- John Mahama has hinted of prosecuting NPP officials complicit in the Agyapa deal
- The NDC presidential candidate says he will work with Martin Amidu’s report on the deal
- The Agyapa Deal has been criticized by anti-corruption crusaders who want it terminated
One of the priorities of a Mahama-Jane administration will be to prosecute officials of the Akufo-Addo administration complicit in the controversial Agyapa deal.
John Mahama made this known during his tour of the Ashanti Region. According to him, all the corrupt things unveiled in Martin Amidu’s report will be prosecuted through his “Operation Sting” anti-corruption program.
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The controversial Agyapa Royalties Deal was one of the major reasons the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu resigned with immediate effect. According to him, President Akufo Addo blocked any chance for him (Martin Amidu) to investigate and prosecute any corruption.
“If NDC wins, the Special Prosecutor’s findings on the Agyapa Deal will be worked with. I will ensure they pay all they spent from the Agyapa Deal. Else, we shall prosecute. I remember Akufo-Addo warning his government appointees to seek work elsewhere if all they are interested in is amassing wealth. See what is happening today. He rather clears appointees implicated in corrupt practices. He is now a clearing agent,” Mahama stated.
Under this strange and controversial deal, Ghana will be selling most of future gold royalties to a Jersey-based company in the United States. The proceeds from this sale will, according to the finance minister, be used to fund several projects in the country.
So far, the President has ordered Parliament to suspend the deal as final works are made to pluck out the loose ends. But anti-corruption organizations are calling for the complete termination of the deal. They say the deal will not benefit Ghana in any way, especially when Gold prices continue to remain unstable across the world.
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