President Akufo Addo has appointed Convener of pro-NPP pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), David Asante, as the Managing Director of the Ghana Publishing Company.
He is expected to begin his new role on August 1, 2017.
The Ghana Publishing Company has over the years been burdened with the problems of a low public image, patronage of products and poor state of and machinery.
But in an interaction with the media, David Asante noted that he has been given a major sector in the country and with his core mandate he will bring out a lot of expertise to bear, to change the whole scope of publishing in this country and also make it major center for the government to make a lot of revenue.
David Asante and his group played a key role in ensuring victory for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 general election holding several fora to sell the NPP and putting huge pressure on the Electoral Commission for the creation of new voters register ahead of that election.
The LMVCA headed by Mr Asante had in the run-up to the 2016 elections engaged in a back and forth with the police over its decision to picket at the offices of the EC to present a petition for a new voters’ register.
The group had before then held a demonstration which ended violently after police fired tear gas and flogged some demonstrators because they used the unapproved route for the protest which was to demand a new voters’ register.
The case for a new voters’ register subsequently ended in the Supreme Court, where the EC was asked to take immediate steps to delete the names of those who registered using NHIS cards and offer them an opportunity to register again
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