I keep saying that it is not easy to go looking for what IMANI did when NPP was in power.
Any serious student of history and journalism can do this simple fact checking, but alas why am
I surprised? This is not what obtains in Ghana. It does appear and will always be that one party will be more of a delinquent than the other and particularly how that party takes criticisms reflects the calibre of people it has.
During Kufuor’s regime, the President himself was orderly and charged his appointees, more matured and well versed in the art of governance to be circumspect of how they responded to critics.
So in spite of some of the following harsher criticisms that came from IMANI, the response of the Kufuor administration was rather matured.
See some of IMANI’s harder criticism of Kufuor’s government.
- Ghanaian Government blows more than $1.4m on gold medals.
Feature Article of Thursday, 10 May 2007
Columnist: Cudjoe, Franklin
- Deceit, Darkness and Light
- Africa’s elite set to blow G-8 windfall
- Direct Cash for the Poor-Ghana’s grand centrally planned waste.
- Of Floods, Drought and Energy Crisis- Leave Climate Change Alone!
E-Zwich becoming a Colossal Waste of Resources?
- MONEY SAVING TIP FOR GHANA GOVERNMENT
- When corporate social responsibility stinks: Corporate [email protected]
- Franklin Cudjoe: When Perceived Voter’s Wish List Reigns
- Why Ghana Remains Under-Developed – A Rejoinder!
You can even fast forward to the NPP’s Nana Addo who WAS not in POWER but had his Free SHS policy chopped into pieces ONLY BY IMANI, the think tank, with six major articles against it and 36 media appearances.
Then again, NO SINGLE MEMBER OF THE NPP insulted IMANI except Kennedy Agyapong who said in desperation “IMANI can go to hell”. Now folks you all know what the NDC since 2009 has done to all critics.
Either some are mercenaries, sell outs, spies, false prophets, saboteurs, ghosts, fetish priests and priestesses and quite frankly very base remarks and yet there is NO OFFICIAL SANCTION OF THE PERSONS WHO DO THESE THINGS.
See the following for yourselves!
1. Nana Addo’s [ALL DIE BE DIE ] Comments Unwarranted..Unjustified- Franklin Cudjoe
2. IMANI – Ghana does not need a visionary leader, but an effective leadership
4. IMANI: gov’t can take credit for projects started by NPP
22 Aug 2012 – Imani has analysed the proposals from the NPP regarding Free ….. who fail or get bad tuition in JHS, regardless of how free SHS is it …
11 Jul 2012 – fee-free SHS policy. We however welcome their suggestion to use primary Ministry of Education data and the results of the Ghana Living …
27 Apr 2012 – Dr. Thompson’s beef appears to revolve around three issues. First, IMANIappeared to credit the NPP with the Free SHS policy, instead of the …
3 Dec 2012 – Bright Simons: Why IMANI Ghana disagrees with NPP on Free SHS.
All these notwithstanding, even though we at IMANI offers rare praise, we have done more to support this NDC government than any other think tank, YES.
Especially on unfair accusation by the NPP in the matter of the ridge hospital construction, the Economic Partnership Agreements (IMANI was the only think tank that helped government with facts and persuasion check with Haruna Iddrisu and Hannah Tetteh), the partial privatisation of the ECG (check with Omane Boamah and Energy Minister) President Mahama’s sanitation project (check with Local Government Minister).
IMANI NEVER PRAISED THE NPP UNDER KUFOUR FOR ANY OF THEIR WISE ACTIONS IT TOOK. Read the below and I hope this ends the funny analogy that IMANI unfairly criticises the NDC!!
- (IMANinsight) Our understanding of the matter: Ridge Hospital Re-Construction – See more at:http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2014/may-4th/imaninsight-our-understanding-of-the-matter-ridge-hospital-re-construction.php#sthash.y8uu7BeB.dpuf
- IMANI Report: Electricity Privatisation Conundrum – ECG is not for sale – See more at:http://graphic.com.gh/features/features/28928-imani-report-electricity-privatisation-conundrum-ecg-is-not-forsale.html#sthash.FZu0fANr.dpuf
- Ghana News – IMANI: EPA is in alignment with development …
- May 13, 2014 – As was highlighted in the previous IMANI report, the decision of whether to ratify the Regional EPA or not, impacts mostly Ghana, Nigeria and …