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General News of Thursday, 3 May 2018

Source: YEN

6 top Ghanaian officials who have been branded with corruption tags

Ghana as a country has over the years witnessed high profile corruption cases involving some political figures as well as civil servants.

While some officials involved in alleged corruption cases have been tried and found guilty by competent court of jurisdiction, others have also been left off the hook due to lack of substantial evidence.

However, there are some personalities who have been branded corrupt by public court of opinion due to media freedom and free speech.

Although the corruption tags and allegations against some of these Ghanaian officials are widespread, there is no enough proves and evidence to prosecute these officials.

Others have also suffered ‘character assassination’ due to corruption tags against them through the media. Some of these corruption claims according to others are just mere allegations that have not been proven by any competent court.

This week, has identified some top Ghanaian officials who have suffered character damage due to some corruption perception and allegations against them

1. Alfred Woyome

Alfred Agbesi Woyome is standing court trial over GHc 51 million judgement debt wrongly paid to him by the state.

2. John Mahama

Former President Mahama was widely criticized in 2016 for accepting Ford gift worth GHc100,000 from a Burkinabe contractor who was subsequently awarded some government contracts.

3. Kwesi Nyantakyi

Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of Ghana FA has faced media bashing on a number of occasions for alleged corruption at GFA

4. Dr Stephen Opuni

Dr Stephen Opuni is standing trial on 27 counts of willfully causing ¢217million financial loss to the state in 3 years through fertilizer contracts.

5. William Tevie

William Tevie, and four others, have been put before a High Court over an alleged fraudulent $6 million contract between the NCA and Infraloks Development Limited (IDL).

6. Dzifa Aku Ativor

Former Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor has in 2016 resigned her post over the controversial branding of 116 buses for the Metro Mass Bus Transit Company which cost Gh?3.6million.

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