I never took $30,000 per diem under Kufuor gov't for travelling - Sefa Kayi denies allegations

I never took $30,000 per diem under Kufuor gov't for travelling - Sefa Kayi denies allegations

Kwame Sefa Kayi, has denied taking $30,000 as per diem under the tenure of former President Kufuor when he was part of the ex-president’s entourage to the United Nations General Assembly in 2008.

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Sefa Kayi made the comments following allegations from some newspapers sympathetic to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the CEO of Accra-based Citi FM, Samuel Atta Mensah and Gabby Otchere Darko, were spending government’s money.

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In 2008 President Kufuor went to Washington for a state visit from there to UN General Assembly meeting and six media practitioners, including me, had the opportunity to be part of government entourage. It later came out that we took $30, 000 dollars daily per diem,” the host of Kokrooko said.

I never took $30,000 per diem under Kufuor gov't for travelling - Sefa Kayi denies allegations

I never took $30,000 per diem under Kufuor gov't for travelling - Sefa Kayi denies allegations

He continued, “they used pictures of us in their publications and peddled falsehood about us including my own friend Kobby Fiagbe, Managing Editor of Ghanaian Lens newspaper."

“It is not true and it was a propaganda…..We normally waste time as a country and I will use myself as a test case here."

Kwame Sefa Kayi drew a parallel between his experiences and that of Samuel Atta Mensah better known as Sammens of CITI FM and Gabby Otchere-Darko of the New Statesman newspaper.

Like what happened to me the same is happening to the Citi FM’s Managing Director Samuel Atta-Mensah," Sefa Kayi added.

A video of Sammens and Gabby being heckled in New York had made rounds on social media earlier.

I never took $30,000 per diem under Kufuor gov't for travelling - Sefa Kayi denies allegations

I never took $30,000 per diem under Kufuor gov't for travelling - Sefa Kayi denies allegations

In the video, protesters accused Gabby and Sammens of hijacking the presidency and travelling on taxpayers' money freely.

However, both gentlemen have come out to deny, claiming that they had paid for their trip to New York to attend the UN General Assembly themselves.

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