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20.03.2006 General News

Nana Akufo-Addo asks for audit of his share of Common Fund


Accra, March 20, GNA - Foreign Minister Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who is also the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, has called for an audit of his share of the MP's Common Fund, following allegations of misappropriation of parts of the allotment against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Constituency chairman, Mr Kwesi Kyere, and two others.

In a statement to the Ghana News Agency on Sunday, Nana Akufo-Addo said the allegations were made against Mr Kyere and two other executive members of the NPP on Friday, March 17 at a meeting in Kyebi while he was out of the country attending a meeting of the International Working Group on the Ivory Coast crisis. Nana Akufo-Addo said he was surprised at the allegation because it had come up earlier and was dismissed by the East Akyem District Chief

Executive, who described it as baseless. "As far as I am aware, the allegation is indeed baseless," Nana Akufo-Addo said in the statement, adding that his inquiries also indicated that no audit had taken place to establish any misappropriation of any part of his share of the Common Fund. "I believe that an audit should be done to establish the truth or otherwise of this allegation and have so informed the District Chief Executive," the statement stated.