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MrsBabie
By MrsBabie | self meida writer
Published 17 days ago - 7196 views

In politics in our part of the world, its largely, hand-come-hand-go. If my understanding of this is right, it reminds me of "No Contribution, No Chop" whiles in the boarding school at the secondary school. If we have plans to eat anything with my female friends, everyone had to contribute. One may bring a sardine, another shito or gari and someone may even bring water, the point was, so long as you contribute, you have every right to chop. Isn't that fair? Any experiences of this too?

Well, in politics too, I insist in our part of the world, people who directly contribute to a president's win certainly gets rewarded and this rewards come with appointment. The emphasis in relation to my High School experience is that, maybe, the higher the contribution, the higher the reward.

Well I have two of such people, who were broadcasters and today are top members of Government, not because Ghanaians voted for these two individuals, but interestingly, because they helped and influenced Ghanaians to vote for our President, in 2017. Before we even move into it, this is the lesson, if you can serve the political interest well, it may land you somewhere great, where you can be forever comfortable in life.

Well, the two are Kwabena Kwakye and Fiifi Boafo, both were journalists with Hon. Kennedy Agyapong's Oman FM and NET 2 TV. These stations are known as the nation's capital, main political party affiliated radio stations that advances the interests of their parties passionately. It rivalled Radio Gold of old, before it was closed down eventually by this government.

Well, Broadcaster Kwabena Kwakye popularly known as “Obotantim” or otherwise known as “Wofa KK” of Kencity Media Accra-based Oman 107.1FM was appointed by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo to serve as a board member of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) in 2017 and continues till date. Baring any sudden situation, he is sure to serve till January 2024, depending on what happens next. He is on the GNPC board which is chaired by the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay.

Kwabena Kwakye was the main anchor of Boiling Point, popular political talk programme aired on Accra based Oman FM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mr. Kwakye was also a panel member on the National Agenda, Oman FM morning show programme and occasionally held the ‘fort’ when the regular anchor, Fiifi Boafo was not available. The broadcaster previously worked as Parliamentary and Presidential correspondent.

Fiifi Boafo on the other hand is the Public Affairs Manager of COCOBOD and also doubles as the Office Manager for the CEO of the same firm.

Oman FM was said to have granted Boafo years of leave to enable him take up the COCOBOD job. Oman FM was one of the major platforms the New Patriotic Party (NPP) used to rally its supporters and propagate its messages ahead of the 2016 elections. Boafo's top appointment at the rich company was an indication that the then new government appreciated his contribution to the NPP's victory. The broadcaster worked with Oman FM for a decade before leaving for COCOBOD.

The mission of the Cocoa Board is to encourage and facilitate the production, processing and marketing of good quality cocoa, coffee and sheanut in all forms in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

Most recently, when the IMF had advised government to reduce the producer price of the commodity to reflect changes in international cocoa prices, the manager in charge of the Ghana Cocoa Board CEO’s office, Fiifi Boafo insisted the current threshold cannot be reviewed downward to the disadvantage of the poor farmers who are already complaining of the price.

“It’ll not be in our interest to reduce the price to impoverish the farmers. They have contributed their quota to the development of the nation and we must shore up to keep them afloat. Secondly, we’re losing our cocoa lands to illegal small scale miners (galamsey). You’ll realize that most of the cocoa growing areas are enclaves where there are increased activities of illegal mining. The illegal miners are lobbying out the poor farmers to take over their cocoa farms for their activities. If the local farmers are losing out in the cocoa farming, there is good motivation for them to release their lands to the galamseyers and make good money instead of the peanuts they get from the farming because of low prices. This consequently is a threat to the sustainability of Cocoa production in the country’’ Mr. Boafo had said.

He had added that ‘’even though we are struggling to support farmers, the government and COCOBOD are poised to give the farmers a relief and find other means to clear the funding gap.”

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