Kennedy Agyapong

AFTER DISCLOSING the GH¢52million judgment debt payment scandal involving a financier of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has again revealed another gargantuan financial scandal in the Mills administration.

The Assin North MP was the man who let the cat out of the bag when he came out with documents revealing how the Mills administration doled out about GH¢51.2m to Alfred Agbesi Woyome, allegedly under the guise of a judgment debt payment.

At Duayaw Nkwanta in the Brong Ahafo Region during a People’s Forum and the campaign launch of Freda Prempeh, the NPP parliamentary candidate for Tano North, last Friday, Mr Agyapong revealed that government had again doled out $18m to an Egyptian investor for no work done.

The open-air forum was telecast live on four radio stations, Ashh Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra as well as Space Fm and Storm Fm in Sunyani.

According to the outspoken MP, the said Egyptian investor had now finalized documents for government to pay him a total amount of $147m under the pretext of building nine hospitals in Ghana.

The Assin North MP indicated that the said Egyptian investor was hanging around during the Kufuor administration for the same purpose but was ignored after the NPP realised that he was not a genuine investor.

However, Mr Agyapong alleged that soon after the Mills-led NDC administration took over, the government hastily entered into a deal with the Egyptian and an initial amount of $18m deposit was paid to him as part payment for the hospital project.

He said for over three years after the huge money was paid to the supposed investor, no work had been done.

Mr Ken Agyapong has assured Ghanaians that he would come out in the coming days to give a full disclosure of the said $18m to the Egyptian investor.

He claimed that some government functionaries were looting state coffers and enriching themselves at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) under the watch of President Mills.

The MP called on Ghanaians to reject President Mills, claiming that the NDC had performed woefully as a government and as a result brought about untold hardships to the country.

The NPP hothead, who recently spent close to 72 hours under police detention for allegedly declaring war in Ghana, is facing terrorism, genocide and treason felony charges.

“They wanted to shut my mouth and that is why they detained me. I stand for the truth and I will continue to speak the truth and if I should die for speaking the truth, I will die,” he stated.

“I do not fear and would continue to speak out. I know that as I speak my mother would be scared but I do not mind,” he said.

Backtracking, he cautioned the youth against war because that course was not good for a country.

“We need peace in Ghana; we do not need war. War won’t help us,” he said, adding that come December 7, Ghanaians should protect the ballot box.

Other speakers touched on the unprecedented corruption that had rocked the Mills-Mahama government, high cost of living, astronomical increases in prices of basic commodities, high school fees, the unprecedented hardships and unemployment among other pressing issues affecting the ordinary Ghanaian.

The forum, which received a mammoth attendance, saw many bigwigs of the largest opposition party in and outside the region gracing it.

Among those present were MPs and former ones from the Brong Ahafo and Ashanti regions.

 FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Duayaw Nkwanta

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