Politics of Friday, 14 September 2018
In a rare protest against the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), members of a group calling itself Volunteer Media Communicators for NPP their mobile phones ablaze in Kumasi.
The move, according to the serial pro-NPP callers, is to get party leadership to reward them for their loyalty.
The communicators, drawn from various constituencies in the Ashanti Region, converged at the Abbey’s Park clad in party colours and red armbands.
In all about 100 mobile phones were set on fire.
They hope the action will send home their dissatisfaction with the poor treatment they receive from party leadership in the Ashanti Region.
Executive Member for the group, Abel Anokye, said party leaders have refused to find them jobs after the party assumed affairs of state.
“‘We spend a lot of money on phone calls, just to defend the party. After we came to power we are yet to benefit from the party. They say we have been given MASLOC vehicle but it is not true. It was auctioned and we paid realistic prices for those vehicles without engines,” he said.
“Party leadership especially, the Vice Chair called us useless. The Regional Minister has refused to help us. We want the President to take them from this Region we cannot stay with them,” he added.
They have since withdrawn their services to the party until further notice.