The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyieh Akoto is again in the news for the wrong reasons as he reported to have spent in excess of Ghc 180,000 at a meeting with some 90 NPP delegates in Tamale. The said meeting which took place at GILLBT saw five delegates carefully and strategically selected from each of the 18 constituencies in the region for audience with the Minister who at the end gave Ghc 2,000 Cedis to each delegate in his attempt to woo them to support his presidential ambition.
Dr. Afriyieh Akoto and under the guise of a working tour was in the Northern Region over the weekend and had gone round to visit key agencies under his ministry. He also paid courtesy call on the King of Dagbang at his Palace in Yendi before he returned to Tamale at the depth of the night for the meeting with the delegates.
In a speech, the minister berated President Akufo-Addo and his Vice President, Dr. Mahamud Bawumia and told the delegates that giving the opportunity, he could manage the New Patriotic Party better than the president. The Minister also decried what he said was neglect of grassroot members of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition and promised to do better when giving the nod to lead the party as flagbearer.
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