Hon Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah Writes…

Following the successful Presidential Primaries which saw our former President; H.E John Dramani Mahama emerged as the flagbearer of the great NDC Party, I organized (with the support and presence of my constituency executives) a Zonal Meeting for our Branch Executives at Abutia and Avatime Traditional areas to thank them on behalf of His Excellency and to brief them on happenings in The Parliament House, happenings in Ghana under this substandard government and the way forward to win back Power come 2020.

The meetings were well attended, responses were significant and the atmosphere charged towards the 2020 General Elections.

It was such a fulfilled weekend. God is in control.

Hon. Bedzrah writes on Ho West District Basic Schools’ Annual Quiz Competition

Congratulations to Eli International School from Tsito for being winners of this year’s Ho West District Basic Schools’ Annual Quiz Competition.

Holuta/Aflakpe D.A Basic School, Akome Gbogame JHS and Tsito Old JHS placed second, third and fourth respectively.

Each school received a Lenovo Laptop Computer with the first, second and third placed schools receiving an HP LaserJet Printer each in addition to the laptop. Each of the 3 contestants from the 4 schools received a bicycle, English Dictionary and other books.

Special thank you to the BaSAQ-C Steering Committee for a wonderful job done. With you, the competition can only get better. To Torgbui Adzesi Dzaga VI – Chief of Awudome Avenui who is also the Acting President of Awudome Traditional Council who chaired the occasion and all the other guests, I say thank you and may the good Lord reward our efforts in equal measure.

2019 BaSAQ-C: Grand Finale Comes Off at Tsito E.P Church Chapel

The newly introduced 4th stage of the Ho West District Basic Schools’ Annual Quiz Competition involving eight schools was held today at four centres.

The winner school from each of the four centres made up of Eli International School and Old JHS from Tsito; Akome Gbogame D/A JHS and Aflakpe/Holuta D/A JHS are due to compete for glory at this year’s finals which comes off on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in E. P Church Chapel at Tsito.

The ceremony which is on the theme “5 years of BaSAQ-C: consolidating our gains for quality basic education delivery, the role of stakeholders” would have the Quality Assurance Officer of Ho Technical University as the Guest Speaker. Traditional rulers from Awudome, management of Ho West District Education Directorate, the Clergy, Members of Parliament and a host of other invitees are expected to grace the event.

BaSAQ-C is an initiative of the Member of Parliament for Ho West, Hon. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah aimed at contributing to quality basic education delivery in the district.

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Volta MPs Caucus Congratulates HE John Dramani Mahama on His NDC Presidential Primary Victory

The victory of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama in our party’s Presidential Primary held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 did not come to us as a surprise. Indeed, majority of us – NDC Members of Parliament declared our support for his bid to lead us into the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. True to this, an overwhelming majority of delegates – 95.24% endorsed his candidature, confirming the position held by their Members of Parliament.

As a caucus, we congratulate HE John Dramani Mahama on his victory and wish to assure him of our full support as we work to ensure we win the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. This is an NDC victory, and we owe it a duty to ourselves and Ghanaians to work to liberate our dear nation from the insecurity and hardship being unleashed on us by the insensitive government of the New Patriotic Party led by President Akufo-Addo.

To the 6 other aspirants, you are the best thing that ever happened to our party. Your decision to contest offered us the opportunity to prove the level of maturity and political tolerance within the NDC party. We congratulate you for graciously accepting the outcome of the election and conceding to HE John Dramani Mahama.

Whilst we are sure of victory during the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, it will not come cheap, and we must be prepared to sacrifice our all and work beyond the normal to make the victory a reality.

Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah (MP)
Chairman, Volta MPs Caucus

Disregard Edited Ballots of Hon. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah

It has come to the attention of the Office of the Member of Parliament for Ho West, an edited picture of the MP’s presidential primary ballot paper showing thumb prints against two different candidates.

The MP’s office wishes to put on record as follows:
1. Hon. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah is one of 94 MPs who declared support for HE John Dramani Mahama. By virtue of this declaration, his vote cannot be considered to be secret.

2. On Saturday, February 23, 2019, Hon. Bedzrah was at Dzolokpuita E.P Primary School to vote at around 10:05am.

3. A picture of his ballot was taken and posted on some Ho West NDC WhatsApp platforms.

4. Hours later, an edited version of the original ballot paper showing two thumb prints was posted on these same WhatsApp platforms by a known critic of the MP. Prior to this, another critic prompted of a “Breaking News”. Not too long after, another version showing three thumb prints was also posted.

5. The Ho West Constituency registered 1 rejected ballot. This ballot had a thumb print against the 2nd and 3rd candidates on the ballot paper, not the 1st and 3rd, nor the 1st, 2nd and 3rd candidates as shown on the edited ballots involving the MP. The facts of the rejected ballot paper as stated herein are verifiable from the Electoral Commission offices in the Ho West District .

5. The general public is advised to treat the edited ballots with contempt.

Thank you.

Edwin S. Kwame Koge
PA, Office of the MP for Ho West

Wuogon By-Election Today


The electorate in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency will today, Thursday, 31 January 2019, elect a new Member of Parliament to replace the late Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko.

Contesting the seat is the widow of the late MP, Lydia Seyram Alhassan (NPP), Kwasi Delali Brempong (NDC), William Dowokpor (PPP), and Clement Boadi of the LPG.

“Ghanaians have chosen bitter leaf over honey” Hon. Bedzrah

Addressing his constituents during the former President John Mahama (JM)’s visit to the Ho West constituency at Dzolokpuita, the Member of Parliament cum Volta MPs Caucus chairman, Hon. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah made a vivid comparison between the current government and the erstwhile Mahama administration by describing the former as a ‘bitter leaf’ and the latter as ‘honey’. “Ghanaians chose bitter leaf over honey “, he asserted.

The law maker’s comparison is based on the performance of both governments in terms of economic management, infrastructure development and education.

Talking about the economy, Hon. Bedzrah said the Nana Addo led government mismanaged the economy to the extend that Ghanaians couldn’t even celebrate the Christmas as expected and there is suffering and poverty all over the country.

Touching on infrastructure development, Hon. Bedzrah recounted some of the projects abandoned by the NPP administration in Ho West and expressed his disappointment in the choice (bitter leaf) Ghanaians made in the 2016 elections. He however, praised the former president Mahama’s achievement in infrastructure development and urged Ghanaians to make the best choice by choosing John Mahama and the NDC in the 2020 elections, for he is overconfident that JM will bear the party’s flag.

Hon. Bedzrah lambasted the Nana Addo led government for messing up the education system especially at the Senior High School level and putting our dear students and parents in undue pressure and suffering.

The Ho West MP urged Ghanaians to choose honey (JM) over bitter leaf (Nana Addo) in the upcoming 2020 elections.

Parliament Resumes Today

Parliament will today, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 reconvene from their long Christmas break today to begin the first meeting of the third session of the seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

The house is expected to deliberate on the passage of the age-old Right to Information Bill as well as the State of the Nation Address to be delivered by President Nana Akufo-Addo next month.

Members will also debate and approve the Holidays Amendment Bill which seeks to introduce two new holidays in the country.

Source: Peacefm

Former President John Mahama visited Ho West constituency

The much awaited visit of the former President John Mahama (JM) that has heightened discussions and anxiety finally came off today. 
The constituency communication officers,  Hon. Ameh Robert and Mr. Kwabeng Sitsofe deepened the awareness of the visit with discussion of trending national issues and JM’s candidature at the Dzolokpuita community information center from 5:00am to 7:30am. 
It is highly interesting to note that Ho West was used by the former President as a Gateway and a Pace setter for the Volta Region. 
Ho West constituents with unique enthusiastic and committed spirit  and love for JM, converged at the scheduled ground at exactly 7:30am ahead of the scheduled time, 8:30am to give the former president an overwhelming welcome at exactly 9:40am after having close door meeting with Paramount Chiefs, Queen mothers, Religious  Leaders and Key Stakeholders to discuss the progress of the constituency and to ask for their prayers and support.  

JM took the platform to address delegates and the whole fraternity after his introduction by his campaign manager and observing a minute silence in memory of the late Former Deputy Minister for Energy and Petroleum, Hon.  Ben Dagadu.          

Speaking Points:               

✅Recounted the NDC projects in the Constituency  and lamented about the ones in progress which have been abandoned by the NPP government. 

✅The decline in votes pulled by the party in the Constituency in 2016,  7, 023 votes as compared with 2012, 8000 votes and strategies to avert the situation. 

✅Unity after internal elections. 

✅Building party office for each constituency to avert embarrassment from landlords. 

✅ Database for all registered members for easy identification of potentials for employment. 

✅Rewarding party  foot-soldiers through identification and recommendation. 

✅ Building 200 Senior High Schools (SHSs) to abolish the double track or the “traffic light” in the SHSs.                 

✅He urged the Constituents to pursue the government for their 2 million U.S. dollars as part of the ”one constituency one million dollar” promise because money cannot expired as they are saying. 

✅ He affirmed that NPP fears him much towards the 2020 race. 

✅ J.M. and his entourage proceeded to other constituencies after the closing prayer.                       

✅Ho West Vigilante group, the ‘Hawks’ was inaugurated.                     

✅ The program saw a massive turn out and was massively graced by Regional Executives, former Constituency Executives and appointees. 

Source: HoWestNDC.com

NDC 2020 Flagbearer Balloting

The NDC) have taken the final step towards electing our 2020 flagbearer on February 23rd.
The balloting is finalized and these are our seven aspirants with their respective position on the ballot.

Below is the way it turned out;

1. Mr. Alban Sumana Bagbin

2. Mr. Nurudeen Iddrisu

3. Mr. John Dramani Mahama

4. Mr. Sylvester Mensah

5. Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah

6. Mr. Goosie Tanoh

7. Prof. Joshua Alabi

Together for Victory 2020. NDC wins.