Minority Leader dares CJA

The Minority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu is questioning members of pressure group, the Committee for Joint Action (CJA) for their long silence.

According to him, he is shocked that members of the pressure group who gained fame for their stated purpose of fighting for poor Ghanaians are now part of the current administration which has been inflicting hardships on Ghanaians.

“Where is the CJA? Have their members now apologise of the government?” He said this in reaction to a question at a press conference yesterday whilst addressing issues relating to the 2015 budget statements.

The pressure group became a household name in 2008 for mounting pressure on government on social issues.

Its ‘Wahala’ demonstrations demanded of government of the day to reduce fuel prices to make life bearable for Ghanaians.

The group was led by various political figures including late President John Mills, the Ahwoi brothers and several other current ministers including now Deputy Education Minister, Okudzeto Ablakwa, Minister of Food and Agriculture, Fifi Kwettey and Minister of Communications, Edward Omane Boamah.

Veteran journalist, Kwesi Pratt Jr. was also known to be a vociferous spokesman for the group.

The level of advocacy by the group which influenced several government policies now seem to have died down causing people to refer to the group as ‘defunct’.

And this surprises the Minority Leader who signaled his preparedness to help get the group back on the streets to embark on the same level of advocacy they did some years ago in the face of the current crisis.

Source: adomonline.com

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