National Communication Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sammy Gyamfi, has alleged that, the infamous Agyapa deal of the current Nana Akufo-Addo led government is laden with illegalities, cronyism and state-capture.
In reaction to the Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu’s report on Royalties Monetization and Transaction report presented to the President Nana Akufo-Addo, in a Talks Africa Media sighted Press Statement signed and issued by the NDC National Communication Officer Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi He said, “Folks, the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has only found out what we in the NDC, and many patriotic CSOs like IMANI, ISODEC, PIAC, ASEPA, GII, IDEG, and others, have always known about the stinking “Agyapa” Deal”.
He explained that, the NDC has maintained throughout, that the “Agyapa” deal is laden with illegalities, greed, corruption, cronyism and state-capture.
Adding that, this is why the NDC minority boycotted the approval of the deal in Parliament to that end, this is why, H.E John Dramani Mahama and the party have vehemently opposed the deal right from the outset.
He alleged that, the fact that President Akufo-Addo has affirmed his confidence in his cousin the Finance Minister, even in the face of overwhelming evidence of corruption against him, confirms his complicity in this whole “Agyapa” heist.
“We in the NDC are not in the least surprised by this, because this is exactly what nepotism does to a country.” He added.
“It weakens the will and ability of leaders to crack the whip on their errant and corrupt appointees. Fact is, nepotism and corruption are inseparable bed-fellows. The former will always breed the latter.” He alleged.
According to him, what we should be interested in as a country at this stage, is for President Akufo-Addo to first and foremost, retrieve for the state, the billions of taxpayers monies that have been paid to Databank, which is owned by his cousin and Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta and African Legal Associates, which is owned by another cousin of his, Gabby Otchere Darko and their cronies under the “Agyapa” transaction.