Some NPP Members Scheming Against me; They Say I’m Becoming Too Powerful - Henry Quartey
Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Henry Quartey says some members of of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) are hatching a plot to sabotage him. Mr. Quartey says such persons say he is becoming too powerful in the NPP. Speaking at the NPP’s Greater Accra Regional Delegates Conference in Accra on Thursday, October
14, 2021, the Ayawaso Central MP said some elements within the party are also unhappy with his work and are plotting to thwart his efforts. Mr Henry Quartey claims a meeting was held recently where a plan was hatched to sabotage his work.The Minister has in the recent times become the toast of many following his campaign to
make Accra Work Again. He told the gathering of NPP delegates that he is taking precautions in ensuring that he delivers on his mandate as expected. We sit here too and say, break the eight, break the eight, and you too are holding meetings among yourselves to bring somebody down. I am sad today and I will explain why. When the
President also gave me the position to be the Regional Minister, he among other things wanted me to be able to unite the party at the grassroots. That I have been doing, and so I thought, people, will also stop speaking behind our backs. But just last week, some people met and said, I am getting too much power in the region, so
they are planning to bring me down. But when you do this, how do we also break the eight? All I am doing is working for all of us. All we care about is our personal ambitions but let’s all realize that we have one agenda to break the eight. Mr Henry Quartey also expressed outrage at the practice where party members take to
social media to cast aspersions on some leaders of the party. He however did not also hesitate to suggest the suspension of the party members who do not conduct themselves appropriately. Social media has become a platform for us to insult leaders of the party. We wash our dirty linen on the social media and when people are
cautioned, they will tell you, the party belongs to all of us. There must be discipline in the party. If people also misbehave, suspend them. We’re already in power and therefore any inaction or misbehaviour of ours, will hurt our chances of retaining that power come the 2024, he emphasized. Months ago, the Minister uncovered a plot
by some onion dealers at Agbogboshie in Accra to have him killed spiritually over plans to relocate them to the abandoned Adjen Kotoku site. He said nothing will stop him from doing his work as part of the Let’s Make Accra Work campaign because so far as God exists, nothing will happen to him. Whether they like it or not, we will
move them because we have also made an alternative arrangement for them. I have heard they have gone to some mallam [spiritualist] to kill me. They are kidding. They should tell the mallam [spiritualist] to return to his hometown because so far as God exists, nothing will happen to Henry Quartey, he insisted.
Moves taken since assuming office
Mr Henry Quartey since assuming office under his Let’s Make Accra Work campaign, has undertaken several initiatives to also provide lasting solutions to everyday challenges in the region, with the view to transform the national capital. He has also supervised the removal of unauthorized traders along some major streets too, the
pulling down of unauthorized structures, and carried out decongestion exercises too and other sanitation drives aimed at ridding the capital of filth and athough these initiatives have won him admiration of some Ghanaians, the Minister believes the totality of these efforts should not be viewed as political vindictiveness.