Sunday, 29 June 2014


One Thousand-Man March in support of
President John Mahama

Beloved countrymen and women, our country is going through some tough times, and it is important to recall that no less a person than President John Dramani Mahama himself has acknowledged that fact.

It is also important to recognize that through his actions and policy initiatives, President Mahama is working towards reversing the negatives, especially the economic indicators. The good news is that some of the stringent measures taken by the government are yielding good results.  Economic statistics suggest that the situation is improving although we would all like the pace to be faster.

It is clear that some of these ad-hoc measures were politically difficult to take, but the President put the national interest ahead of pure political considerations.

That is why we must support President John Mahama in his quest to better the lot of this country, and prepare us all to take advantage of the opportunities that a revived Ghanaian economy will bring. Fellow countrymen and women, diligent handling should be preferred by all to an economy managed on the basis of political populism.

Supporting the Made in Ghana Campaign
The Made in Ghana Campaign by President Mahama is a campaign we must all support. As individuals, businesspersons and manufacturers, we all have a role and must play these roles effectively towards supporting our economic transformation process.

Buying products manufactured in Ghana and by Ghanaian workers has major advantages for our economy.  It allows more jobs to be created absorbing our growing young population, and improving our economic dynamics. Our preference and purchase of Made in Ghana products will also encourage many Ghanaian business owners to venture into local production as against importing and growing the economy of other countries.

Is there any reason anybody could possibly have against supporting this campaign and promoting the use of Made in Ghana products?

Black Stars
For some very funny reason, including political, some people even before the senior national team crumbled out of the 2014 World Cup, started an agenda to unnecessarily roll the President into the problems in the Black Stars camp. This was done despite the President’s personal and required interventions aimed at boosting the morale of the team – calling and sending them motivational messages before their matches.

Ironically, these same people were the very ones who accused and criticized the previous NDC administration under President John Evans Atta Mills when it proposed that football administration in the country should be streamlined.

While the President and government cannot effect changes to the GFA or determine who heads the GFA, we must in unison support the call by the President (in an interview in Malabo) that our participation in the Brazil tournament must be reviewed and a rebuilding exercise started. This is a cause that we must all support.

The disgraceful and international bad press the country’s image suffered must never be repeated, and that can only be achieved if we all support the President’s effort. The Brazil embarrassment must be unraveled, and it must not matter who is involved, whether the GFA, the Ministry or other third parties.

President Mahama is a listening president and that is why we all need to rally behind him for Ghana to succeed. To chart our future path, we must take cognizance of our history. There are past presidents of this nation who would not act on suggestions from the people. President Mahama has changed this – he has made government by the people a reality. He has listened to the call to clean up the Ministry. It is now the turn of the GFA to be cleaned and its house put in order.

As the economy begins to pick up, it is important that together, as one people, we do not allow political miscreants from both ends of the divide to deceive us and lure us into leaving the President and Government without support.

Why must business entities, called bulk oil distribution companies (BDCs), hold a nation to ransom because of disagreements over some payments?  

Why must President Mahama be subjected to all the abuse he has suffered in the last few days because of the ineptitude of officials appointed to run and manage our state institutions?  

We must support the President in his work and let institutions like the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) do what they have been set-up to do.

There can be no justification for the attempts by some individuals to deny the BOST permission to import its own products, thus putting the nation at the mercy of the BDCs.

President Mahama, you need our support to carry on your reforms and your economic transformation agenda. You need our support to bring to fruition the huge investments made in our energy sector.

We have and continue to contend with the ongoing instability in power supply resulting from insufficient production or generation. But we have heard and know of the various interventions aimed at stabilizing the situation, and we are of the view that we must as a people appreciate the constraints and work with the government to resolve the challenges.

We acknowledge that the energy-related institutions must wake up from their slumber and contribute to the efforts being made by revamping their customer responsiveness, service (ensure the establishment of fault response teams that will guarantee quick response to calls about faults) and information management.

Our duty as citizens of a great nation like Ghana is to put our efforts behind the President to ensure that he leads the country as one proud nation among the African countries.

If you believe in the above, join us at 8am prompt
on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 at the Black Star Square in
A One Thousand-Man March in support of
H.E. John Dramani Mahama,
President of the Republic of Ghana and Commander-in-Chief
of the Ghana Armed Forces.

George Ekegey Ekeha
Koku Mawuli Nanagbe
Ohenenana Krow

024 952 9947
024 338 8488


  1. I couldn't be bothered to read it all. It didn't seem worth my while from the beginning. But skimming through, I saw this one question:

    "Why must President Mahama be subjected to all the abuse he has suffered in the last few days because of the ineptitude of officials appointed to run and manage our state institutions?"

    Can I attempt to answer? He [Mahama] is subject to this so-called "abuse" because he's the "leader". A leader should take responsibility, for both good and bad. And as President, he is accountable to the people of Ghana.

    Now "the ineptitude of officials appointed to run and manage our state institutions" is equivalent to the ineptitude of the person who appointed them. You can't separate them.

    Lastly, the most shocking bit of the question is "abuse". You call this abuse? Abuse because the last few days he's been able to drive around in his four-five-six-seven-eight-nine-or-ten-plus land cruiser convoy or whatever, 'completely' immune to whatever is happening in the country. If this is "suffering abuse" then what would you call the crippled cedi, power outages, fuel shortage, price hikes, terrible roads, water shortage, corruption, mismanagement, malfunction and the long list of headaches that continue to plague the people of Ghana?

    Just my two pesewas.

  2. shameful wickedness. with the economy on its knees you are here talking about transforming Ghana? 6 years of corruption. Tribal bigotry at its craziest. Corrupt mediocrity. 6 years of wasting the nation's time and resource. But you will face your judgement.

  3. I will be very surprised, considering the current hardships and humiliation that we're living with in Ghana, I'll be surprised if a single person turns up to this very strange march.

  4. There's an Akan saying that goes like this, "sɛ okwasia eni bia a, na agoro no agu". This literally translates as that when the fools gets enlightened eventually, it just as well means theend of the game.

    As has been pointed out already, I will be surprised if anyone turns up for this demonstration on their own volition, without resource inducement or anything. Are you guys behind this program happy about what is happening in the country at the moment? God will expose all of you with time. Mark it somewhere.

  5. isn't this a thinly-veiled, party-biased response to the occupyghana demonstration? True loyalty to one's nation is holding the government accountable for its actions (in the most peaceful of ways) and demanding that tangible solutions are implemented. True patriotism should be devoid of party affiliations and propaganda. You guys can do better than superfluous statements and big words. don't let yourselves be used.

  6. When the people clamour for change in times like these, there are always 3 kinds of responders:

    1. Those who'll go out and demand this change.
    2. Those who are too comfortable to bother.
    3. Those who panic, because the existing system requiring change will go down together with their daily bread.

    We all know where these "organizers" belong amongst the 3 groups...

    1. I couldnt have put it any better. I was just laughing at this obviously desperate attempt to be in the good books of the government. When will we use our minds do the critical thinking and stop this blind support because of what our stomachs want?

      God bless our homeland Ghana

  7. This article just makes me sick! Basically talking about stuff in the air!

    The "Made in Ghana" campaign?! Spare me!

    You can't just expect a country with a non-existent manufacturing base and a non-existent middle class to spring up companies and conjure products from the air! Maybe you don't know how leadership works, but as the President he must take responsibility for the current situation in Ghana. He appoints the heads, doesn't he? So he should obviously know the premises that he is relying on to award these politicians such responsibilities.

    As Ghanaians, our bar has been set at corrupt governments who do at least SOMETHING for the country to an extent. Now even that is too much to ask for! .

    Every time we wake up from our slumber, the cedi reaches a new low. In a span of 7 years, this new currency has been destroyed. Yet you are here with your myopic opinions blinded by your inconsequential party affiliations, and refuse to acknowledge the suffering the country is facing. First the verdict was to be blamed for this, now what is the reason? A bunch of illiterate politicians in charge of a mere 24million people, and yet we can do nothing.

    We cannot even provide basic amenities for the 2million people in Accra. Yet you are here blowing crap out of your ass! This regime has taken us back into the '90s, so pull your distorted head out of the NDC's ASS, and look at the current situation through pragmatic eyes! Or maybe the party shot their multicolored umbrella up your puny ass, because I'm not sure what is happening here.

    A country who has never been set back by conflicts and stuff of that sort, yet we have nothing to show for it. All we do is chase records that don't mean anything to anyone. Go research on the East African countries and Angola, and then you'll ask yourself, "So what is Ghana's fucking excuse"? 57 years, and we have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to show for it! Compared to other African countries, we're eating their dust, yet people like you are ready to wallow in mediocrity in the name of partisanship! Every Independence day should be a day of mourning because the most we've done with our "being the first Sub-Saharan Independent nation" is unnecessarily show off this so called advantage, and nothing more!

    The aura of corruption in our nation is so thick, you can cut it with a knife! Yet you are here supporting a man who is NO FIT to be running a country, with his irresponsible behaviour of nepotism, ethnocentrism, and tribalism! I wouldn't even put him in charge of my father's house!

    You're an absolute disgrace for coming up with this bullshit!

  8. This is bullshit to read. The authors should be ashamed of this post. Dr Kwame Nkrumah once said Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought. The #occupyghana campaign is a revolution and see you at the Front Lawns of the President's Flagstaff House on 1st July 2014 @6am. Is this the better Ghana we were promised ? This are hard times in Ghana ,the high cost of living and also the depreciation of the cedi. . Are football players more important than the unpaid salaries of teachers , national service personnels , nurses etc John mahama has lost his way and has misplaced his priorities. He will surely run away from Ghana. A so called president who is scared to sack his ministers and instead re-assign them to ministries to continue to loot tax payers money. John Mahama should resign from his presidency.

    Prof John Evans Attah Mills died in vain. Arise Ghana Youth Arise !

  9. OccupyGhana is just a resume building exercise. Empty heads like Lolan Sagoe-Moses and Ato Ulzen are looking to add "OccupyGhana organizer" to their empty resumes. They are also hoping that the media will capture them and raise their profiles because their nose-making on Facebook and self-aggrandizing praise written by friends is not working. Lolan please go back to doing research on fridges for your uncle. Ato why did Google fire you? Guess what the NPP are trying to use these naive youth to do their bidding.

  10. Stupidity. You don't have anything worth our time.

  11. Let us remember the following names when this protest fails (as it most predictably will): Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta, Kofi B. Bentil, Lolan Ekow Sagoe-Moses and Ato Ulzen-Appiah.

  12. Who is a6602085? Are you ashamed or afraid to show your real name? Why? Have the courage to be identified with your convictions. If you genuinely think Mahama is doing a great job then good for you. If you think perennial shortages of water and electricity are normal then great. If you think teachers, nurses, doctors, hospital pharmacies don't need to be paid on time then that is fine too. If you are happy to see the cedi continue to plummet then I understand your position, if you think gvmt spending 70% of revenue on wages when the subsaharan average is 35% then that's cool too and you should courageously identify yourself with your views.

  13. We talk too much. We don't do enough.

  14. How can I withdraw the truth? What is more empty than someone who describes himself as an "intellectual entrepreneur"? Describing him as an empty head was VERY VERY charitable. As for Ato he knows what I am saying. I work at Google Ghana. I dare him to deny it. Ask him why it took him so long to announce that he left Google. You hypocrites have conveniently forgotten that the NPP did worse. I am not NDC but the hypocrisy is killing me. You complain about roads, are you telling me the NDC came to remove and eat the roads? Aren't you admitting that the roads were terrible under NPP? As for roads in particular, no one can deny that the NDC has done more. OccupyGhana my foot! Following useless trends from the West. Those protests failed for exactly the same reason they will fail here: No clear goals and a distinct lack of organization. There are just too many arrogant and self-important "leaders". Let's wait for Tuesday and see.

    1. You really work at Google? As what if I may ask... with this NDC/NPP kind of thinking?

    2. @ a6602085, as a so called intellectual you have failed to recognize that this is not a matter of whether npp did worse. even if that was the case, that was why the good people of Ghana voted them out expecting better from the ndc. yet people like you keep taking us back

    3. I just wish a6602085 can be bold enough to identify himself. Cowardice is even more shameful than a government's ineptitude.

  15. You should be ASHAMED of yourselves.

    mploying cheap PR tricks, at a time like this. What are you hoping to do.. obviously take attention away from #occupyflagstaffhouse.

    Nice try.

  16. You people are just very stupid. I have bounced these posts across 30 different servers on different continents. Even military grade software cannot trace me. Ato good luck getting the same Google which fired you to agree to trace me. Be sure to post the letter of agreement from them. You may have better luck with their supercomputers. I hope you have Sergey or Larry's personal number.

    You stupid people have to go back to check the meaning of occupy. Just admit that this is just one of your networking events at which you search for husbands and wives. Why are you only doing this "occupation" on a holiday? If you really believe in your cause, leave your jobs and occupy for longer. Mtchew! You are just huffing and puffing but can't blow even a straw house down. Just wasting Ghana's time.

    The police said only three (3) people can go to the FlagStaff House--way to occupy the FlagStaff House. Any class one child could have told you that the FlagStaff House is a sensitive security zone. Again empty heads. Also please stop claiming that people can picket on the white house front lawns. No one can! They will be shot by the Secret service because you have to jump a fence. Misinformation is your stock in trade.

    Continue to tickle yourselves and laugh.

  17. Hmmmm sound article and Better responses. But folks let's do this in Good faith. Hope we continue to OccupyGhana irrespective of who are leaders are. We've been there before ...When all of a sudden Ghanaians begin to defend global economic difficulties, abuse of office and corruption only when it favors them. Eyes are watching and we do hope OccupyGhana wont be a 9 day wonder. "Abaa y3 de b) Takyi no Y3 de b3 b) Baah". Enough of the personal attacks, some of you claim to be the "so called middle class of Ghana" What do you expect from the "Lower class" then..when you cannot handle "disagreements and resort to personal attacks. Please address the issues and for once learn to LISTEN than to attack personalities. Thank you....