NPP releases list of Woyome cash beneficiaries; Asiedu Nketia, Pratt, Anyidoho named

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Untitled-designThe New Patriotic Party (NPP) has released a list of some key members of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) who allegedly benefited from the GH¢51.2 million judgment debt wrongfully paid to Alfred Woyome. NPP Communications Director, Nana Akomea at a news conference in Accra 

Monday, said it was never the case that the NDC financier solely benefited from the judgment debt paid him in 2010.

He said Mr Woyome wrote down the names of all the beneficiaries of the money and noted the purposes for which they were going to be paid the money.

“Mr Woyome was very meticulous in keeping the records,” he added.

The key beneficiaries, according to him include;

(a)A GHC1 million payment was made to the NDC party on 15 February 2011

(b)GHC75,000 was given to Professor Awunor on 28 June 2011

(c)GHC60,000 was given to Jewel Ackah on 16 June 2011

(d)GHC20,000 was given to NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia popularly known as General Mosquito on 2 September 2011

(e)GHC60,000 was given to former head of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Steve Kpordzih in 2011

(f)GHC8,000 was given to one Suhyini of Radio Gold in 2011

(g)GHC2,000 was given to Managing Editor of Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt in 2011

(h)GHC15,000 was given to the NDC branch in Hohoe in 2011

(i)GHC42,000 was given to the NDC for the purchase of 30 motorbikes

(j)GHC100,000 was given to NDC’s Koku Anyidoho who is now a Deputy General Secretary,

(k)GHC30,000 was given to the NDC for the renovation of its party office on 29 March 2011

(l)GHC13,000 was again given to NDC Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho on 1 May 2011

(m)GHC30,000 was given to NDC Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Ade Coker on 8 February 2011

These beneficiaries, Nana Akomea claims are people who defended Mr Woyome even after the Supreme Court ruled that the money was wrongfully paid to the businessman and should be returned to the state.

“Clearly, the money that Woyome received, he made a huge payment out of it to NDC,” he said.

Sections of Ghanaians have questioned the resolve of government to retrieve the GH¢51.2 million from Mr Woyome. 

The doubt of some Ghanaians peaked after Attorney-General (A-G), Marietta Opong-Brew withdrew an application to cross-examine the businessman about the use of the money.

Angered by the development, former A-G, Martin Amidu filed a suit at the Supreme Court to be given the opportunity to do the cross-examination.

Lawyers of the businessman were displeased with Mr Amidu’s action resulting in a counter suit to have the former A-G’s case thrown out.

They said Mr Woyome has reached a settlement agreement with Mrs Opong-Brew to pay back the money but the NPP believes government wants to refocus the attention of Ghanaians from the money.

Nana Akomea said President Mahama has not demonstrated the commitment to retrieve the money despite public outcry.

“Fish rot from the head,” he said, adding the President has scars of corruption on him which makes him unfit to lead the nation in the next fours.

 

-joyonline

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