Bawumia is corrupt; he played a crucial role in the stinking PDS scandal — Sammy Gyamfi

Politics Sammy Gyamfi, National Communications Director of the NDCleft and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, NPP flagbearer
FEB 12, 2024 LISTEN
Sammy Gyamfi, National Communications Director of the NDC[left] and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, NPP flagbearer

NDC National Communications Director Sammy Gyamfi has accused Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia of playing a key role in the botched PDS power deal that cost Ghana millions.

This comes after the NPP flagbearer on Wednesday, February 7, told Ghanaians to vote for him in the coming elections to curb corruption because he is not corrupt.

In a statement responding to Dr. Bawumia's recent policy speech, the NDC communication director said the Vice President is corrupt, contrary to his incorruptible claim.

"Bawumia's role in the stinking PDS scandal, in which he personally watered down the requirement of a bank guarantee to an insurance guarantee, and changed it from a condition precedent to a condition subsequent shows he is corrupt," Sammy Gyamfi stated.

The PDS deal saw a private firm take over the management of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

However, the deal flopped, with accusations of fraud and corruption levelled against both PDS and government officials.

Sammy Gyamfi claims Bawumia's actions in weakening the deal's safeguards "aided his cronies, some of whom are mere barbers, to expropriate the over GHS20 billion worth of assets of the ECG for themselves."

Ghana, according to Sammy Gyamfi, lost $2 billion as a result of the scandal spearheaded by the Vice President.

The PDS scandal in 2019, just two years after the NPP comes into office, remains one of the biggest corruption controversies of Akufo-Addo's government.

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