As we begin a new year, I am happy to walk us through some of the highlights of the year 2021 so far as The Alan News is concerned. It will be recalled that on 1st March 2021 we published a short story on the Vetting of the Hon. Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen as the Trade Minister of Ghana. A vetting which was conducted by the Appointments Committee of The Parliament of Ghana on Friday February 26, 2021.
His vetting was informative, friendly and heartwarming, all the members of the Committee regarded Alan Kyerematen very highly and admired the way and manner with which he conducted himself at the vetting as well as how he patiently answered all the questions that were asked him.
Hon. John Kumah the MP for Ejisu expressed his gratitude to Alan Kyerematen for mentoring him and for holding his hands to political fame in the country. Our further checks confirmed that indeed the Ejisu MP worked with the Hon. Kyerematen and whenever he received a call on his behalf, he will jovially great by saying “you have reached the office of the next president of Ghana”. This suggest that Hon John Kumah has always believed that Alan Kyerematen is the next president of Ghana and so he showed maximum respect when he had the opportunity to vet him.
This however was not the only point of reverence on the day, there is an Akan adage that translates “no matter how the chicken dance, it does not please the hawk”. However, this saying was disproved by the Hon. Haruna Iddrisu (The Leader of the Minority Group in Parliament) during the vetting of Alan Kyerematen. Among other profound statements he made about him included the fact that he said “You are the Minister of the Economy” The success of the economy, both domestic and international rest on your hands and also called him an astute lawyer.
The Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, who himself was Ghana’s trade Minister from 16 July 2014 to 6 January 2017 was impressed with how Alan Kyerematen had managed the Trade Ministry for the first four years of the Akufo-Addo government and even suggested that the Exim Bank Ghana should have been under his supervision at the Ministry of Trade.
Within the same period we saw Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who in like manner raised praises on the Trade Minister Hon. Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen. As we proceed to breaking the eight, the next president of Ghana should be a unifier, one who commands the respect of all political parties especially the two main political parties (the NPP and NDC). The nature of our current parliamentary democracy demands a leader whom both parties respect. This is the surest way to harness our energies to utilize the strengths of all political parties in Ghana and fish out quality human capital from all angles to usher in the next level of holistic sustainable development in Ghana.
In summary, Ghana is poised for the next level of strategic positioning not only to ensure the economic freedom of its citizens but use trade within the corridors of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to develop the entire continent. Alan Kyerematen’s big brain makes him the best leader to help revamp the fortunes of the Ghanaian and African economy and it is our hope that the NPP and Ghana, when the time comes will give him the nod to lead mother Ghana accordingly.
We promise to hold in high esteem the heritage won for us, through the blood and toil of our fathers ….
Happy New Year
By. P.D. Orchill