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Since the December 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections, the Electoral Commission has been the subject of upheaval, caused not by feuding unionists with axe to grind against management, but by electoral commissioners and directors who ought to know better and who were put there for that very reason.

Addressing the West African Mining and Power Conference in Accra this week, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, lamented the decades of despicable poverty levels, drudgery, under-development and run-down social services and infrastructure in mining communities, especially Akwatia, Obuasi and Prestea, among other, saying it is intolerable that such communities sitting on natural resources should be orphaned of the benefits exploited in the respective communities.

A deft oncoming deal by the Nana Akufo Addo administration to boost the rail industry is one of the major initiatives that will certainly help transform the national economy faster, as we move towards a more buoyant development agenda.

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