GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi has claimed that government contractors pledge five per cent kickback to family members of President Nana Akufo-Addo to facilitate the prompt payment of monies the government owes them.
Speaking to undercover journalists in the Anas No. 12 investigative video, Nyantakyi said the situation had arisen due to the government's delay in paying contractors.
He said to get around the problem, contractors would go to Akufo-Addo's brothers and pledge five per cent of the money the government owes to them, if they help in retrieving it.
He said Akufo-Addo’s brothers would then use their access to the seat of government to facilitate the quick payment of the contractors’ money in exchange for the five per cent cut.
To demonstrate the severity of the problem, he claimed that contractors that delivered services during the administration of the NDC may never get paid.
"....As for the NDc contractors, their money will rot," he stated.
Nyantakyi, who thought he was speaking to wealthy investors, said Akufo-Addo and his family members were broke, having allegedly sold a lot of their property to finance the 2016 election.
He said the family members were complaining of financial hardship, putting pressure on Akufo-Addo to look for money to settle them.
To that end, the GFA president said Akufo-Addo would gladly accept a $5 million bribe from investors in exchange for handing them contracts.
Nyantakyi had earlier told the “investors” that the deputy minister of roads, Anthony Karbo, wanted them to bring over $12 million to be used to “settle” some powerful forces in government in exchange for road contracts.
He said $5 million would go Akufo-Addo, $3 million to Vice-President Bawumia, $2 million to Roads Minister Kwasi Amoako-Atta, and $1 million to Karbo, the deputy.
The GFA president told the “investors” that the Karbo had assured him that once they paid the money to president and others, they could begin executing multi-million dollar contracts immediately.
He added that after the initial contracts had been executed, they would issue more bribes to the president and other powerful government elements, landing even more juicy contracts in return.
“Then we will take over the country,” he said excitedly.
The explosive allegations have stunned the country and sparked calls for an all-encompassing investigation into the role of the president and his aides in the mess.
However, President Akufo-Addo and his vice, Bawumia, have strongly denied any mutually-beneficial financial relationship with Nyantakyi.
In an interview with Anas, Akufo-Addo described the allegation that he was open to receiving a $3 million bribe as "completely false".
Bawumia, for his part, stated that he knew Nyantakyi only in "official circles".
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