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Monday, 13 July 2009

Corruption in Ghana: The Looters Must Go says CDM

Pressure group based in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, the Committee for Democratic Movement (CDM), has accused President John Evans Atta Mills of condoning fraudulent financial deals by the Youth and Sports Minister, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, and some Ministers in his administration. The Movement has therefore tasked him to act as a statesman and somebody who is committed to fighting corruption by handing over all the people involved in alleged acts of impropriety to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

According to the Committee, after a thorough reading of the report by the Principal Accountant of the Ministry of Sports as well as the reply of the Hon. Minister, they uncovered that there is more to the story than what is being made known to the public.

The group has condemned President Mills' decision to allow the Minister of Sports to respond to him particularly on the alleged fraudulent deal and charged him, as a matter of urgency, to ensure that Mr. Alex Segbefia, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Kojo Bonsu, Mr. Adim Odoom and anyone whose name has been mentioned in the matter, to resign from office to enable the relevant institutions such as SFO or the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) investigate the case without any interference from the Presidency.

The Committee for Democratic Movement stated these at a press conference in Koforidua yesterday on Alhaji Muntaka's alleged fraudulent deals, fuel increment and the present economic hardship in the country, June 4th Celebration and matters arising. Speaking at the press conference, a leading member of the Committee, Mr. Ibrahim Seidu, reiterated the Movement's commitment to champion democracy and to ensure that the good people of Ghana receive the best treatment from the government.

Touching on the present economic hardship the country is facing, coupled with the increase in the prices of fuel products, Mr. Ibrahim expressed the CDM's disappointment in the government for being careless about the welfare of her people. "We are convinced that because officials of this government do not buy fuel and also get their food supplies from the depots of the castle, they have the guts to increase the price of fuel without any care for the average.

Source: The Ghanaian Observe

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