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Monday, 13 July 2009

Corruption in Ghana:Attorney General: Muntaka’s accuser not whistle blower

Mrs Betty Mould, Attorney General and Minister of Justice has dismissed assertions the Principal Accountant at the Sports Ministry, Adim Odoom is a whistle blower.

Mr Odoom in a 17 point allegation accused the Sports Minister, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak of widespread corruption and misappropriation of funds.

The Minister was probed but was exonerated of all allegations by National Security for lack of evidence, leading to the interdiction of his accuser- Odoom and the resignation of the Minister.

Anti-corruption campaigners have chided the president who ordered the interdiction, saying the action might deter future whistle blowers from blowing the cover of corrupt public officials.

But in an interview with Citi news on Monday, the Attorney General said the accusations were not made under the cover of a whistle blower.

She explained whistle blowers provide information only on condition of anonymity, adding, that was not the case with Mr. Adim Odoom.

Mrs Mould maintained Mr. Odoom was willing and ready to defend his accusations, a reason why he sent them to the President with his signature boldly appended.

She was however silent on the next line of action to be taken against the Principal Accountant.

Story by Nathan Gadugah/

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