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General News of Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Source: The True Statesman

FONKAR Disowns Ernest Owusu Bempah

The friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings – FONAKAR has disassociated itself from a statement made by Mr. Ernest Owusus Bempah asking the president to dismiss the Former Attorney-General and now Education Minister, Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu, for the payment of judgement debt to Mr. Alfred Woyome, a businessman.

FONKAR wants it to be known and noted that the statement by Owusu Bempah is “entirely his own, and it does not reflect the view of FONKAR”

In a statement issued in Accra at the weekend, the President of FONKAR, Mr Ransford Vanni-Amoah, said:

“In-so-far as Mr. Alfred Woyome followed due process as enshrined in the 1992, constitution to ensure that the judgement debt is paid to him, FONKAR cannot fault him or the former Attorney-General who acted only to ensure that the loss to the state, caused by others, is reduced.

“If anybody feels that either Mr. Alfred Woyome or Betty Mould Iddrissu or both of them have acted wrongly in this matter, the right thing to do is to proceed to court.

“In any case, President Mills has instructed EOCO to investigate the matter, and as he rightly points out, the investigation must smoke out those who caused such a financial loss to the nation,”

The statement called on members of FONKAR to always differentiate for the public their personal sentiments and that of the group.

The statement re-stated FONKAR’s commitment to the principles and ideals of the NDC which it says remains unquestionable and reminded members that in the light of the election of President Mills at the Sunyani congress as flagbearer of the party, all NDC members should close their ranks and support the party to win the 2012 election with a landslide victory.

Meanwhile, the group has extended to its life patron, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and her husband, Flt Lt. (rtd) Jerry John Rawlings, and President Atta-Mills, a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

The True Statesman [1]