MP cautions politicians against lies

Posted: July 31, 2011 in Politics
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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament of Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong has warned that Ghana could go back to the era of military rule if politicians continue to lie to Ghanaians. “Politicians – both the NPP and the NDC – are doing a great disservice to the good people of Ghana by continuing to lie to them. If the situation continues, the country will one day witness another military takeover of this country,” noted the Assin North MP.According to him, politicians should be very cautious when passing informing to the general public, noting that “if we don’t take time and tell the truth, there will be the coming of another JJ Rawlings to usurp our constitutional democracy.”

Mr. Agyapong made these comments on Wednesday, when he joined the Muslim community in Madina, during the graduation of twenty-nine (29) students, who had successfully undergone Information Communication Technology (ICT) training in hardware computing.

He told the gathering that antecedents of the NDC and the NPP, the two leading political parties in the country, attest to the fact that politicians in the country have woefully failed Ghanaians.

He said politicians always flood the doorsteps of ‘macho’ men, notably in the Zongo communities to seek their services during electioneering campaigns, arguing that such practices are irresponsible.

“Why does the politician not engage the services of his own son or daughter when embarking on these electioneering campaigns, but rather young men from the Zongos? In fact, I am also guilty of this practice, but I am telling you that politicians have failed the good people of Ghana, and the earlier we change, the better it would be for us,” noted Mr. Agyapong.


He entreated politicians from both political divide to tell the truth when tackling issues of national discourse, to enable Ghanaians make informed decisions. The business magnate, known in the Muslim community as Sheik Ousman, also advised the graduants not to shirk their responsibilities in the society, after successfully undergoing the ICT training.

“Don’t venture into ‘sakawa’ business with the knowledge gained, since it will land you into trouble,” he cautioned, adding “after school, there is school of life, and that is very critical in one’s advancement.”

He urged the students not to put all their hope in education, since that alone will not determine their destiny in life. “Education, coupled with discipline, hard work and perseverance will determine your destiny,” he said.

He promised to help the students to gain employment after successfully undergoing the ICT training, which he solely sponsored as a way of giving back to society. Mr. Agyapong also promised to sponsor thirty more students in the ICT training next year (2012).

Commenting on the passing out ceremony, Razak Toure, Director of Global Call Academy, the institution that trained the twenty-nine students, said Ghana is currently bedeviled with high unemployment rate. He said the situation has resulted in an increase in the spate of armed robbery, arguing that there was the need to curb the menace.

According to him, it was based on this conviction that he set up the Global Call Academy to train the youth with employable skills, in order to make a living out of the knowledge gained. He entreated the students to make good use of the knowledge gained from the ICT training.

The Assembly man for Madina Zongo West, Rahim Rahman said education is key to national development and entreated the students to explore the knowledge gained from the ICT training, in order to encourage others to do same.


He appealed to the government to make sure that all students gain knowledge in ICT, especially at the basic level. That notwithstanding, he appealed to the authorities in the education sector that quality should be their benchmark when imparting ICT knowledge.

Mr. Rahman advised the graduates to make very good use of the knowledge gained, in order to justify the huge investment made in them by the Assin North MP.



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