An Ashanti Regional Organizer Hopeful for the New Patriotic Party, Dennis Kwakwa has described as disgusting claims by the National Democratic Congress(NDC) that charges leveled on the former Chief Executive Officer of Cocobod is an act of witch-hunting.
The man wondered why the NDC finds the resort by the State to due process to recover monies it deems wrongfully applied or misused an act of persecution.
Addressing the media last Friday in Kumasi, Mr Kwakwa said the State has every right to question former or current state actors they find to have misapplied monies allocated to them for a specific purpose.
The Ghanaian people, Mr Kwakwa noted deserve to know how the tax they pay is used, adding the resort to lawful means to ask such questions from state actors is legitimate.
‘’It is quite intriguing to find a party that says it is democratic kicking against the use of legitimate and lawful means to recover State money’’, Mr Kwakwa quizzed.
Recounting with a tearful tone, the youth organizer hopeful claimed corruption had robbed the country of huge sums it could have used to develop its useful sectors like Education and Agriculture.
According to him, between 2003 and 2014 the country due to corrupt acts perpetrated at the ministries, departments and agencies lost almost GHC 2.5billion.
The Auditor-General’s report, Mr Kwakwa noted also recorded a whopping GHC 5billion cedis to be sums the country lost within 2009 and 2014.
These huge losses, the vociferous NPP Communications Member mentioned could have easily made the country a first class one if state actors had acted right and true.
‘’Sometimes when you recount the amounts the state has lost due to the corruption in state agencies and departments you will give up on Ghana’’, Mr Kwakwa cried.
The NPP youth organizer hopeful noted the resort by the State to court to deal with former state actors is a good way to know how monies allocated for projects are spent.
The upcoming court process, he mentioned will also afford the embattled Cocobod CEO and two others involved in the suit an opportunity to explain why GHC 43.1 Million worth of fertilizer that were to be procured from Germany went to one Seidu Agongo’s company.
He said the former state actors will also have opportunity to explain how Cocobod awarded contracts worth GHC 225 million to six companies belonging to one person for the supply of agro-chemicals.
The Cocobod former CEO, Mr Kwakwa also noted will have ample opportunity at the court to explain why he allegedly sold cash crops and kept proceeds amounting to about 10 million dollars in his personal pocket.
‘’If the NDC and its former Campaign Coordinator, Kofi Adams have forgotten the procedures of seeking to know the truth of something the courts are there to make things clear’’, Dennis Kwakwa punched.
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