The Communications director of the opposition NPP, Nana Akomea, has revealed what the party is describing as the list of beneficiaries who enjoyed part of the Ghc 51.2m loot Alfred Agbesi Woyome got from the state as judgement debt.
In a press conference in the capital Monday, December 5, just about 48 hours to election day, the NPP claim notable public figures such as the NDC’s General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, Kwesi Pratt and Koku Anyidoho all benefited from the money paid Woyome in 2009.
The businessman won the judgement in court and was paid the money, but the decision was later reversed by the Supreme Court, who ordered him to pay back the money. Yet after over two years, government has failed to retrieve the money from him.
Nana Akomea said the businessman kept records of those who got some of the money he made and the party have gotten their hands on those documents.
The breakdown of the beneficiaries are…
(a)A GHC1 million payment was made to the NDC party on 15 February 2011
(b)GHC75,000 was given to Professor Awunor on 28 June 2011
(c)GHC60,000 was given to Jewel Ackah on 16 June 2011
(d)GHC20,000 was given to NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia
popularly known as General Mosquito on 2 September 2011
(e)GHC60,000 former head of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Steve Kpordzih 2011
(f)GHC8,000 to one Suhyini of Radio Gold in 2011
(g)GHC2,000 Managing Editor of Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt in 2011
(h)GHC15,000 to NDC branch in Hohoe in 2011
(i)GHC42,000 to NDC to buy 30 motorbikes
(j)GHC100,000 to NDC Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho
(k)GHC30,000 to renovate NDC party office on 29 March 2011
(l)GHC13,000 NDC Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho 1 May 2011
(m)GHC30,000 8 February 2011 to NDC Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Ade Coker
The NPP has sought to paint this government as corrupt throughout its tenure, and they seem to be hitting the theme quite hard in the final days of the campaign. Last week, the President and his brother Ibrahim were accused of bribing the NPP’s Northern Regional Chairman, Bugri Naabu, to turn against Nana Akuffo-Addo and declare him as hostile to Northerners.