‘Only Witches Complain That Times Are Hard Under Nana Addo’ – Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu

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If you are party fanatic affiliated to the ruling New Patriotic Party government, you might be quick to call this news item a propaganda if you only take a glimpse at the headline.

But that’s exactly what Minister of Communications, Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said recently at an NPP youth summit organized by the Ablekuma West

She described persons complaining that the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) has done nothing as witches who deserved to be exorcised.

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According to her, only persons with witchcraft will be lamenting they have not seen anything meaningful being embarked on since the Akufo-Addo government took over the reins of power on January 7, 2017

She, therefore, described individuals and groups engaging in what she describes as a “propaganda anthem” for stating that the NPP has done nothing for Ghanaians since it came to government in 2017 as witches.

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She said:

If someone complains that since the NPP came he/she has not benefitted anything ask the person if he or she did not hear it raining when he got out and saw it is wet didn’t he see? Is this not witchcraft? When someone is complaining shut the person down.

Listing some remarkable achievements by government within a short period to buttress her assertion, the minister described them as unprecedented and challenged the youth of the party to propagate the achievements to avoid further propaganda from its main political opponents.

It is your duty to tell them I know in your house there is someone who is not paying school fees because Nana Akufo-Addo has taken up that responsibility. Let her know you were a hairdresser and ‘dumsor’ was affecting you and what is it you are saying today? Akufo-Addo has come to solve ‘dumsor and you are getting a lot of work to do. You too your ward was attending nursing training and you suffered to cater for his or her upkeep today he/she is benefitting from nursing training allowance.

Among the achievements which need to be trumpeted she said were in relation to promises made included; the digital address system, stabilization of the cedi, national ID card system, restoration of nursing trainee allowances, free Senior High School (SHS) programme and stabilizing our power to boost industrialization among others.


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