The Enquirer – Ahead of Nov. 7 polls: They‘re lying their way to power

The_Enquirer_07_06_2016…Felix Kwakye Ofosu tackles Nana Addo, Bawumia

It is becoming increasingly clear that the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and his vice presidential candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, are lying their way to power with their mischief and propaganda.

While Nana Addo without further research told a group of Ghanaians in Italy that the NDC government is confused over the imposition of the pension tax, Bawumia was reported to have said the Mahama government “would tax air soon.”

Nana Addo, in his statement, said “Mismanagement, corruption and incompetence have brought us to where we are today. When the word “incompetent” is used to describe his government, the President gets very upset. But this week, we have seen another example. The Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, told us that he is preparing to tax pensions and allowances. And his President, two days later, stated that they were not going to do anything like that. If this is not confusion in his government, then I don’t know what it is; and if this is not a sign of incompetence, then you would have to tell me what incompetence means.”

But in a rebuttal fired yesterday, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, deputy Communications Minister, indicated that the flagbearer of the NPP has thrown truth and facts to the winds and had rather resorted to propaganda.

Esi Dorcoo awarded alongside Kufuor

…for her outstanding achievements

The seventh edition of the Tema Excellence Awards came off over the weekend with the decoration of Mrs. Rejoice Esi Dorcoo, Chief Executive officer of Megazillion Company Limited, as one of the important highlights.

Mrs. Dorcoo, revered for her outstanding achievements in the male-dominated field of construction and feminism, was recognized for her impact in girl child education in the Tema Metropolis.

As one of the 17 awardees on the night, Mrs. Dorcoo was decorated with a medal and a citation by Kempes Papa Nii Ofosuware, former Mayor of Tema, in the lime-lights of the Tema Execellence Awards.

“Mrs. Rejoice Esi Dorcoo is a woman in a male-dominated area with amny technocrats and other caliber of workers under her umbrella.

“She is an experienced contractor and has groomed several women in building and construction; she has many mega projects in Tema, Accra and other parts of the country to her credit.

“She is the CEO of Megazillion Limited and a financier of some individuals’ Parliamentary projects in the Volta and Greater Accra regions,” the citation read.

Two in straight fight

…as Shai Osudoku NDC clear them for Primary June 18

The Greater Accra Regional Branch of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party has cleared two parliamentary aspirants to contest in the Shai Osudoku Constituency parliamentary primaries on June 18, this year.

At the end of vetting on Saturday June 4, two aspirants, namely Dr. Michael Kpessa Whyte, Executive Director of National Service Scheme, and Mrs. Linda Ocloo, wife of the late parliamentary candidate, had been cleared to contest the primaries

Mr. Victor Quashie Adonoo, Greater Accra Regional Secretary of the NDC, told The Enquirer yesterday that the two were the ones who had filed their nomination for the primaries to replace late William Ocloo, the party parliamentary candidate, who died through an accident on the Accra-Kumasi Highway at Juaso near Konongo in the Ashanti Region.

According to him, a joint committee from the national, regional and the constituency branches which vetted the parliamentary aspirants had cleared the two without any petition from any quarters within the constituency to contest the party’s parliamentary primaries on June 18.

NLA targets lottery players

Everyone needs that extra cash to manage the growing cost of living. Nowadays, in order to make some extra income, most people invest in Treasury Bills or properties, save at the banks or even play the lottery. The latter group is the focus of this Article.

The Oxford Dictionary of Current English defines lottery “as a means of raising money by selling numbered tickets and giving prizes to the holders of numbers drawn on random.”

In Ghana, lottery is patronized by people from all walks of life in spite of the stigmatization the game may have suffered, primary as a result of religious beliefs.

Over the years however, with the modernization and sophistication of the Games and Brands, acceptance and patronage has increased to a level whereby now some unscrupulous persons have started operating lotto illegally.



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