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General News of Thursday, 22 December 2016


Whittal’s appointment compensation for past and future protection – Amidu

Anti-Corruption campaigner, Martin ABK Amidu says President Mahama’s late appointments are calculated to help sweep under the carpet several corrupt matters likely to be probed by the incoming government.

In his latest epistle, Mr. Amidu said the Mahama-led NDC administration ought to have been circumspect of how it handles “the last days of its dying pangs as a Looter Government so that the Independent Prosecutor may have mercy upon them.”

According to the Former Attorney General, the recent appointments, especially Whittal’s appointment to CHRAJ uncovers the plan of President Mahama to shield corruption.

“My kinsman is being appointed the Commissioner for the CHRAJ when after wasting the public purse up to the Supreme Court to contest whether or not the suspects in the Mabey and Johnson case could be investigated for corruption he chose to go to sleep after promising he was going to investigate using the trove of credible evidence I sent CHRAJ in the case as Attorney General. This same kinsman of mine white washed the Ford Expedition Saga even though he knew the CHRAJ had no jurisdiction over the President because the Attorney General could not prosecution him even if he were found culpable by CHRAJ. So even though he is my kinsman and culture requires me to keep quiet, I ask myself as an enlightened Ghanaian Putting Ghana First whether this appointment is compensation for past and future protection. This is a problem of conscience and not kinship or ethnicity – wrong is wrong no matter who is the beneficiary!”

“When I look at how the Looter Government is preparing its final exit after its miserable and unprecedented defeat at the polls, I am left in no doubt that Ghana would have been bankrupted with another four years of this looter Government in power,” Mr. Amidu stated.

President Mahama on Tuesday swore in new heads for CHRAJ and the NCCE, a move which the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has described as being duplicitous given prior agreements made during transition team meetings.

The government has also been criticized for signing last hour contracts including an €18 million e-waste contract signed by the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga days after the party’s defeat at the December 7 polls.