics Mon, 3 Jul 2006

Controversy Emerges Over Ruling Government's Honoring of Ghanaian Heroes and Heroines



By A Special Correspondent

Former Ghanaian-American Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate, turned 2004 CPP Parliamentary Candidate for Nhyiaeso Constituency in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, "Osagyefo" Kwame Appiah Boateng, popularly known by Ghanaian Communities around the World as "Kwame Mayor" and regarded in International Political Circles as a Fearless Crusader of Democracy, Civil Rights and Human Rights, has accused President John Agyekum Kufuor's ruling government *(with the exception of NPP, as a Political Establishment)* of "Intellectual Cowardice and Thievery"; "State Sponsored Injustice" and "State Sponsored Political Persecution amid subtle Political Harassment", after Kufuor's government once again, failed to give him (any) credit for his 2005 (documented) and published news item by Ghana News Agency (GNA) in which the CPP marverick called upon the Nation to honor her heroes and heroines.

The Self-Proclaimed "Re-Incarnation of Ghana's first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah" asked Ghanaians to *(compare)* his story carried by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on (September 1 2005)* and re-published by Ghana Review International (GRI) on September 9, 2005, --- captioned " Immortalise Ghanaian heroes and heroines - Boateng" - with the latest July 1, 2006 story in the Graphic and also, published on Ghanaweb.Com, captioned, "Ghana Honours Her Heroes, Heroines" !!!.

The CPP activist says he (cannot) accuse NPP as a Political establishment since the NPP as a Political Party has (not) done him wrong, but a [few] elements within the ruling government of President John Agyekum Kufuor, with the full knowledge of the President himself and the office of the President, are responsible and accountable for the systematic stealing of his ideas without giving him any credit and without giving him any compensation for his hard won ideas such as his call for the "importation" of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation to Ghana which he gave a copy to President Kufuor in 1999 - (before Mr. Kufuor became President of Ghana); Boateng's call for erection of statutes for the Martyred Judges which former Government Spokesman, Hon. Kwabena Agyapong, admitted on Fox FM Radio in 2004 that he read "Kwame Mayor's" Press Release calling for the erection of such Statutes; Boateng's call for State of the Art seat of government or Presidential Palace to be decorated with the Nation's richest resources and regalia to attract tourism --- (Reference to Ghanaweb's published story : "Rename Castle Black House to attract Tourism like the White House"; Boateng's public call to immortalize the "Big Six"; Boateng's call for (Annual) Yaa Asantewaa Festivals or Celebrations, etc.

Reflecting upon the series of injustices against him, Boateng says he suspects that (false and un-substantiated) information about him may have been provided by certain un-ethical "Political Spies" and "Political Terrorists", hence the subtle political harassment - tantamount to "Individually-Tailored Crime Against Humanity" he has been facing and described "Political Terrorists as "Enemies of Democracy"; "Enemies of Freedom"; "Enemies of Liberty"; "Enemies of Civil Rights" and "Enemies of Liberty".


The Pro-Democracy Activist and Pro-American Politician who once earned the nickname "America's Mandela" when he was tortured and put on a "Political Show Trial" in Los Angeles by elements -- *(without the knowledge of the Civilized Federal and State Governments of America)* but morally and ethically defeated the "Political Terrorists" -- ( thanks to President Bill Clinton's White House which ordered the Justice Department to investigate allegations of persecution against Boateng and thanks to "Brave Americans" who condemned the "Hi-Tech Savage and Politically-motivated Trial of Persecution against Boateng), has called upon Civil Rights and Human Rights organizations; Brave Ghanaians, Brave Americans and the Brave International Community to condemn the subtle political harassments and series of politically - motivated and State sponsored injustices being inflicted on him with sheer arrogance and cowardly display of "Show of Power" by elements he describes as "Political Mafias" who may be operating with "Foreign Hands" who have (NO) respect for the noble ideals and ideas of Democracy, Freedom and Liberty and are equally, "Political Terrorists".

Boateng appealed to the civilized International, American and Ghanaian Community to expose the "Secret Political Terrorists" who have seriously violated his Human Rights at (any) part of the World and help bring them --- (Political Terrorists) to Justice at United Nations Public Tribunals !!!.

"Kwame Mayor", who says he is qualified to be listed in Guinness Book of Records as the World's Most Persecuted International Politician, recently wrote in a Ghanaweb's story :

"In my own birth place of Ghana where a [few] officials within the ruling government of His Excellency, President John Agyekum Kufuor have utilized my ideas --- (some of my ideas have become Monumental in Ghana), I have been treated unfairly and the government institutions have [systematically] refused to tap my resources for Political Reasons" !!!.

" Ironically, this is the same ruling government of His Excellency, President John Agyekum Kufuor which enjoys utilizing my ideas - [systematically], without giving me any credit or compensation --- for Political Reasons" !!!

" Shamefully, those who have exploited my strategic ideas and treated me with callousness have the audacity to talk about Brain Drain !!!", said "Osagyefo" Kwame Boateng.

" Moreover, many people believe that I am being persecuted for being an Asante who joined a Nationally oriented Political Party, instead of (any) of the Geographically based or Ethnically based leading Political Parties.


"The same ruling government which has systematically utilized my ideas without giving me any credit is the same government which has [never] given me equal opportunity to develop my potentials -- ( as it snatches every important idea of mine published in the News Media or Recommendations made through letters to the government)".

"The ruling government of President John Agyekum Kufuor has exploited my strategic ideas and while his government enjoys the credit, the man whose ideas have tantalized the Nation has been denied basic equal opportunities", lamented Kwame Mayor

" The ruling government of Ghana is riding high on my [direct recommendations] to the office of the President and published ideas in the News Media --- ( My recommendations were made for the sake of the Nation's best interest !!!)

"Some of my ideas warned against copying or immitation without my permission", said the man who says he has proven to the whole World that he has the brain power and leadership qualities to lead Ghana and Africa in general and that, he is many years ahead of his time.

"My letters addressed to the attention of President John Agyekum Kufuor, via the Protocol office with copies to the Office of the President and Parliament -- ( the Office of the former Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Peter Ala Adjetey) --- dated December 21, 2003 and January 19, 2004 respectively, logically and rationally prompted Hon. Peter Ala Adjetey's call in 2004 for Ghanaians living abroad to be allowed to vote which sparked controversy at that time and the controversy later translated into the Representation of the People's Amendment Bill (ROPAB'S) --- which [still] rages on !!!, said "Osagyefo" Kwame Appiah Boateng (Kwame Mayor), who says he has 100% evidence to back his statement and that he is making this statement under Oath !!! -- ( under Penalty of Perjury under the Laws of Ghana and also, under International Laws and he is publicly challenging the President's men to [also] swear Oath ---under Penalty of Perjury under the Laws of Ghana and under International Laws] --- if what he ("Osagyefo" Kwame Appiah Boateng, [Kwame Mayor]) is saying is not true.

" In 1999, I personally gave a Political Literature I had developed in 1996/1997 of which I sent copies to Ghana's Embassy in Washington, D.C. --- to His Excellency President John Agyekum Kufuor, when he and Hon. Kwadwo Mpiani visited Los Angeles, USA . ( Mr. Kufuor was then a Presidential Candidate). .....

" In the Political Literature, I called for the "importation" of South Africa's model of Truth and Reconciliation to Ghana --- ). It is therefore, rational and logical to conclude that my ideas influenced the President to establish the National Reconciliation Commission (NRC) which he cast me aside and did not allow me to play any role and the same President, Kufuor has continued to cast me aside for Political reasons !!! --- in an unprecedented callousness and ingratitude which no God fearing Human Being could inflict upon his fellow Human Being, said the "Made In America" Politician known for his honest opinions and Moral Courage and like the Biblical David --- always defeats Goliaths in the end !!! .


" Almighty God, through Divine Intervention will grant me Justice and victory someday -- over those who have treated me as a "Political Enemy", vowed the CPP activist who has publicly and privately appealed to the CPP hierarchy to condem the President's action of engaging in "State - Sponsored Injustice" and systematically utilizing his ideas without giving him any credit and treating him (Kwame Mayor) unfairly.

"The President's actions are killing Patriotism softly, lamented the CPP activist, who insists that although the New Patriotic Party (NPP) --- as a Political establishment has (not) done him wrong, the President and a [few] of his henchmen --- acting as "Political Mafias", have committed the highest stage of Injustice against him and seek another National Reconciliation II - in order to forgive them because "Father, they don't know what they have done !!!", said "Osagyefo" Kwame Mayor.

" We have a President who has always appealed to Ghanaians abroad to come home and help. And this is the [same] President who has presided over a government that has always utilized Kwame Mayor's ideas without giving him credit and without giving him any compensation - and without even allowing him to participate in the implementation of his own hard won ideas - despite the naked fact that he (Kwame Mayor), has been described by American bureacrat(s) as more educated than about 75 % of America's population - ( intellectually speaking). " How much more of Ghana's population is "Osagyefo" Kwame Appiah Boateng, "Kwame Mayor" more educated than ? "Osagyefo" Kwame Appiah Boateng has been consistently discriminated against - for his Political affiliation and has also been discriminated for being an Asante who dared to join a National Political Party - CPP, instead of [any] of the two leading Ethnic-based political parties, said the first Ghanaian born to run for Mayor of Los Angeles, who recently called for Inter-Ethnic Marriages among all Ethnic Groups in Ghana, especially, Inter-Ethnic Marriages between Ashantis and Ewes in order to unite the Nation. "There is evidence to prove to the whole World that "Osagyefo" Kwame Appiah Boateng, ("Kwame Mayor"), the 2004 CPP Parliamentary Candidate for Nhyiaeso Constituency, was the [first] to call for "Renaming the Castle the "Black House" --- in order to attract tourism (like the White House) ---and my call to develop the Castle into a Tourist attraction - like the White House, was (immediately) followed by a request to build a "State of the Art" Presidential Palace", "Osagyefo" Kwame Appiah Boateng recently wrote.

" ( It should be noted that about two days after I sent a Press Release/(News) calling for a seat of government that would attract tourism - similar to the White House, controversy erupted in Ghana's Parliament over the demand by the Majority side for $30 Million to develop the Flag Staff House --- followed by a statement by a Government Deputy Minister to develop the Castle as a Historical Site ) -- ( * Evidence : Read Sequence of events on Ghana's News Media, example : Ghanaweb.com News - entitled : Rename Castle the Black House" ...) ".

" On December 21, 2003 and January 19, 2004, "Kwame Mayor" wrote to the Protocol office with copies to the office of the President and Parliament (Office of the Honorary Speaker Peter Ala Adjetey)" .... " In the letters, "Kwame Appiah Boateng ("Kwame Mayor" requested a meeting with the President for his support for extending Voting Rights to Ghanaians living abroad. Although neither the office of the Protocol; the office of the former Speaker or the office of the President responded to Kwame Mayor, soon after - in 2003, the former Speaker, Hon. Peter Ala Adjetey called for the extension of Voting Rights for Ghanaians living abroad". ---

" If a bill, known as "ROPAB Bill" was introduced (on behalf of the President) - to allow Ghanaians living abroad to vote, then the CPP Man, "Osagyefo" Kwame Appiah Boateng, ("Kwame Mayor"), whose letters to the President --logically and rationally, prompted the 2004 call by the former Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Peter Ala Adjetey, for Ghanaians living abroad to vote, --- ( The debate over the Voting Rights of Ghanaians living abroad still continues - in 2006), then, he "Osagyefo" Kwame Appiah Boateng, "Kwame Mayor" has (not) been given any credit - for his 2003 and 2004 letters to t! he Protocol Office - (attention): President John Agyekum Kufuor; Office of the President, C/O: Hon. Kwadwo Mpiani, etc, that sought a meeting to discuss Voting Rights for Ghanaians living abroad". !!!

" As the interim President of Ghanaians Abroad Coalition, "Kwame Mayor" diplomatically [contributed] in appealing to the President for the [speedy] implementation of the Dual Citizenship Act, via Press Releases to the News Media and an electronic email to the Castle's Email address. A few weeks after the Press Release, the Dual Citizinship Act was [finally] implemented. --- ( Ghanaians living Abroad are thankful to all those (regardless of Political affiliations) - who made the Dual Citizenship for Ghanaians living abroad possible and for creating opportunities for Ghanaians living abroad to contribute to the development of Ghana). --- (Ghanaians abroad are also thankful to those who support their Right to participate in elections and to the Nation's development, as the Nation adapts to the age of the "New Millennium")", "Osagyefo" Kwame Mayor recently wrote.

" Furthermore, "Kwame Mayor" claims possessing evidence to prove that he [first] called for erection of statutes in honor of the Martyred Judges; [first] called for the importation of South Africa's model of Truth and Reconciliation to Ghana - via his 1996/1997 Platform - a copy was given to His Excellency, President John Agyekum Kufuor in 1999 in Los Angeles --- before Mr. Kufuor became President, (in the company of Hon. Kwadwo Mpiani, current Minister of Presidential Affairs; "Kwame Mayor's 19996/1997 Platform or Political Literature also called for extending Voting Rights to Ghanaians living abroad of which copies were sent to Ghana Embassy in Washington, D.C., Mr. Spio Gabral could have been the Ghana's Ambassador at the time Kwame Mayor mailed his documents to the Embassy and Nana Effa Appenteng, Ghana's current Ambassador to the United Nations wrote to Kwame Mayor later on. The fact that Kwame Mayor mailed copies of his Political Literature to Ghana's Embassy where Mr. Spio Gabral was the Ambassador, provides a clue why former President Jerry John Rawlings mentioned extending Voting Rights to Ghanaians Living Abroad in 1996 !!! - ( Perhaps, as a Political Rhetoric). ---( The same 1996/ 1997 Platform called for "Setting up Truth and Reconciliation in Ghana)".*

" Kwame Mayor's abortive Yaa Asantewaa demonstration's objectives - (copies were given to the former Deputy Police Commander in Ashanti Region, Mr. Opare Addo and the Records office of the Ashanti Regional Pol! ice - ( in which "Kwame Mayor" clearly stated that some of the objectives of the "Yaa Asantewaa Demonstration" were to focus attention on the Neo-Colonialist and Imperialist State of Ghana; a demand for Economic Dialogue with the World's Powerful Economic Inst! itutions to soften thier harsh impositions; a call for a SYMBOLIC GOVERNMENT for a future Continental African Union Government and a call for "Yaa Asantewaa Festival" to be celebrated on an **(annual basis),* etc --- "Kwame Mayor" insists that it is rational and logical to conclude that his objectives of the abortive "Yaa Asantewaa Demonstration" were faxed or mailed by the Ashanti Regional Police to government --- since it can be proven to all rational minds that Government controlled Radio Ghana was used to broadcast the ruling government's call for a "SHADOW GOVERNMENT" for a future Continental African Union government - (which was part of "Kwame Mayor's" objectives in the abortive "Yaa Asantewaa Demonstration")" .

" All of "Kwame Mayor's" abortive "Yaa Asantewaa Demonstration" have all been announced or implemented by the ruling government since after he had submitted! copies to the Ashanti Regional Police and announced his objectives a number of times on FOXFM Radio station, in a few Months, Ghana weaned itself from IMF and to emphasize once again, Government's controlled Radio was used to announce government's preferance for a "Shadow Government" for a Continental African Union Government.

" Furthermore, since the objectives of the abortive "Yaa Asantewaa Demonstration" were announced, the Center for Culture and its affiliate have announced an (annual) celebration of "Yaa Asantewaa Festivals " ---- Kwame Mayor wrote

>>> Signed for Release : "Osagyefo" Kwame Appiah Boateng (Kwame Mayor), 2004 CPP Parliamentary Candidate for Nhyiaeso Constituency, Kumasi, Ashanti Region

>>> Email : KwameMayor @ Yahoo.Com

Source: "MAYOR SPEAKS" and "Good Morning News"