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General News of Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Source: citifmonline.com

We’ll unseat and arrest K.T. Hammond over drill ship – Asiedu Nketia

The General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said they would arrest Ghana’s former Deputy Energy Minister, K.T. Hammond for the role he played in the sale of Ghana’s drill ship.

K.T. Hammond, under whose watch the ship which belonged to the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) was sold, was to be investigated by the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) per government’s directive after a Judgment Debt Commission’s report.

Mr. Hammond was to explain to EOCO, how he disbursed an amount of US$900,000 which was left after the sale of the drill ship.

But K.T. Hammond who is the current Member of Parliament for the Adansi Asokwa constituency subsequently went to court to seek an order to quash the findings of the Commission against him.

However, speaking at the launch of a nationwide outreach programme for the NDC at Fumso in the Ashanti Region, Asiedu Nketia stated that his party is hopeful of unseating K.T. Hammond adding that, that would pave the way for the government to pursue him over the sale of the drill ship.

“We now know K.T. Hammond’s smoothness level. So he is about to go on retirement, there is no doubt about that. When he’s on retirement, before he would have his peace of mind to enjoy his retirement, we will invite him to come and show us where the drill ship is.”

“So he thinks being in Parliament is a protection for him because he thinks he has privileges as a parliamentarian…so if he is dragged to court over the drill ship saga, people would say we have arrested an MP. This year, he would exit Parliament and after that we would arrest him and question him about the whereabouts of the drill ship,” he added.