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Spio-Garbrah urges journalists to scrutinise gov’t

By James Harry Obeng

 

Dr Ekow Spio-Garbrah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, has urged the media to scrutinise practices of government that tend to place the security of the nation under threat.

 

He said although government was claming it was on top of security prior to this year’s  general elections, there were still critical areas of national security that have been compromised.

 

He said the decision by government to engage the services of a Chinese company to design and construct national projects like the Presidential Palace and the Ministry of Defence posed grievous threat to national security, “even if loans were secured from them for those projects.”

 

Dr Spio-Garbrah, said these on Wednesday, when he presented an amount of GH¢4,000 towards the campaign activities of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the party’s headquarters in Accra.

 

This was shortly after a brief press conference by the party to dismiss what it described as falsehoods peddled by the government, in the run up to the presidential and parliamentary elections

 

Mr Fiifi Kwetey, the party’s National Propaganda Secretary, told the journalists that all was set for the party and its presidential candidate, Prof. John E. A, Mills, to officially launch the its manifesto today, Saturday, October 4.

 

Mr Kwetey said the manifesto would go a long way in helping the party to wrestle power from the NPP government, saying it embodied the ‘real’ needs of Ghanaians.

 

Mr Kwetey said Prof. Mills  was contesting  the Presidency to serve Ghanaians in truth and honesty, adding   NPP have failed on its promises made to Ghanaians.

 

He, said promises being bandied around by the NPP and its presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, that it would make education free at the senior high school (SHS) level was untenable.

 

Fiifi Kwetey urged Ghanaians to rally behind the NDC to salvage the country from the quagmires of  the economic doldrums and social despondency within which the country currently finds itself.

 

Executives present include, Mr Eddie Annan, a businessman, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, the deputy General Secretary in charge of operations, and Mr Kobby Akyeampong, of the party’s campaign team.

 

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October 8, 2008 - Posted by | News

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