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Millions stolen from Nduom's office - 4 arrested

31 August 2001 | General News

Following the theft of millions of dollars from a safe in the Minister for Economic Planning and Regional Co-operation, Dr. Kwesi Nduom’s office, four workers have been arrested, the Ghanaian Voice reports. The Minister denied the story, which was first published by the Democrat, an NDC mouthpiece. He also threatened to let his lawyers write to the paper for publishing what he described as false and malicious stories against him and his office. The four arrested according to the Ghanaian Voice, are made up of two former workers and two current workers all in the office of the Ministry of Economic Planning and Regional Co-operation. According to the Voice, the monies were discovered missing just before the Minister went on leave recently. The monies, the paper added were meant for four social investment pilot projects funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC). The projects involve suppsort for certain areas in the Upper East, Afram Plains and the Greater Accra Regions.

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