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General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017


Opuni will go to jail – Ken Agyapong vows

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New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong says he will personally ensure that former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni, is put behind bars.

According to him, Dr Opuni presided over corruption during his tenure and believes this affected cocoa production in Ghana, hence he must be exposed and jailed to serve as a deterrent to others.

“Opuni will go to jail and I will make sure he pays dearly for his crimes. If we refuse to jail him, Ghanaians will vote against us in the next four years and so we need to get corrupt officials like him away from the country” he said.

Mr Kennedy Agyapong was speaking on Adom TV’s Morning Show “Badwam” Tuesday. President Akufo-Addo, in a letter dated January 12, 2017, and signed by the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, directed Dr. Opuni to vacate his post pursuant to section 14(1) of the Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012 (Act 845).

Hon Kennedy Agyapong argues that Dr Opuni may have been removed from office, but his "deals" had cost the country dearly and therefore “it is time we make him pay for his bad deeds”.

Mr Kennedy Agyapong further alleged that the COCOBOD boss sneaked into his office and started shredding documents believed to be fishy contracts he signed while in office to cover up from the incoming transition team.

“Opuni went to his office on Tuesday at 1 am and started shredding documents.

He again went there on Wednesday at 2 am to do the same thing and I will expose him. Why is he doing that, is it because he knew he would be sacked” he quizzed.

"What he forgot was that he already took a snap shot of those documents and we will deal with him drastically” he declared.

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