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General News of Tuesday, 23 June 2015


Bankswitch saga: Hanna Tetteh should be prosecuted

A whistleblower in the Bankswitch case is calling for the prosecution of Foreign Minister, Hanna Tetteh for the abrogation of contract awarded to Destination Inspection Companies (DICs).

According to Kudzu Akpabey, the then trade and industry minister’s conducts has caused financial loss to the state.

“The one who caused the judgement debt is a candidate for prosecution...,” he stressed.

He made the call while discussing a request on DICs to help government pay-up judgement debt to Bankswitch.

Trade Minister, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah in his bid to prevent further costs wrote to the companies to help government pay the debt in exchange for contracts – a position described by many including the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) as bribery.

But on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Monday, Mr. Akpabey who has firsthand information about the Bankswitch transaction wondered why the former trade minister who caused the liability is walking scot-free.

“So anybody can become a minister in this country and do anything he or she likes,” he quizzed.

Mr. Akpabey charged government to as a matter of urgency begin to prosecute all those found culpable in the Bankswitch case.