Feature Article of Monday, 2 July 2012
Columnist: Acolatse, Richard
The Forum for Transparency and Good Governance is calling on the
Government to publish the names of all the directors of Africa Automobile so that major questions that need answers can be answered by these directors. We believe the government cannot be paying judgement debts of 1.5 billion Ghana cedis to faceless individuals who are hiding behind curtains.
We find it extremely disappointing that Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa a government minister will use state resources to go round defending a private company that has not shown any evidence of a signed contract to supply any vehicles to the government of Ghana.
We at the Forum for Transparency and Good Governance will like to ask a few questions
1.Why does this company use only a post office Box as identification?
2.Why are there no existing offices for Africa Automobile?
3.Why is Mr Kwamena Ahwoi desperate to hold a press conference ? who is he going to cover up for?
4.Why is President Mills again just sitting down doing nothing allowing all these monies to be paid?
5.The Auditors General report shows that 8.3 million Ghana cedis has already being paid. Which Attorney General negotiated this settlement and who authorised these payments?
Some years ago a group of Ghanaians calling themselves revolutionaries set up Citizens Vetting Committees and public tribunals to convict corrupt public officials. People including pregnant women and a blind man were sentenced to various terms of imprisonment with hard labour. Some died in prison, at the hands of Mr Kwamena Ahwoi ,Cecelia Johnson, Geroge Agyekum, Tsatsu Tsikata and others.
Today, Mr PV Obeng, a man obsessed by sheer greed, is trying to grab a house belonging to an Italian businessman at Ogbojo in Accra at the expense of his children and grandchildren. This same P.V. Obeng who transferred a pallet of Bank Notes from the Bank of Ghana to the castle and owns 18 houses in Tema.
Today the apostles of probity ad accountability can spend 20 million dollars to build their party office yet they burnt to ashes the hotels owned by innocent businessmen.
Today the guardians of social justice like Alex Segbefia and Okudzeto Ablakwa can buy 5 million dollar houses in Roman Ridge and a house in the United States of America, They can even afford to lose their girlfriends doing politics. Some politicians lost their lives defending truth, freedom and justice in Ghana Mr Ablakwa!
Today the protectors of the Better Ghana Agenda like Betty Mould Idrissu can get percentages from judgement debt payments and buy £250, 000 houses in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to live and comfortable life.
We call on all Ghanaians to come together to say No to the payment of these monies to Africa Automobile .
We call for a full refund of the monies already paid and a prosecution of the Attorney General whose actions led to the payment of the 8.3 million Ghana cedis
Dr Richard Acolatse
Forum for Transparency and Good Governance
Roman Ridge Accra.
Source-Forum for Transparency and Good Governance, Roman Ridge Accra