- Hon. Kwabena Akandoh says the Akufo Addo administration is vindictive
- He says gov't will stop at nothing to tarnish the name of businessman ibrahim Mahama
Member of Parliament (MP) for Juaboso, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, has stated that he wouldn’t be surprised if businessman Ibrahim Mahama, younger brother of former President John Dramani Mahama, was dragged to court for not paying his TV license.
As far as to Hon. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh - who’s a member of the opposing National Democratic Congress (NDC) – is concerned the Akufo Addo led administration is “vindictive”, and will stop at nothing to put the screws on the former president’s brother. He related that the amount of contempt for Ibrahim Mahama some members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) harbor for him has reached “the realms of absurdity”.
Over the past few weeks Mr. Ibrahim Mahama has consistently made headline news over his dealings with two major state institutions, namely the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), and Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).
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Among recent development, the business was ordered by EOCO to pay the tune of GHC 12.7 million’s worth of import duties in order to settle his debt with the GRA. He also recently appeared in court in relation to one of his company’s delay in paying its employees SSNIT contributions.
Speaking on Adon TV’s Badwam, Hon . Kwabena Mintah Akandoh stated that the current administration was going out of its way to persecute and tarnish the former president Mahama’s brother.
“I’ll not be surprised if tomorrow he’s hauled before the law court with the charge that he jumped the red light, the next time, he’ll be in another court with the claim that he has not paid his TV license fee.”
“Should he be persecuted because he’s a brother of a former president when he’s doing legitimate business? A leading member of the governing party has vowed publicly to kill himself if Ibrahim Mahama is not jailed, and so in order that the person does not carry out his threat of killing himself, the businessman must be harassed and suffer for no wrong done. Ibrahim Mahama is being unfairly treated."