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05.11.2019 NDC News

NDC Unravels 51 Relatives, Cronies In Akufo-Addo Gov't

By News Desk
President Nana Akufo-Addo
NOV 5, 2019 NDC NEWS

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has presented names of persons it says are relatives and cronies of the Akufo-Addo government.

At a press conference Tuesday, the National Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi listed 51 names of relatives and cronies which he said pointed to “classic and unprecedented” nepotism within the Akufo-Addo government.

The list includes the entire nuclear family of Nana Asante Bediatuo who is a cousin to the President and is also his Executive Secretary.

Sammy Gyamfi referred to Nana Akufo-Addo’s vow to eschew nepotism and cronyism, a pledge which he made in January 2016 ahead of the general elections.

“I will not operate a family and friends’ government”, he quoted the then NPP Presidential candidate.

The NDC listed relatives of the President, Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, and relatives of the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo.

The NDC National Communications Officer described the level of nepotism as amounting to “total state capture.”


1. Nana Asante Bediako President Akufo Addo’s cousin Executive secretary to the president
2. Kofi Darko Asante Father of Nana Asante Bediako Chairman of GIMPA Council
3. Mrs. Vida Asante Mother of Nana Asante Bediako Head of President Household
4. Kwesi Kuutu Asante Brother of Nana Asante Bediako Member, Ghana Hostel Board
5. Lauretta Otchere Sister of Nana Asante Bediako Deputy Director General at SSNIT
6. Ken Ofori Atta President Akufo Addo’s Cousin Minister of Finance
7. Samuel Atta Akyea President Akufo Addo’s Cousin Minister, Works and Housing
8. Kwesi Amoako Atta President Akufo Addo’s Cousin Minister of Road and Highways
9. Gyankroma Akufo Addo Daughter of President Akufo Addo Board Member, Creative Arts Council
10. Duke Ofori Atta President Akufo Addo’s Cousin Presidential Staffer
11. Edward Akufo Addo(Bumpty) President Akufo Addo’s brother Akufo Addo’s right Hand man in Ghana’s Energy sector
12. Gabby Asare Otchere Darko President Akufo Addo’s nephew The de Facto Prime Minister of Ghana
13. The ruling Quartet Colloge
14. Nana Adjoa Hackman Wife of Gabby Otchere Darko and President Akufo- Addo’s in-law Board member, GNPC
15. Mr. Ekow Hackman Brother of Gabby’s wife and Akufo – Addo’s in-law Board Chairman, BOST
16. Rhodaline Bafour Gyimah President Akufo Addo’s Cousin Board Member, GOIL
17. Mr. Alex Bafour Gyimah Husband of Rhodaline Baffour Gyimah and President Akufo Addo’s in- law Board Chairman, Gaming Commission
18. Nana Fredua Ofori Atta President Akufo Addo’s Cousin Chairman of National Theatre Board
19. Dr. Edward Kwapong Paternal Relative of President Akufo-Addo Head of Fair Wages and Salaries
20. Miss Gloria Akufo Paternal Relative of President Akufo-Addo AG and Minister of Justice
21. Kwame Akufo Esq. Paternal Relative of President Akufo Addo Presidential Staffer
22. Micheal Ofori Atta President Akufo Addo’s Nephew Presidential staffer(Director of ECOWAS)
23. William Ofori Atta President Akufo Addo’s nephew Presidential Staffer (Office Assistant)
24. Alice Ofori Atta President Akufo Addo’s niece Presidential Staffer (Protocol Officer)
25. Gabriella Arafua Reindolf Relative of the first Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo Addo Presidential Staffer (Deputy Director, Hospitality)
26. Akosua Newman Wife of Victor Newman– Presidential Advisor Presidential Staffer (Executive Assistant at Presidency)
27. Victor Newman Paternal Relative of President Akufo Addo and long-standing associate Senior Presidential Advisor
28. Shirley Laryea First Lady’s Special Assistant Assistant Office Administrator, Office Of The President
29. Madam Virginia Hesse Ex Lover and Baby Mama of President Akufo Addo Ambassador To Czech Republic
30. Eno Ofori Attah Sis-in-law of Finance Minister Deputy MD ,SIC Finance
31. Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh Protégé/Friend of Finance Minister Director General Secretary Exchange Commission
32. Deila Amo Assinah Company Secretary to Ken Ofori Atta’s DataBank Board Member, Security and Exchange Commission
33. Micheal Asare Bediako Nephew to Ken Ofori Atta Speicla Assistant to Finance Minister
34. Ernest Akore Friend to Ken Ofori Atta Board Member of GRA
35. Sampson Akligoh Friend to Ken Ofori Atta Head, Financial Sector Director, MOF
36. Felicia Gyamfi Ashley Friend to Ken Ofori Atta Member, Entity Tender Committee of the finance ministry
37. Ntiwaa Daaku Kwakye Friend to Ken Ofori Atta Employed at the finance ministry
38. Charles Adu Boahen Long standing friend/Business partner of Ken Ofori Atta Deputy minister for Finance
39. Kedi Gadzekpo Business partner of Ken Ofori Atta Board chairman ECG board member BOG
40. Dr. Kwame Owusu Nyanktakyi Brother in-law of Akufo Addo(married to First Lady’s sister) Board member BOG
41. Yoofi Grant Friend of Ken Ofori Atta CEO, GIPC
42. Michael Addotey Addo Friend of Ken Ofori Atta Deputy Director- General SSNIT
43. Alhaji Ramadan Father in-law to Dr. Bawumia (Father of second lady Samira Bawumia) Ghana’s Envoy to United Arab Emirates
44. Abu Ramadan Brother in-law to Dr. Bawumia (Brother to second Lady Samira Bawumia) Deputy Director General, NADMO
45. Mumuni Abdulai Bawumia Brother of Vice President Dr. Bawumia Technical Advisor to Interior Minister
46. Kwadwo Gyamfi Osafo Marfo Son of Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo Deputy Director General and Head of Cyber Security
47. Kofi Bosompem Osafo Marfo Son of Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo Deputy Director General, SSNIT
48. Olivia Quartey Friend of Ursula Owusu Ekuful Deputy Director General ,NCA
49. Prince Sefah Friend of Ursula Owusu Ekuful Deputy Director General, NCA
50. Gina Blay Wife of Freddy Blay (NPP Chairman) Ghana’s Ambassador to Germany
51. Mike Ocquay Jnr Son of Speaker of Parliament Ghana’s High Commissioner to India