The Leader and Founder of the Movement For Change (MFC), Alan Kojo Kyeremanteng, gave a thumbs up to Mahama’s 24 HOUR ECONOMY proposal on Saturday in Kumasi, declaring that those who are opposed to it do not understand politics.
According to the Former Trade Minister of both the Kufuor and Akufo-Addo regimes, what Ghanaians should be asking Mahama is the fine details of what will go into it. He made these declarations after a walk, dubbed ‘Afrafranto Walk” by a mammoth crowd of his supporters in the Ashanti Regional capital.
Alan recently announced his resignation from the NPP and the formation of the MFC after the party’s so-called Super Delegates Conference, accusing the leadership of the party of skewing the election to favour Vice-President Mahamadu Bawumia. His supporters faced various forms of intimidation and harassment in the run up to the election. In some cases, his supporters were assaulted. Huge sums of monies were also said to have been doled out by the establishment to bribe delegates to vote for the Vice-President.
Alan’s open declaration of support for Mahama’s 24 HOUR ECONOMY last Saturday and his assertion that those who are opposed to it was obviously a jab at Bawumia who scoffed at the proposal claiming the 24 HOUR ECONOMY is already in operation because among other things, chop bars and fuel stations operate throughout the night.
Even more bizarre comments about the proposal has come from some leading members of the NPP. While one of them, Stephen Yakubau who is the Upper East Regional Minister, claimed the policy will see farmers going to work at night and therefore unable to have sex with their wives which will also result in their wives cheating on them, another, Maurice Ampaw, says the proposal is bad because with some people working in the night, witches will be unable to fly.
The proposal has been hailed by captains of industry, economists, academics, politicians, civil society organizations and many individuals as a panacea for Ghana’s collapsed economy because it will lead to a boost in the provision and improvement of the country’s tottering infrastructure, boost the manufacturing and services sector of the economy and most importantly create hundreds of thousands of job especially for the youth.
The Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress, Dr. Yaw Baah, excitedly labeled it a GAME CHANGER and called on Ghanaian youth to prepare for more jobs.
Source: Daily Post