Regional News of Wed, 12 Sep 201853
Ashanti Region NPP serial callers declare ‘strike’ over hardship; burn phones, SIM cards
Disappointed New Patriotic Party (NPP) serial callers in the Ashanti Region are up in arms against the leadership of the party and government and have burned every communication gadget the party has procured for them for communication purposes in defense of government policies and programmes. They also burnt simcards and used recharge cards they said they bought with their own money, MyNewsGH.com’s Ashanti Regional reporter has filed.
The serial callers who claim they have been abandoned whiles those at the echelons of power are ‘chopping’ with impunity have warned their members region-wide to desist from further calling or texting into local radio stations on behalf of government henceforth.
“This afternoon, we have gathered our mobile phones the party bought for us and burn them to register our displeasure to party leadership”, spokesperson for the Serial Callers, Wofa Anokye told MyNewsGH.com.
According to the aggrieved volunteer communicators, despite their contributions to the party’s victory in the 2016 polls, over sixty-two of their members are struggling to make ends meet while their regional executives and government appointees in the region are living in comfort and sometimes flaunt cash and goodies they have gotten since the party assumed power.
Later, in an interview monitored on Nhyira FM by MyNewsGh.com reporter in Kumasi, members of the NPP Volunteer Media Communicators also accused the First Regional Vice Chairman of the party, Mr. Kwabena Nsenkyire of disrespecting members in a recent meeting with the party leadership.