A Deputy National Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Jennifer Oforiwaa Queen has urged the government to speed up the prosecution and jailing of at least 5 former appointees of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) for corruption.
According to Jennifer Queen, the move she believes will shut the National Communication officer NDC Sammy Gyamfi up.
Jennifer Queen believes Sammy Gyamfi’s attacks and insults the NPP government because has failed to prosecute and jail corrupt NDC members who allegedly embezzled state funds under the erstwhile Mahama administration
“Prosecute and jail at least 5 of those pending at the court to shut their communication officer up. His unnecessary attack, allegations and insults on our Gov’t is too much. Those in charge should do what is expected of them”, Jennifer Queen In her Facebook post sighted by MyNewsGh.com.
Speaking at a press conference to respond to one held by the NPP last week, National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, labeled the NPP presser as an attempt to cover up for the “unprecedented levels of corruption” witness under the NPP administration.
Citing a tall list of scandals including the BOST Movinpiina scandal, the PDS, PPA, Ameri novation deal and the recent Sputnik V scandals, Mr Gyamfi said these showed that President Akufo-Addo was leading a “cabal of family and friends” determined to loot the public purse.
According to Mr Gyamfi, Ghanaians “recall how in the year 2019, PDS a company made up of an appointee and cronies of President Akufo-Addo, used a “fraudulent” Insurance Guarantee to takeover the GHc20 billion assets of the Electricity Company of Ghana. This scam was occasioned and facilitated by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Bawumia to amend the requirement of a bank guarantee that has to be provided by the concessionaire (PDS) into an Insurance guarantee, the validity of which the government deliberately refused to authenticate so they could capture that important state asset, ECG for the family and friends of President Akufo-Addo. Even more bizarre and sad is the fact that to date, PDS has refused to refund to the State the electricity bills worth over GHc1.2 billion which they collected from ECG customers during the pendency of the ECG-PDS concession Agreement.
Sammy Gyamfi recounted how “Vice President, Dr. Bawumia procured an already existing Asaase GPS app, at a cost of a whopping US$2.5 million (i.e about 110 billion old Ghana cedis at the time) and branded it as a GhanaPost GPS app for Ghanaians which he claimed was more advanced than the GPS systems of advanced counties such as the UK, Germany, Sweden etc. This was despite the fact that the original app was already available and accessible to all Ghanaians for free, hence, there was no need for the government to have paid that a huge sum of money for that app.”
Again, he said Ghanaians have not forgotten “how President Akufo-Addo in the year 2018 sort to personally defraud the State by giving executive approval for the Ameri-Novation deal, the cost of which had been inflated by US$800 million dollars. But for the vigilance of the NDC minority in Parliament and certain patriotic Civil Society Organizations, that is how much President Akufo-Addo would have stolen from the state through that transaction alone.”