Coalition for Good Governance and Accountability has stated that the tag around the neck of the President Nana Akufo-Addo as “Chief Corruption Clearing Agent” cannot be seen to to play everywhere.
In a Press Statement signed and issued today, Wednesday 16th September, 2020 by the
Convenor of the Coalition for Good Governance and Accountability, Francis Atta Kusi the President Akuffo Addo last week came to the Bono region as part of his working visit and campaign towards the 2020 general elections and as part of his engagements, he met the traditional authorities and appealed to them to partner with him and his government in fighting corruption.
According to the group this call by the president is very hypocritical and surprising because sitting at his immediate right was the non-performing, clueless and corrupt Bono Regional Minister Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson.
The statement alleged that, the Regional Minister has not been dealt with despite a glaring evidence of several corruption acts that has engulfed the Minister.
The Coalition further questioned that, is Mr. President telling the chiefs and good people of Bono Region that he is not aware of the 2018 Auditor General’s report that indicted his own minister and asked her to refund several thousands of Ghana Cedis which she(Bono Regional minister) took illegally back into the coffers of the Sunyani Municipal Assembly during her days as MCE for Sunyani ?
The statement reads that, the people of Bono Region truly believe in the President and his fight against corruption, to that end he need to call his own Bono Regional minister and find out the answers to the below questions in addition to his indictment in the 2018 Auditor General’s Report…
1.Is it true or otherwise that the Bono Regional Minister took 400,000 cedis from the contractor in charge of the secondary city project in the Sunyani municipality which is stalling progress of work ?
2. Is it true or otherwise that, the Bono Regional minister levied all the Assemblies in the region to the tune of 10,000 Ghana cedis each ahead of the president’s visit and yet every where he(Mr. President) goes the Assemblies still foots the Bills ?
3. Is it true or otherwise that the minister levied all the Assemblies 12,000 cedis to procure motorcycles and where the said motorcycles are ?
4. Is it true or otherwise that Bono Regional minister levied every Assembly 2,000 Ghana cedis for monitoring during the voter registration exercise ?
5. It is true or otherwise that, the Bono Regional minister took Eighty thousand Ghana cedis(¢80,000) from the Regional Co-ordinating Council to have an end of year party for 2019 ?
The Coalition alleged that, credible sources gathered has it that, the Bono Regional minister has already made plans to liaise with the lands commission to sell off the bungalows opposite the prisons service and its related land to a businessman in Sunyani(name witheld) at a fee that is almost equal to a free gift while the minister herself will take a huge sum of money from this said businessman as “kick back”.
Adding that, on this particular matter, the Coalition and its allied forces promises to fight tooth and nail to resist any attempt to sell off government properties that has served the region very well and continue to be relevant to the region.
Coalition for Good Governance and Accountability expressed worry over the continuous silence of the member of parliament for Sunyani East Hon. Kwasi Ameyaw Cheremeh who was seen to be very vociferous on matters pertaining to the growth and development of Sunyani and the Region at large during the era of the estwhile NDC government.
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