The Communications Committee of the NPP UK is disappointed about President
Mills refusal to fight corruption in government. The President has buried his head in
the sand like an ostrich, turning a blind eye to misuse of public funds, and failing to
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~~t IS still very surprising that the President, despite giving 7 days to government
i< appointees to declare their assets upon assuming power in 2009; NO ONE has
.bothered to delcare their assets publicly. For a party that preaches probity and
accountability this is very disappointing and hypocritical.
The President must explain to Ghanaians why Dr Omane Boamah and James
Agyenim Boateng, the serial caller and propagandist turned Deputy Minister who was
encouraging Ghanaians to commit mayhem like the Hutus in Rwanda, have not been
sacked for lying and not telling the truth about government monies being spent on
Nana Konadu's mother in laws house. What about the 1.6 billion cedis spent on
hampers and corporate gifts by Stan Dogbe and the kickbacks and bribes collected by
John Tia at the Information Ministry? We have argued several times that Mr John Tia
is an incompetent Minister who should have been sacked long ago, It is sad that they
are still at post collect more per diems. This money could have been used to pay our
nurses who were denied their pay for 20 months. Which is more important? Paying
monies to those who save lives or giving monies to latter day saints for their high
society girlfriends and concubines?
We would also like to draw the presidents attention to the Ghana Tourist board where
the Minister for Tourism, Zita Okai Koi and government officials are promoting
waste and a gross misuse of state funds. NDC footsoldiers have been flooded at the
ministry with ghost jobs. These men and women sign in at 8 o'clock in the morning
and leave at 12. O'clock without doing any work. This same practice is going on at
Ministry of Transport, SNNIT and the Energy Commission. Some individuals don't
even turn up to do any work yet they are being paid huge sums of money every
month. Surely this is no way to build a neutral and efficient public service !!! This is
also not fair on Ghanaians ,the majority of whom work very hard and are paying high
utility bills in water, electricity ,transport and other social services.
The President should also explain why water tankers linked with some NDC
Officials, have illegally tapped into Water supply pipelines thus creating water
shortage in Laterbiorkorshie ,Mataheko, Dansoman (Akoko Foto) and Korle Gonno
Areas. These companies we learn are paying 10% of their profits to officials at the
Accra Metropolitan Assembly to turn a blind eye to their wicked practices.
Meanwhile thousands of people are expected to pay water bills!!! Surely this is not
Our ports are still so much riddled with corruption that Ghanaians are avoiding
Tema like plague and bringing their goods into Ghana from Togo . Officials at the
Castle and some wicked customs officials have connived to rob importers by charging
President Mills must sit up and restore credibility to his government. Ghanaians are
losing patience as they cannot tolerate these corrupt acts any longer.
high and unjustified taxes on Goods and Services and pocketing the money. When
will the President take action against corrupt officials at our ports ?
Why has the president instructed Mr Kofi Portuphy NADMO National Co-ordinator
to divert donated items for disaster relief meant for displaced persons such as
blankets, rice, cooking oil flour, milk, cocoa powder, old clothes from the NADMO
warehouse pear Kwame Nkrumah Circle to NDC members and other corrupt officials
these items' are given to households with the intention of buying votes in future
i< Th~ie are so many wanton acts of corruption going on that the President has just
ignored or failed to tackle -The constant interference in the management of
GETFUND, by NDC Chairman Kwabena Adjei, Chairman of the board of
GETFUND, the 10% bribes and kickbacks at the Energy Commission, the tribalism
and nepotism at the Electricity Co-operation of Ghana, the deliberate diversion of
Premix for fishermen and reselling at shocking astronomical prices to fishermen in
Togo and cote d'ivoire, the increase in Pair trawling due to the issuing of 107 licences
to foreign fishing firms thus making our fishermen struggle to make ends meet.
Nana Yaw Sarpong
NPP United Kingdom