- Former Ghana Maritime Authority boss has revealed that a staff and member of the NPP was behind his woes at the GMA
- According to him, that individual wanted to occupy his position
- He therefore cleared the air of the involvement of any member of the opposition NDC
The former Director-General of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) Kwame Owusu has disclosed that his woes at the GMA were orchestrated by his own colleague and member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to him, a staff of the GMA who wanted his position leaked the memos that were used against him to the media for him to be unjustifiably attacked.
Speaking on his woes at the GMA on “Good Evening Ghana”, Mr Owusu said contrary to the perception among a section of the public, the opposition NDC had no hand in his troubles.
“I know the individual, I think his motivation was that he was interested in the position himself. He’s a party man, it has nothing to do with NDC people doing that. I’m a hundred percent certain that it had nothing to do with NDC. He leaked the memo to the media and asked them to go after me,” he said.
Mr Owusu, made the news headlines after he organised an end-of-year dinner for staff at a cost of GHC 135,123 which he explained that the Authority budgeted for 500 people despite a staff strength of 200 to cater for stakeholders, wives, girlfriends and dependents.
He was also cited for renovating his two-bedroom official residence and expanded it into a four-bedroom house fitted with 11 air-conditioners all at the cost of GHC 1million.
He however explained that the Prestige Division of the Public Works Department (PWD) cleared the project.
He, however, received huge public bashing as these expenditures were deemed profligate.
Mr. Owusu subsequently resigned from office but has been recently appointed as the Board Chairman for the Ghana Revenue Authority(GRA).
In other news, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) released provisional results for the 2019 West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) on July 30.
Since the results were released, there have been many stories of students from across the regions of Ghana doing extremely well.
One such person who did so well in the exams is, Chris Mensah Amentor, a boy from Odoben Senior High School (in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa constituency of the Central region.
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