The President of the Republic of Ghana, President Nana Addo; and his Vice, Dr. Bawumia will surely be confused, if not shocked; after hearing the news of the new names, or titles given them, by their party's (New Patriotic Party's-NPP) stronghold region (Ashanti Region).
In politics, when political parties begins to grow and strengthen on tribal lines, it gradually create circumstances that goes beyond human control. But then; even though though these circumstances can get beyond our control, our conducts still remains in our own power. The New Patriotic Party (NPP); is currently the ruling political party in Ghana.
Otumfuor goes nowhere without preaching to the people of Ghana about how powerful he is and how he should be allowed to command the respect that he possesses in this country. The dictatorship that comes with the chieftaincies in this country has become overwhelming and has at this point begun to create a different impression about the Asantehene.
Hopeson Ardoye is still in the trends with his comment headlining the various platforms today. His comment, as mentioned in my recent post is purported to breed favoritism and make known to the public that there will be no room for northerners. Kelvin Taylor who has remained a critic of the new patriotic party has revealed that these are the things that the Npp are hiding from the public.
The question of whether Ashantis or Ewes brought kente to Ghana is one debatable and arguable one. Anytime such a question is raised, many opinions are brought on board. While a section of people say it is the Ashantis, others say it is the Ewes instead.
The recent circulating news that has raised massive concerns amongst individuals was even the ruling NPP government landed in another trouble over unfulfilled promises alongside economic hardship in the country as the party’s stronghold had been advised not to vote for the NPP come 2024. Speaking on the alarming issue, the NPP’s Okatakyire Afrifa unexpectedly made another unusual turn as he boldly came out to express his regrets for voting for the NPP’s Akufo Addo aside highlighting that, the Ashanti region must vote against the NPP in the upcoming presidential elections over unfulfilled promises in the Ashanti region worst numerous sod-cutting and mismanagement of the country’s economy.
The Ashantis are by far the biggest Akan ethnic group in Ghana with their people scattered across the Eastern, Volta, Ahafo, Bono East and some part of Bono Regions etc. History had it that the Ashanti people were too powerful to the extent that fighting and capturing of various territories in the then Gold Coast was their mission
Ashantis including Captain Smart seem to have had enough of politicians taking them for granted because the region is their stronghold. The constituents are deemed submissive and they don't complain hence those voted to represent them in parliament only do things when elections are getting nearer. After elections, they refuse to continue and abandon the masses to their fate.
One of the issues that keeps persisting in our country and even some African countries is tribalism. Tribalism has caused so much harm to the growth and development of countries, communities and many other societies or businesses and organizations. The reason is that some ethnic or tribal group sees themselves as good and the other, bad.
Internal polling reveals that NDC and Mahama "detest" Ashantis, according to Owusu-Bempah of the NPP
According to Ernest Owusu-Bempah, deputy director of communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its potential presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama do not value Ashantis in the party as evidenced by the results of recent internal elections, particularly in the Ashanti Region.
United States of America-based Ghanaian journalist and CEO of Loud Silence Media, Kelvin Taylor has stated that the attitude of the Ashanti tribe has led Ghana to its current economic situation. He maintains that the Ashantis are hindering the economic development of the country. According to the outspoken journalist, Ashantis are too tribalistic and self-centered.
Kente is the most celebrated, richly variegated, and important of all the textiles made in Ghana. The intricate-geometric shapes, labyrinthine symbols, texture, and scintillating colours have given kente the glamorous appeal and popularity in most parts of the world and locally, it has been a historical tool bonding two formidable groups who weave it: the Ashantis and Ewes.
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A popular Ghanaian presenter who works at Power Fm, Oheneba Boamah has finally sent another strong message to the people of Ashanti Region. He calls the Ashantis to wake up because the New Patriotic Party are taking them for granted and so they should speak out. He also cautioned them not to vote massively for the NPP in the upcoming 2024 elections.
Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr Samiu Kwadwo Nuamah has spoken. He has called on members of the political party to do away with the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition debate in the party. According to the former member of Parliament, Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition people keep debating about brings division and disunity into the party and needs to be condemned.
About some days ago, the National General Secretary for the National Democratic Congress, Asiedu Nketia appeared on Abusua FM Kumasi to speak about the registration exercise which currently ongoing in Ashanti Region. Asiedu Nketia revealed on the radio station that the party(NDC) is very serious now so they have taken Ashanti Region as a "project".
The Asanteman Traditional Council has been urged to summon the regional leader of the New Patriotic Party, Benard Antwi Boasiako, to order by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region. According to the NDC, if the regional chairman of the governing political party speaks in such a manner without being called to order, a torrent of similar remarks may follow.
Today, it seems we are winning the war against tuberculosis. Gone are the days when the Ashantis named this disease “nsamanwa,” which means coughing to death. Everything surrounding this dreadful condition was mysterious. Most people thought having this condition is a death sentence.
Whether or not Ashantis or Ewes brought kente to Ghana is one begging to be proven wrong and doubtful one. Whenever such an inquiry is raised, numerous suppositions are welcomed ready. While a segment of individuals say it is the Ashantis, others say it is the Ewes all things considered.
Owner of Kumasi Based King Faisal football club, Alhaji Gruzah has criticized Kotoko after their new jersey revealed a new detail. The new jersey unveiled by Asante Kotoko entails an image of His Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on the lower right side of the front of the jersey.