A group of NPP sympathisers who call into radio political shows protested what they claim is the neglect of the party's leadership of their contributions.
For any observer of the Ghanaian political scene, Kumasi and Ashanti Region at large is seen as a stronghold of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). And so when protests erupted against the leadership of the party in Kumasi, it came as a surprise to many.
A group that refers to itself as the Volunteer Media Communicators for NPP set fire to the mobile phones because they feel neglected by the party's leadership. They also thought a number of promises by President Akufo-Addo have not been carried through.
According to the serial pro-NPP callers, the protests were supposed to catch the attention of the leadership of the party to their plight.
Myjoyonline.com reports that over 100 mobile phones were torched in the protests.
According to a member of the group, Abel Anokye, party leaders have refused to find them jobs after the party assumed affairs of state.
He reportedly said: "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.”
“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."
Serial callers are a popular part of Ghanaian media discussions. They are usually a fraternity of sports or political sympathisers who make it a point to regularly call into radio shows.
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