A letter to president Nana Akufo-Addo Dankwa by Anthony osei sarfo

Good evening Nana addo dankwa

I hope you’re doing very well. God bless you for the love you’ve shown the ordinary Ghanaians in this Covid era. I believe you’re undoubtedly winning this year’s election. But my main focus is on the fact you increase the margin by at least 10% of the previous margin. I had no concerns about you doing that until recently when Professor Jane Nana Opoku Agyemang was appointed as the running mate of John Mahama.

I think the NDC executives have done very well by pulling such a string in a critical time like this.

Why am I saying this? We all know how exceptional the contributions of Dr. Bawumia are, in your governance. None is going to doubt this except the ignorant or the propaganda secretaries of the opposition. Thus, it is obvious that most Ghanaians are happy with him being your vice and would even want him to be president in the future.

In spite of how well Ghanaians admire him, I think Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang’s is a ’threat’ to the entire NPP political party. This is because, any careless criticism against her would be considered an attack on women.

I’m not much knowledgeable in the political history of the country but as far as I know, her appointment is historic in many aspects. Thus, all women in Ghana and beyond would rally their support behind her.

She is now seen as a major representative of the women empowerment campaign across the world. Even Nana Addo himself has ever mentioned the need to empower women. Thus, the NPP footsoldiers must be made aware of this in order to carefully criticise her and not ruin electoral chances of the party.

I must emphasize the fact that her appointment is a bait to trap the NPP into an unfortunate circumstance ahead of the election.
It is obvious that the NDC as a party have no better policies than what Nana Addo has already implemented and so they have no option than to resort to pulling tricks.

They have been like this since the 80’s. For Ghana to soar higher in development in the years ahead, the NPP must retain power for at least the next twelve years. There is no doubt about this if you carefully weigh the competencies of the NPP. I am thus pleading with Nana to take a firm stand in addressing such issues.

In my opinion, Professor Jane Opoku Agyemang with all her knowledge and experience whatsoever is incapable of contributing to make Ghana better if she is in the NDC. The problem is not about her been a woman, but with the kind of men around her. Even the number one gentleman she is following cannot command the respect he needs as the flagbearer of the party.

How can the supporting figure do that regardless the gender? It happened to the late Amissah Arthur. We’ve already had the taste of bitterness in a governance spearheaded by John Mahama; scrapping of teachers’ and nurses’ training allowances and embargo on employment due to restrictions by IMF which made many deserving knowledgeable graduates liabilities instead of assets to their families.

Not to talk of non payment of salary arrears but would rather pay huge judgment debts which they fabricate unscrupulously.
These few and many others are what people should be enlightened about during the campaign tour in order for them to not fall for the sugarcoated lies of the NDC.

The NPP would do Ghana more harm than good if its executives loose focus and fall for the tricks of the NDC.
Professor Jane Opoku Agyemang was an appointee of John Mahama’s government: Minister of Education to be precise. Thus she’s got firsthand information on the bitterness they put Ghanaians through. If she had something good to offer, it should have been seen back then in the education sector.

She was there when President Mahama at that time said ‘Free SHS’ is not feasible.
She was there when teachers’ and nurses’ training allowances were scrapped and substituted with feeding fees which was even paid intermittently.Arrears in feeding fees were later settled when the NPP assumed office.

She was there when the school feeding program was suffering.
She was around when Asiedu Nketia told trainees to leave school and go home if they couldn’t study without allowances.
Was she not alive when postings of newly trained teachers were delayed and even when it was eventually done, their salaries were not paid?

There are a lot of evidences to point out for Ghanaians to fully understand that, the NDC as it is now, is no match for the NPP in terms of GOVERNANCE. Therefore, the NPP should take responsibility of such evidences rather than attacking the woman personally.

To me, even if Professor Jane Opoku Agyemang has something good to offer us, she can’t do it with the kind of people she has around her in the NDC. If she’s worth something as per her educational qualifications, I’ll advice her to join the NPP to realise her good dreams together with Ghanaians especially the lots of women looking up to her.

To wrap it up, why is the NDC appointing her this time after searching effortlessly among the males. They are resorting to her now because they have no option. If there is any party that disregards women, it is the NDC.

They only resort to appointing women when they are short of options. I never knew of how invaluable this woman was until recently. How could they be looking elsewhere when she was just beneath their nose? How can you not smell rose after taking a stroll in its garden? It is only possible if you decide to ignore it.


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