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Opinions of Monday, 18 October 2010

Columnist: Agbodza, Kwami

RE: Nana Addo Rejected State Land Offer.

By Kwame Agbodza

I am happy to see Nana Akufo Addo enter the debate regarding how juicy state lands were fraudulently distributed under President Kufour’s NPP thanks to Gabby Otchere-Darko who runs an NPP pressure group called Danquah Institute. If Akuffo Addo rejected the land on the basis that it was unethical, how come others including Chief Justice, Her Ladyship, Theodora Georgina Wood swallowed it only to vomit it latter? I wonder what kind of justice I will get if I were to go to court over the way in which the lands were ‘unethically shared’ or ‘stolen’, your guess is good as mine.

Gabby is clearly saying that, Akuffo Addo was aware the fraud being carried regarding the lands.’ Nana Akufo-Addo did not acquire any State Land, He added that though as Foreign Minister, the International Students Hostel Area was under him, (Nana Addo) Mr Otchere Darko said when issues about the sale of the plots came up, Nana Addo made it clear to him, (Gabby Otchere-Darko) that he did not think it was ethical for the sector minister to benefit from any such public offer and that he had never acquired land from the state’. This is similar to Akuffo Addo promising 50,000 more police officers to stop crime but did not see anything wrong with tonnes of cocaine missing under the nose of the police during the NPP’s maladministration between 2001 and 2009.

I challenge Nana and Gabby not to economise the truth, they need to come clean and tell us who offered the lands to Nana and how he rejected it.Hmmm...why didn’t Nana also reject the offer of the Land cruiser? As a lawyer Nana knows that when you witness a crime, you are obliged by our constitution to report it to the police. Why did Akufo addo keep mute of the looting of the lands till now? It is even more shocking to note that Akufo Addo was the Foreign Minister at the time of the scum. The land scheduled for the building of a new office complex for his ministry. I think Akuffo Addo’s role in this matter is even worse than that of the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship, Theodora Georgina Wood... http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=195303. Why didn’t Akuffo Addo advice Her Ladyship not to take part in unethical action? Nana Akufo addo has already told us he will be running his campaign on President Kufour’s records. The Kufour/NPP record is clear, unethical behaviour or looting of land is one of them. Is this what Akufo Addo is promising the good people of Ghana?

Nana Akufo addo hardly comments on any national issue that really matter to the people of Ghana. Nana will hardly comment on the wonderful works the NDC is doing in the good management of the economy leading to an unprecedented low inflation and other economic indices, improvement in food production, healthcare delivery, investment in education and drastic reduction of ILLICIT DRUG TRADE. In my view Akufo Addo is confessing that, he knows the NPP government was fraudulently or unethically annexing state land to their cronies but decided to do nothing. If Akuffo Addo calls president Mills ‘Professor Do little’ about the economy, I say Akuffo Addo is a ‘Lawyer Do Nothing’ about fraud. God Bless Us All

Kwame Agbodza