Make the Expansion of Prisons a Campaign Promise – Mahama urged

With few months left for Ghanaians to go to the polls, and a journalist and sympathizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adzivor, is appealing to former President John Dramani Mahama to make the expansion of prisons across the country a campaign promise.

In an interview with the media in Accra, Alhaji Umarh reports that the young NDC man feels “the state of our prisons may not be able to contain members of the Nana AKufo-Addo’s government after December 2020, and therefore must be expanded looking at the magnitude of corruption being recorded under the inept NPP government’

The latest corruption saga that got the young journalist angered, we have gathered is in connection with the ‘Agyapa Royalties deal’.

Reports are suggesting the deal is ‘a cast in stone’ and must be suspended. President of a renowned Think Tank, IMANI AFRICA, Franklin Cudjoe and a host of others have all asked the Ghananian government to consider suspending the said deal, raising numerous questions and suspicions about its transparency.

Minority leader in Ghana’s Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, has expressed shock at the position of the ruling government over the said Agyapa deal at a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Accra on Tuesday. Prisons

The December 2020 elections have become unpredictable according to many political pundits, however, Kofi Adzivor said “nothing would prevent John Dramani Mahama and for that matter the NDC from winning the ensuing elections. He has therefore urged members of the Akufo-Addo led government to get prepared “to dance to the music for the day of reckoning is near”. He said and insisted that “John Mahama must make the expansion of our prisons a campaign promise’.

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Make the Expansion of Prison Facilities a Campaign Promise - Mahama urged
Make the Expansion of Prisons a Campaign Promise – Mahama urged

He assured the former President and the NDC of his campaign. “My team shall soon embark on a nationwide education program in the form of door-to-door interactions with the people amidst the engagement of social media in a way to that would explain some of these “high-level thieveries to the people and also explain the vision of John Mahama to them”,

Meanwhile, the NDC has initiated a programme dubbed the Corruption Tracker series aimed at uncovering all the alleged corrupt deals under the Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.

The NDC said the tracker will give Ghanaians evidence of failed promises under the Akufo-Addo government.

National Communication Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, said the tracker will help Ghanaians appreciate how corruption within the Akufo-Addo government is denying them basic needs.

“As a responsible opposition with the responsibility of keeping government on its toes, the NDC is today embarking on a corruption tracker series to track the status of the countless cases of corruption we have witnessed under the Akufo-Addo government in the last three and half years. Scandals which have occasioned huge financial losses to the state and robbed Ghanaians of the developments they were promised in the year 2016,” he said.

Gyamfi said it would help “Ghanaians to appreciate how the corrupt Akufo-Addo government is plundering the already constrained public purse and the extent of damage this government has inflicted on all sectors of the nation.”

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Source: Alhaji Umarh

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