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General News of Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Source: Kasapa FM

Audit Service Board Chair to sue Asiedu Nketia over forgery claims

Board Chairman of the Ghana Audit Service, Prof. Edward Dua Agyemang has vowed to take legal action against General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia over allegation of forgery and conflict of interest.

Asiedu Nketia addressing a press conference on Tuesday launched into a tirade against Professor Edward Dua Agyeman, saying the latter lacks integrity to occupy his office.

Asiedu Nketia accused the Akufo Addo administration of blowing $6million on private investigations into activities of some former appointees of the Mahama government. He rejected a recently leaked special cabinet audit report indicting some Mahama appointees.

Asiedu Nketia aka General Mosquito argued that the Chairman of the Cabinet Committee integrity was tainted by scandals in the past and does not deserve to hold the position as the Board Chair of the Audit Service.

“It was Prof. Dua Agyeman who in 1983 was banned by the Institute of Chartered Accountants-Ghana from practicing Accountancy and Auditing in Ghana for forging an Audit report for a private firm whose Accounts he’s neither seen nor audited. The person who has been appointed by Nana Akufo-Addo to chair the Audit Service Board and who is being asked to recruit these private firms in the name of Cabinet Committee’s kitty, he’s the person who now has been recycled to chair the Audit service board by Nana Akufo-Addo to fight corruption.

He continued:”It was the same Dua Agyeman, who in 1986 led a team to conduct special investigations and at the end of the exercise presented a false report causing some heads of department to suffer unjustly even though they were innocent leading to Dua Agyemang being sacked during the PNDC time.”

But Prof. Dua Agyemang has not taken kindly to the comments by Asiedu Nketia, saying he’ll drag him to court to clear his name of all allegations leveled against.

“I’m going to take legal action against Asiedu Nketia for what he said, I will do it in my own time,” he told Starr FM’s Ibrahim Alhassan.