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Just last week, the minister for ...
Just last week, the minister for Ports, Harbours and Railways, Prof. Ameyaw Akumfi went to the headquarters of the company at Takoradi, to meet with the workers.After lengthy deliberations he promised to pay them their December and January salaries.
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Minister for Ports & Railways- Prof Ameyaw Akumfi
Ameyaw Akumfi tries ...
Ameyaw Akumfi tries again
is however facing stiff opposition from two other members of the party.
, whom most people in the area see as the favourite aspirant and someone capable of wrestling the seat this time from the NDC has zoned the constituency to make things easy for his
Meeting the delegates at their various zones, Prof. Akumfi
told them that the 2008 elections seemed be very crucial, since President Kufour would not be the Candidate.
According to the Prof., following this, there was the need for the NPP to get a candidate who could wrestle the seat from the NDC, adding, "this time round I could not offer to lose the seat, since we all learned our mistakes that led the NPP to lose the seat to its political opponent in the last election."
The Ports and Harbours Minister urged the delegates to think of the party's interest and forget about individualism.Prof. Akumfi told the delegates that left to him alone, he wouldn't have contested for the seat, after all he was a minister and could do whatever he wanted to do, but because the party and the constituency were very paramount and very dear to his heart, he was coming to contest.
The minister advised the delegates that sometimes it was good to make friends with political opponents such as the NDC, because in politics, somebody could change at anytime and so if such a gesture was extended to NDC supporters it could change their minds to help advance the cause of the NPP. He
admitted that certain mistakes that occurred in the 2004 elections had been detected and he
was optimistic that in 2008, the NPP would win the seat for the first time. Prof Akumfi
, although not a Member of Parliament
for the area, had been rendering developmental support to the people and also lobbied for certain projects to be executed in the constituency.
Recently, the Minister donated disaster items to the people of Tanoboasi in the Techiman Municipal Assembly and also managed to get certain roads, such as Afuman town roads under construction.An arrangement was also underway, according to the Prof., to get the Tuobodom- Afuman road constructed. In the 2004 elections, Prof. Akumfi lost to Hon. Alex Kyeremeh, of the NDC.
President Kufuor being escorted by ...
President Kufuor being escorted by Prof Ameyaw Akumfi, Minister for Harbours and Railways and Chairman of the Regional Maritime University Board and Dr Obeng-Brandoh, Rector of the Regional Maritime University during the official inauguration of the University
Mike Hammah, Prof Akumfi haggle ...
Mike Hammah, Prof Akumfi haggle over credit for rail tracks
Former Railways Minister, Professor Ameyaw Akumfi said having done nearly eighty percent of the project, the NPP deserves to be duly acknowledged.
said out of the 24km rail tracks, only about two-and-a-half kilometers was undone by the time the NPP exited from office.
said the Deputy Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor's
comments a couple of weeks ago that the new train were ample demonstration of the government's commitment to revamping the sector was disingenuous.
"All that I'm asking is that recognition is given…the deputy minister's statement was as if nothing had been done," he
Mike Hammah, Prof Akumfi
haggle over credit for rail tracks