Dr Valerie Sawyerr jumps to Mahama’s defense and calls Rawlings a hypocrite

Dr Valerie Sawyerr jumps to Mahama’s defense and calls Rawlings a hypocrite

- Dr. Sawyerr faulted former president Rawlings for calling ex-presidents Kufuor and Mahama corrupt

- She went on to list of issues that have come up since the current administration assumed office

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Former deputy chief of staff, Dr Valerie Sawyerr, has castigated former president Rawlings, for labelling fellow former presidents, Kufuor and Mahama as corrupt.

Dr Valerie Sawyerr jumps to Mahama’s defense and calls Rawlings a hypocrite
Dr Valerie Sawyerr was the deputy Chief of Staff at the presidency, during the time of John Dramani Mahama

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She began by wondering whether ex-president’s Rawlings’ tenure was free of corrupt practices. She went on to wonder when that of the current president passes the litmus test of corruption.

She did not stop there; Dr. Sawyerr then proceeded to list a incidents that attracted public attention in recent times.

She mentioned the BOST scandal in which 5m litres of contaminated fuel was allegedly sold to Movinpinaa, a company that is neither registered nor licensed, a matter, which is currently being tried by the courts.

She again mentioned the issue of US$2.25 billion worth of bonds, issued by the minister of Finance, of which 95% was allegedly bought by a firm called Franklyn Templeton Investment Limited under mysterious circumstances.

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She added to the list, the issue of the deportation of a person, under mysterious circumstances by the minister of Interior, a matter that is also before the court.

She did not leave out the circumstances under which members of the Philip Addison Committee who were tasked to investigate the AMERI deal, to be heard of, embarking on a trip that was reportedly financed by the company under investigation.

She concluded the list by reminding Ghanaians of the story of cocaine that went missing from Ghana’s ports, and then the unexplained use of GHc5m of public funds for the Ghana@60 celebrations.

According to her, there was no official release on the sourcing of private funds for the event, as previously assured by the government.

To her, for former president Rawlings to have missed all of these was a shock she is yet to recover from.

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She went on to say that there has never been a mention of Rawlings exhibiting hatred for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Therefore, she added, he should exhibit the tenets of transparency, probity and accountability; tenets he claimed to have established the NDC with.

She then shifted focus to the anti – malarial campaign Rawlings was to embark on when he left office. According to her, nothing beneficial came out of that proposed project.

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