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Despite the colourful and warm welcome in Ghana accorded the First Lady of the United States of America, Melania Trump, on her visit, which started on October 2, many difficulties arose behind the scenes with the way Ghanaian reporters were treated by the organising team from the White House.

Nowadays in Ghanaian body politic, it is not unusual to hear people from all walks of life or from diverse ideological backgrounds, including the NDC’s propaganda outpost, talking passionately even against making simple comparisons. We often hear a large number of Ghanaians cheer-led by the main opposition party reminding us that “ex-President Mahama is no longer in power so don’t compare his past government to the current NPP regime.”

The culture of intimidation and needless propaganda in the National Democratic Congress, which has bred nothing but drudgery and underdevelopment in most areas where the party holds sway over the lives of people, may be coming to an end, if the results of the 2016 elections are anything to go by.

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