A group of New Patriotic Party (NPP) sympathizers calling itself Alliance For Footsoldiers Advocacy (AFFA) is advocating for the removal of the host of the Ekwanso Dwoodwoo Show on Okay FM Abeiku Santana as the ambassador of Ghana’s Covid-19 National Trust Fund.
According to the group, they believe that, Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey popularly known as Abeiku Santana is a known NDC activist and a failed NDC Parliamentary aspirant who in the past discredited the NPP Government hence doesn’t not merit the appointment despite his competencies.
Alliance For Footsoldiers Advocacy (AFFA) is calling on the the Board of Trustees of Ghana’s COVID-19 National Trust Fund to reconsider the appointment and immediately withdraw the Ambassadorial appointment of Abeiku Santana as soon as possible or have itself to blame in the coming days.
“Alliance For Footsoldiers Advocacy (AFFA) has noted with grave concern a letter in circulation on social media dated 23rd March, 2021 announcing the appointment of Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey popularly known as Abeiku Santana, a broadcast journalist and a failed parliamentary aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as an Ambassador of Ghana’s COVID-19 National Trust Fund.”
“While we acknowledge the urgent need for the government to tap into the competence and experience of knowledgeable people in the Creative Arts sector to complement its efforts in combating the deadly pandemic, it is equally important for the appointing authority to be wary of dubious and selfish characters gallivanting the corridors of power. If the Board is apolitical as has been bandied about, then what is the legitimate basis of Abeiku Santana, a known NDC member’s appointment?”
“The COVID-19 National Trust Fund established by an Act of Parliament, (Act 1013) is to among other things “complement the efforts of government to combat COVID-19 pandemic, by providing an avenue for well-meaning individuals, groups and corporate bodies to contribute or donate money, and or resources that may be required to combat COVID-19.”
“To the extent that the Ambassador of the Fund shall play the role of a “mobilizer”, soliciting funds from the aforementioned outfits, we need persons who believe and share in the vision of the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government. Abeiku Santana’s ideologies and public pronouncements in recent times are in sharp contrast with the visions and policies of this government. It is also trite knowledge that individuals associated with the NDC have a bad track record in handling finances and Abeiku is no exception.”
“During the early stages in the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana, Abeiku Santana’s party, the NDC, formed a parallel COVID-19 Technical Response Team which specialized in destructive criticisms instead of partnering the government to solve a problem. That obnoxious team, unprecedented in the history of Ghana’s multiparty democracy since 1992, had the full support and blessing of the now appointed Ambassador for the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.”
“AFFA is by this release calling on the The Board of Trustees of Ghana’s COVID-19 National Trust Fund to withdraw the Ambassadorial appointment of Abeiku Santana as soon as possible or have itself to blame in the coming days.”
Long live AFFA
Long live Ghana
Sir Obama Pokuase
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