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01.07.2004 General News

National Security Gave President Bogus Information – Kwaku Baako

By The Lens

“Now that it is coming from Kwaku Baako Jnr., the unquestionable Senior Prefect of the apologists of the Kufuor regime, those other apologists of the regime would now believe it when they are told that Kufuor and his men are a bunch of vicious incompetents.”

That was the view of a US based Ghanaian, Benjamin Frempong Manso, who was back in the country for the Easter holidays, after listening to Mr. Kwaku Baako Jnr. say on the Randy Abbey-hosted Strict Proof programme on Choice 102.3 FM on Thursday 15th April 2004 that his personal intervention saved the Kufuor regime from exhibiting their incompetence.

Mr. Baako, apparently irked by the contribution of a caller who had called into the programme, in reaction to the caller's contribution made it clear that the Kufuor regime was less than forty-eight hours away from announcing the take over of Afgo from its owners because the intelligence/security reports provided to the government were “bogus information”.

According to Mr. Baako, the security/intelligence reports provided to the President by his Ministers and National Security operatives portrayed Mr. Traboulsi as a mere front for Mr. and Mrs. Rawlings, and that based upon that information, the government was going to seize the company and take it over from Mr. Traboulsi, apparently to get at the Rawlingses.

Mr. Baako's revelation has confirmed the suspicions that most of Mr. Kufuor's Security/Intelligence officials are people whose raison d'être is to get at the Rawlingses through whatever means.

To be able to have a free hand to do that, they must drive a wedge between President Rawlings and President Kufuor and keep them from talking to each other. Among the instruments being used by these people include misinformation, disinformation, and outright lies.

Mr. Baako's revelation also confirms, albeit indirectly, allegations by the immediate past First Lady of the Republic, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, that the Kufuor regime was angling to take over Nsawam Cannery from Caridem Developers, a company owned by the 31st December Women's Movement, merely because the Nana Konadu is the president of the movement and also Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Caridem Developers.

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