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General News of Saturday, 28 August 2021


Mahama’s corrupt deals were undertaken by Agambire of RLG fame -NPP

John Boadu, NPP General Secretary made the allegation at a press conference John Boadu, NPP General Secretary made the allegation at a press conference

General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is alleging that under former president John Dramani Mahama, all the “dubious” deals under his administration were undertaken by his friend, Roland Agambire, who was the Executive Chairman of Agams Holdings.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, August 26, he noted that the latest judgement on the international arbitration between the Bank of Ghana and Sibton Switch Limited is a case in point in which Mr Agambire was at the centre of being granted contracts without prior approval from the Public Procurement Authority (PPA).

He further alleged that the deal benefited Mr Agambire, who used some of the money “for homes in Dubai and for paying media houses for NDC adverts for 2012”.

“The fallout from the exposé was that the contract, was awarded at a cost of GH¢4.6billion under John Mahama,” the NPP General Secretary told journalists in Accra.

“What is even more remarkable about what has happened is that again, a lot of people were quoting billions of dollars and it became an issue of public debate, but this system has now been built for less than $4 million dollars under the NPP government.

“Is it not more worrying that, all dubious deals under Mahama were carried by the RLG man?” he wondered, disclosing: “Mahama advised Agambire to go into hiding after the elections.”

He was responding to claims by Mr. Mahama that corruption has worsened under the current administration with the president showing no commitment to fight it.

But Mr. Boadu said “In any event, as a former President, Mahama does not have to wait to deal with corruption. He knows the institutions within government responsible for investigation and prosecution.

"He can report his so called evidence of corruption allegations about the NPP to any of the enforcement agencies that Ghana can boast off, including the Special Prosecutor that he, Mahama, has advised to be independent.”

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