- The MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has jumped to the defense of the Director-General of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), Kwame Owusu
- According to him, reports that Owusu misappropriated funds are false
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has jumped to the defense of the beleaguered Director-General of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), Kwame Owusu.
Speaking on Asempa FM on Monday, November 5, 2018, Agyapong said he believes he could have said worse things if he were in Owusu’s shoes,
In that respect, he went on, Owusu’s reaction was the best, in so far as he is concerned.
Agyapong went on to say that Owusu is his good friend, and reports saying he had misappropriated funds to build a hotel in his hometown were false.
“Kwame Owusu is a very good friend of mine and he tells me everything. Why have journalists in this country refused to do due diligence before accusing him of misappropriating funds?” he asked.
He further revealed that the party was held at the premises of the Ghana Maritime Authority, and for that reason, there was no form of conflict of interest.
“The party was held at the Ghana Maritime premises. There is nothing like a conflict of interest anywhere so you guys should shut up.
In fact, if I were Kwame, I would have said worst things. This is just nonsense; excuse me but this is just stupid,” he stated.
The outspoken MP also dismissed claims that Owusu’s outfit spent GHC10,652 on food for 8 people at the Luxe Suites Hotel for one night.
According to him, the GHC10,652 was the total amount spent on several meetings including the management and stakeholder meetings on maritime security fees and charges at the head office.
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