- The Daily Guide says it has obtained the bank account details of the said ministers
- Top NDC men talking to the ruling government behind closed doors
Bank accounts belonging ex-ministers in John Mahama's administration who are accused of taking double monthly salaries have been obtained. This revelation was done by the Daily Guide.
According to the paper, various ministers took home twice what they are supposed to be paid every month. While some had their monies doubled for a month, others went the whole four year term of Mahama.
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According to reports, these payments are suspected to be unjustified. That would explain why ex-ministers such as Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Fiifi Kwetey and Armah-Kofi Buah have been questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) so far.
Other former ministers have been cited but are yet to be interviewed by the CID. These include former Communications Minister, Haruna Iddrisu. A former deputy minster of the Northern Region, Bashir Alhassan, has been admitted to bail by the police.
Some of the names mentioned were MPs while they served as ministers. But the newspaper explains that the money in question is a double monthly salary for ministerial work only. Indeed, one of the accused Mark Woyongo, an ex-minister, is on record to have alerted authorities when he realised what was going on.
It is reported that since the news broke out, key members of the opposition NDC are looking putting together a defensive narrative. It is is also suspected that some NDC members are speaking to the ruling government behind closed doors to make the matter 'go away'.
The accounts of those Daily Guide claims to have now include those of Nii Lantey Vanderpuije, Fiifi Kwetey and Haruna Iddrisu. Others are Alhassan Azong, Rashid Pelpuo and Eric Opoku.
All of these revelations was brought due to a payroll audit of the office of the President and Parliament from 2012 through 2016. This was ordered by the Akufo Addo administration through the Controller and Accountant-General's department.
According to the laws of Ghana, the offence alleged to have been committed is charged as offences of stealing.
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