Richard Kumadoe, a strategic leader and practical investigation icon for Sege seat

Richard Kumadoe is a strategic leadership and practical investigation icon.

He has trained, coached and mentored investigators, due diligence professionals, financial crime (Money Laundering) specialists, national security intelligence experts, fraud and risk consultants at institutional, group and individual levels.

His abilities and expertise has extended to various categories of students in the area of strategic leadership, crimefraud prevention, security intelligence, and investigation.

Through his influence, performances in achieving investigation objectives have improved at various institutions, crime and fraud have been vigorously fought and won, and credible national security alternative strategies have been successfully implemented without hiccups.

Richard Kumadoe is passionate about the development and growth of the next generation of investigators, security intelligence officers, frontline fraud fighters, and crime prevention specialists.

He is highly motivated and committed to serving and impacting his generation.

Richard Kumadoe is from GOI, and he is contesting for a parliamentary election at the Sege Constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress.

 

 

 

Source: Modern Ghana

Nothing new was said in Mahama’s 39-paged ‘little’ address — Richard Ahiagba

The National Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Ahiagba, believes former President Mahama’s economic address is “outmoded at birth.”

According to him, the entire 39-page address by the one-time President was just a reiteration of the issues Akufo-Addo’s government is already fixing.

In a post seen by Modernghana News on Friday, October 28, he stated “39 pages of little. Nothing new was said. We are fixing the problem.”

On Thursday, October 27, at the UPSA auditorium in Accra, former President John Dramani Mahama delivered a speech dubbed, “Building the Ghana we want”

Proffering solutions to the ailing economy, the former President believes that Ghana can rise again with the support of Ghanaians.

In portions of his speech, he appealed to the general public to go for locally produced goods over foreign ones.

He applauded a section of the citizens who find delight in eating gob3 (gari mixed with beans and oil), yam, local grains, and others. He said the consumption of locally produced items will help reduce the amount Ghana spends on importation.

He argued that doing so would not only boost the local market but also stimulate the entire economy.

“A good way to start will be to regulate and minimize our expenditure by sticking to only the things that we really need. As much as possible, we need to acquire and sustain a taste and preference for locally manufactured products.

“If we must buy consumables or food products, let us choose that rice or chicken that is produced locally so that it doesn’t become necessary to find millions of dollars to import the same items,” the former President asserted

He stressed, “Let us consciously eat more of our local foods like yam, and local grains. cassava, beans, local fruits, and vegetables. That way, we reduce demand for foreign currency, reduce the pressure on our currency and boost domestic production to create a win-win situation.”

Also, the 2020 NDC Presidential candidate noted that the ailing economy can bounce back if the huge budget allocation to the presidency is reduced.

“Expenditure rationalisation, to be successful, must first start in the President’s office. Substantial savings of GH¢ 1 billion or more can be made by slashing the budget of the Office of government machinery,” he said.

 

 

 

Source: Modern Ghana

Scammer! you preach about gobɛ but eats jollof and chicken with salad — Presidential staffer jabs Mahama

Samuel Bryan Buabeng, a presidential staffer says former president John Dramani Mahama preaches what he never practised.

He described the former President’s assertion that the intake of local foods, particularly gobe (gari mixed with beans and oil) will help boost the economy as a scam and hypocrisy.

In a tweet on Friday, October 28, he claims Mr. Mahama had been eating Jollof and chicken with salad.

“You say we should eat gobɛ, but you’re eating Jollof and chicken with salad Mahama is a scam!” he yelled.

Former President John Dramani Mahama believes that Ghanaians have what it takes to turn the country’s economy situation around if they consume more locally produced food including ‘gobe’ (beans and fried plantain).

He was optimistic that the economy will get better if the citizenry consume whatever is produced locally.

“Unfortunately, that project also stalled with the advent of the Akufo-Addo administration.

“A resurrection of all these projects and ideas will not only create jobs for our youth and other able-bodied Ghanaians but will in the medium-term help Ghana attain and consolidate its status as a middle-income country.

“We must plug the loopholes in our gold export industry to reap better returns from this extractive activity that is causing so much destruction to our environment.

“It is trite knowledge that the figures we capture in respect of our gold exports are far lower than the quantity of the metal that leaves our shores.

“Better accountability in this sector can yield hundreds of millions of dollars more for the national kitty.

“It is said that desperate times call for desperate measures. There is no denying that we are in desperate times. While responsibility for the difficulties we face lies with the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia government, there are things we can do as citizens in our own small way to minimize the suffering we are going through and help Government turn the situation around.

“A good way to start will be to regulate and minimize our expenditure by sticking to only the things that we really need. As much as possible, we need to acquire and sustain a taste and preference for locally manufactured products. If we must buy consumables or food products, let us choose that rice or chicken that is produced locally so that it doesn’t become necessary to find millions of dollars to import the same items.

“Let us consciously eat more of our local foods like yam, and local grains. cassava, beans, local fruits, and vegetables. That way, we reduce demand for foreign currency, reduce the pressure on our currency and boost domestic production to create a win-win situation.”

The former President also advised the citizenry to cut down on non-essential foreign travel and cut down on expensive foreign products in their homes.

“If there ever was a time to be thrifty, this is it! Even after an IMF programme has been agreed upon, the austerity of the next few years is going to be severe.

We save scarce family resources and use them for only the most priority expenditure,” Mr. Mahama said when speaking at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

He expressed optimism that “together we can save Ghana and build the Ghana we want regardless of how bad the situation is. I still have hope that we can turn things around. Wholeheartedly, I believe in the resilience of our people.”

The NDC 2020 Presidential Candidate, therefore, urged the country’s security agencies to “remain loyal to the state and the constitution. The current economic situation does not give excuses to engage in any unconstitutional acts, we can turn the situation around.”

Ghana is facing economic challenges just as other countries are also doing.

The local currency, the Cedi is performing poorly against the Dollar.

 

 

 

Source: Modern Ghana

A comedian can govern Ghana better than Mahama — Presidential staffer jabs

Samuel Bryan Buabeng, Head of New Media at the Office of the President, sees former President Mahama’s quest to come back to power as needless.

He claimed that Mr. Mahama has nothing better to offer Ghanaians even if he is dashed the second term he has been dying for.

The outspoken presidential staffer claims a mere comedian like Oliver Khan, who is fondly known as “The Ship Dealer,” would be better off as President than Mr. Mahama.

In a tweet on Friday, October 28, spotted by Modernghana News, Mr. Bryan Buabeng posited that the 2020 NDC Presidential candidate will continue the era of ‘create, loot and share.’

“Ghanaians will be better off with Oliver Khan ‘The Ship Dealer’ as president than Mahama! The ‘Bole Messiah’ is staging a comeback to continue his create loot and share enterprise.

The former President charged the ruling government to put on hold all non-essential projects for the sake of the struggling Ghanaian economy.

He stressed that non-essential projects such as the National Cathedral, the 116 million euro new Accra International Conference Centre, and the Construction of New Embassy buildings for new Missions abroad must be suspended for now.

He insists that if the National Cathedral must be built, it must be done with private funds.

“The public funding of the National Cathedral particularly at this time must stop. Being a Christian myself and deeply appreciative of the centrality of God in national affairs, I agree with most Ghanaians who believe that the project cannot constitute a top priority of government at this time, warranting further injection of scarce public funds.

“If it must be built, it must be built with private funds,” John Dramani Mahama said.

The 2020 presidential candidate of the opposition NDC was delivering an address to the nation at the UPSA auditorium on Thursday, October 27, when he shared these proposals.

Despite sharing in the idea that the Ghanaian economy reaching its worst state, the former President is also confident that things can get better.

During his address, John Dramani Mahama used the opportunity to call on Ghanaians to have hope and support the government.

“Together we can save Ghana and build the Ghana we want regardless of how bad the situation is. I still have hope that we can turn things around. Wholeheartedly, I believe in the resilience of our people,” ex-President Mahama stressed.

 

 

 

Source: Modern Ghana

Is it true that MPs took bribe to approve Ken Ofori-Atta? — Martin Kpebu asks

Private legal practitioner Martin Kpebu has asked whether Members of Parliament (MPs) took bribe to approve the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta when he was nominated by President Akufo-Addo.

His question comes after a Professor at the University of Ghana Ransford Gyampo questioned the motive of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who are seeking to impeach Mr Ofori-Atta.

Prof Gyampo had said the NDC Members of Parliament who are seeking to impeach the Finance Minister knew all the problems about Mr Ofori-Atta yet they approved his nomination.

“You have seen this before, you said all these about Ofori-Atta, during vetting they raised these issues yet they passed him. The majority side were always going to support but the Minority foisted him on us.

“They had all the right to deny him but they did not. They knew these yet, approved the nomination of the Finance Minister

“When Ofori-Atta appeared before them, I don’t know whether you saw their composure, they were quiet, they gave him the chance, they said they are not going to support yet they voted for him. They said Hawa Koomson, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Agri cMinister won’t be approved yet they passed them,” he dsaid on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday October 28.

But speaking also on the same show, Martin Kpebu asked ” Is it true that the MPs took bribe to approve the Minister?”

In response, Prof Gyamp said “You and I were not there so I cant talk about that.”

The Minority in Parliament has filed a motion for the removal of the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta .

The motion was filed by Asawase Member of Parliament Muntaka Mubarak and dated October 24, 2022.

The opposition lawmakers believe the Finance Minister has failed in managing the economy.

 

 

 

Source: Modern Ghana

Gov’t needs to invest resources in productive areas that will generate jobs – Sisala East MP

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sisala East, Amidu Issahaku Chinnia has supported calls by former President John Dramani Mahama for the government to halt the construction of the national cathedral.

Addressing the state of the Ghanaian economy on Thursday, the leading member of the opposition NDC urged the government to stop channeling public funds into the cathedral project.

He said if the project must be built in the midst of the economic challenges, it should be built with funds from the private sector.

“The public funding of the National Cathedral particularly at this time must stop. Being a Christian myself and deeply appreciative of the centrality of God in national affairs, I agree with most Ghanaians who believe that the project cannot constitute a top priority of government at this time, warranting further injection of scarce public funds.

“If it must be built, it must be built with private funds,” John Dramani Mahama said.

Speaking to Starr FM in an interview on Saturday, Amidu Issahaku Chinnia who is the Deputy Minister for Water Resource and Sanitation says he agrees with the former President.

According to him, Ghana needs to invest in productive areas that will support the revitalization of the economy.

“I agree because privately all of us can contribute, I should be willing to contribute because it will be a good national asset and a facility to have in the country. So if all of us can consciously contribute privately to support the team to build it is fine.

“But for now we need to invest our resources in productive areas that will generate jobs and will bring back the economy to life,” Mr. Issahaku Chinnia indicated.

 

 

Source: Modern Ghana

One of the main problems of Akufo-Addo’s gov’t is the unwillingness to open up for correction – Prof. Adu-Gyamfi

A political science lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Prof. Samuel Adu-Gyamfi has shared the view that President Akufo-Addo does not take advice.

According to him, one of the main challenges of the ruling government is its unwillingness to open up and accept correction when things go bad.

Speaking to Starr FM in an interview, Prof. Samuel Adu-Gyamfi said the adamant posture of the President has led to the failures of the government.

“Unfortunately, this particular arm of the government is a stiff neck. It is not really interested in opening up to allow for correction that will inure to the collective good of our humanity as a people. I believe that that is where the challenge is.

“Economic arm or the leadership that is driving this government seems to be faltering. Clearly, they are not delivering. That’s why Ghanaians are complaining and civil societies among others have called upon the executive head to remove the gentleman in question. So there will be a certain appropriate space to allow for new hands with new ideas to support the kind of development agenda that we are seeking,” Prof. Samuel Adu-Gyamfi shared.

The economist further shared that from his observation, it is clear that President Akufo-Addo does not believe in reshuffling with the thinking that he has the best men at post.

He is of the view that the legislature within their own ranks has some role to play, to be able to challenge what the executive arm of the government is doing.

Source: Modern Ghana

Ofori-Atta must explain why he now believes in IMF – Prof. Gyampo

Senior lecturer at the Political Science department of the University of Ghana, Legon, Prof. Ransford Gyampo is shocked Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta is being kept at post to complete the negotiations between the government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

According to him, it is baffling that the Finance Minister who on several occasions kicked against calls to seek IMF support is now unable to step aside from the talks with the Fund.

Speaking to TV3 on the Key Points programme on Saturday, October 29, Prof. Ransford Gyampo indicated that Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta should explain why all of a sudden he believes in the IMF and wants to continue leading the negotiations.

“Why do you want to complete a deal you have not believed in? You owe it a duty to explain that previously, [you] didn’t believe in IMF but now [you] believe in it,” the UG Political Science lecturer shared.

Calls for the dismissal of the Finance Minister reached their peak last week when the Majority Caucus in Parliament added their voice.

Members of the caucus in a message to the President threatened to boycott government businesses in Parliament and the hearing of the 2023 Budget Statement if President Akufo-Addo refuses to remove Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta.

However, after a sit-down meeting with the President, the Majority caucus agreed to suspend their demand until the Finance Minister finishes talks with the IMF for the support programme.

The calls for his sacking will be revisited by the Majority MPs after the Finance Minister concludes negotiations with IMF and presents the budget to Parliament.

Meanwhile, a motion of censure to have the Finance Minister removed filed by the Minority in Parliament has been admitted by the Speaker of Parliament for consideration.

Source: Modern Ghana