The Bono Regional Youth Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Efo Worlanyo Tsekpo has thrown his axes again and this time around on the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The vociferous youth leader in a Facebook post sighted by Awake News is asking Dr. Bawumia to consider digitizing and giving serial numbers to the various corruption scandals under their watch led by President Akufo-Addo and himself.
“Bawumia has to digitize and give serial numbers to the scandals under the watch of Nana because I have lost count.” – Efo Worlanyo said
According to Efo Worlanyo, the Vice President who has been adjudged the Digital Leader of the Year 2019 in June will help him get to count the various corruption scandals “because I have lost count”.
Efo Worlanyo’s statement seems to agree with Dr. Lawrence Appiah who said in recent articles that
..NAM 1, PDS, collapsed Banks, PPA, etc. We should beg the President to let us finish discussing one scandal before he produces another one. The current rate of scandals coming out every week is creating traffic in our minds.
For the past two months, there are been reports of alleged corruption scandals almost every week and most recent are the National Youth Authority budgeting about GHc4.5 to train 500 youth in street lights repair for which part of the money has paid without proper procurement procedure; Manasseh Awuni’s Contracts for Sale investigation which exposed the PPA Boss in selling government contracts. The two head of these institutions have since resigned.
The PDS Scandal is said to be one of the biggest corruption scandals in the history of the country leading to the suspension of the concessionary agreement between the government and the Power Distribution Service (PDS).
Awake News’ Efo Korsi Senyo has been going through some reported cases of alleged corruption scandal since the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia led government assumed office on January 7, 2017
And below is a list of only 55 scandals:
1. BOST – Gh15m Contaminated fuel
A scandal; where Ghana has lost about Gh15 million in revenue following moves by the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) to sell contaminated fuel to non-existing oil companies. Documents sighted revealed that BOST agreed and sold 5 million litres of contaminated fuel to non-existing Movenpinna Energy, ZUPOIL.
2. Ministry of Trade/Presidency – $100,000 Cash4Seat saga
Cash4Seat scandal; where the Presidency and Ministry of Trade and Industry and some private persons organized a program for which anyone seeking to sit close by the President had to pay $100,000 bribe to have access.
3. MASLOC – CEO in a unilateral Second hand car importation deal
A scandal where the CEO of Microfinance and Small Loan Center (MASLOC) CEO has been caught in matters of impropriety including singlehandedly procuring about 1,800 home used vehicles from Dextro Impex.
4. GEPA CEO and Deputies sharing company cash
A scandal about the CEO of Ghana Export Promotion Authority, [GEPA] and her 2 Deputies transferring monies from the State Enterprise coffers into their personal accounts.
5. NLA CEO granting his in-law sole sourced contract exceeding CEO’s limit
A scandal about the CEO of the National Lotteries Authority [NLA], Kofi Osei Ameyaw awarding 11 contracts to the sister-in-law, an issue which has raised questions of conflict of interest. The CEO approved the contracts worth more than half a million cedis to Rama Hassan to supply end-of-year packages.
6. MMT CEO/Procurement Officer on tape seeking to breach procurement processes
Metro Mass Transit [MMT] scandal in which the Managing Director was caught on tape circumventing procurement processes in the acquisition of some 300 buses for the company.
7. Planting 4 Food/Jobs – Gh18million dubious expenditure
A scandal where Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Afriyie Akoto was found wanting over a GH10million contract to supply chemicals to fight fall army worms. The procured chemicals turned out to be fake, could not help farmers combat the devastating worms. The Gh8million allocated for the public education to combat fall army worm invasion also saw very little being done, leaving farmers at the mercy of the worms.
8. Dubious $2.5m Ghana Post GPS deal
A scandal where the Akufo Addo Government connived with a company, Vokakom to “dupe” the country $2.5 million in a digital and property address system deal. Even between President Akufo Addo and Dr Bawumia, there is contradiction over the cost of the project as one claim $2.5 million and the other $2.3million. A system Tech Experts say already exist on our phones.
9. Dubious $178 GVG Kelni/NCA deal
A scandal where the Ministry of Communication has signed a $178 million questionable 10 year contract with KelniGVG to provide calls monitoring and revenue assurance, all of which an existing company, Afriwave and NCA have the capacity to do. KelniGVG which is known for supply of building material and groceries has no specific office locations, non-functioning website and reliable contacts for the new project.
10. Dubious $4m mobile interoperability deal
A scandal in which the Akufo Addo/Dr Bawumia regime spent whopping $4.5million state money on a mobile money interoperability platform which the State would have gotten for free.
11. Ghana@60; Gh5.3m GoG expenditure
The Akufo Addo/Br Bawumia Government spent GH5.3million of tax payers’ money on Ghana@60celebrations, contrary to promises that tax payers’ money would not be used. The Chairman of the Ghana@60 Committee, Ken Amankwah who doubles as the President’s brother inlaw is yet to fully render account for the celebration.
12. President Akufo Addo’s assurance that homosexuality in Ghana ‘is bound to happen”
A scandal where President Akufo Addo had through an interview on Aljazeera assured same sex lobbyists, advocates etc that Ghana will legalize the practice and all that his government required was pressure from the advocates.
13. $20,000 Flag Staff House [Presidency] appearance fee
A scandal that the Flagstaff House charges any investor seeking to meet President Akufo Addo $20,000, says Kennedy Agyapong. The MP who made the revelation on Oman fm said the last time he visited the Presidency; the particular office taking the bribe had an unimaginable queue.
14. Kwesi Nyantakyi/Akufo Addo, $5m; Dr Bawumia, $3m etc deal
Ace Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has his lenses caught Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi negotiating a deal on behalf of President Akufo Addo, Vice President, Dr Bawumia and other top Government officials. Nyantakyi who is the President’s ally is seen in a video indicating he has Akufo Addo and his govt in his pocket and that to be able win all manner of contracts in Ghana, $5 million is enough to buy the President.
15. Over 100 Govt member delegation to UN General Assembly in USA in 2017
President Akufo Addo at the last United Nationals General Assembly travelled with over 100 member delegation including family members, party apparatchiks, Chiefs, friends etc, all at the expense of the poor tax payer. Videos of the account showed the entourage in expensive cars.
16. $2.25billion Kenbond scandal
A scandal in which the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Attah who sourced a dubious $2.25 billion loan that attracted the angst of the public. The prospectus notice around the bond was more than limited. 95% of the bond ended up been acquired by a company, Templeton whose Director doubles as the Board Chairman of a company which Ken Ofori, his wife Angela and friend Keli Gadzekpo holds majority shares.
17. Non full disclosure of Assets by Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Attah
The Commission on Human Right and Administrative Justice [CHRAJ] has revealed in its report after investigations into the $1.25billion dubious Kenbond that Finance Minister hasnt disclosed interest in some businesses of his, raising Asset non-declaration matters. Ken Ofori Attah’s action contradicts, Prez Akufo Addo’s claim that all appointees have fully declared their Assets.
18. Unprecedented 998 Presidential staffers list
A scandal about the Akufo Addo/Dr Bawumia Government on appointment of #998 Presidential staffers culminating in wanton depletion of the public purse instead of the promise to protect it.
19. $20M mortgage of Ghana to USA (for Military base)
A scandal that the Akufo Addo Government accepted a $20million from the USA to allow the establishment of a military base here in Ghana, an action Ghanaians described as unsafe and a mortgage of the country’s destiny.
20. Collapse of about 16 universal banks, 23 savings and loan companies and 400 microfinance/credit under Akufo Addo/Dr Bawumia Government with public funds
A scandal in which in less than 3 years in office, the Akufo Addo/Dr Bawumia government has presided over the collapse of seven indigenous banks and other financial institutions. This is contrary to campaign promise that NPP will set up a Financial Stabilization Council to stabilize the struggling financial sector. Clueless Dr Bawumia is unable to help the government avert the situation. Over 15,000 workers have lost their jobs through the collapse of banks and other companies.
21. Appointment of Ex-girlfriends/In-laws/Natives/Ancestors/Friends into Government
The Akufo Addo/Dr Bawumia campaign contrary to the promise not to run a family and friends government has made unimaginable appointments including 3 Ex-girlfriends, sons and daughters, in-laws, natives, friends and ancestors i.e.– seeking to name UG after JB Danquah.
22. Gh800,000 Website cost; Gh770,000 Classroom block; etc
Ministry for Special Developments under the Akufo Addo/Bawumia Government quoted a whopping Gh800,000 for a simple website. As part of the ludicrous budget which attracted the scoffing of Ghanaians, a Mechanized borehole that cost Gh60,000 in 2016 now cost Gh132,000, a 6-unit classroom block which cost Gh450,000 now cost Gh770,000.
23. Air ticket fares costing Akufo Addo appointees Gh100,000
According to A Plus, profligacy has taken over the Akufo Addo/Dr Bawumia Government to the extent that the cost of ticket for a single journey is Gh100,000.
24. Agric Minister’s 745,000 phantom jobs
Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Akoto Afriyie had been mocked by Ghanaians over his 745,000 created jobs claim. They say the jobs are a mere phantom.
25. Another Presidential fleet, aside Osafo Marfo’s request
President Akufo Addo on assumption of office ordered for a new presidential vehicle fleet aside the earlier request made by Osafo Marfo to the outgoing government.
26. Ken Ofori Attah packing key positions with family/friends/acquaintances
The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) has taken on the Akufo Addo Government, and in particular Minister for Finance Ken Ofori Attah for what it says is incessant dependence on “Special Assistants”; family members, friends, natives, Ex-girlfriends etc. for work. CLOGSAG at a press conference said Ken Ofori Attah has so far employed ‘30 Assistants’ who have taken over the duties of Civil Servants at the Ministry.
27. GCMC – Frances Asiam’s stinking deals which attracted the fury of the Board
The CEO of the Cylinder Manufacturing Company, Frances Asiam has side stepped procurement procedures in her management of the company over which the Board met at an Emergency meeting to sack her. The Board rather got dissolved by President Akufo Addo.
28. NHIA – Expose’ by the Auditor General
The struggling National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has been cited for wanton financial waste and abuse of procurement processes. Audit work done by the Ghana Audit Service shows that the Authority may be losing close to 23 million Ghana cedis, plus over 3 million dollars, through a duplication of contract activity and unsubstantiated payments. The Authority has also been found to have abused the single source procurement method.
29. MMT CEO on tape saying President Akufo Addo won’t get Gh2m cut from deal
Metro Mass CEO who was caught on tape circumventing procurement processes was also heard saying he would deny President Akufo Addo his Gh2millon cut from the deal.
30. Profligacy scandal; a minimum of 12 luxurious parties thrown by the first family
Contrary to the promise to protect the public purse, the Akufo Addo/Bawumia Government on assumption of office started organizing luxurious parties for themselves and family. By the end of 2017, the first family alone threw about 12 expensive parties.
31. A Cathedral promise which has sealed the lips of the Clergy
The Akufo Addo Government on assumption of office promised the clergy a Cathedral, a promise which has succeeded in sealing the lips of members of the clergy including those who were critical of the previous Government.
32. Australia 2018 Commonwealth Games Visa scandal
A Visa scandal that had hit the Akufo Addo Government having a Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, NSA CEO and Board Chair have all in a way been implicated per the report compiled by the Youth and Sports Minister.
33. NIA dubious $1.22b national registration exercise
A scandal that the National Identification Authority [NIA] has entered into a dubious deal to provide ID cards at a cost of $1.2billion, a price 1000% more than the past Government was going to do it.
34. TOR for a tank farm fight between Energy Minister/TOR CEO
The Energy Minister and CEO of Tema Oil Refinery [TOR] have been on each other’s throat over Government’s intention to convert TOR’s tanks to permanent tank farms as against the company’s core mandate.
35. National Security paying for Prez Akufo Addo’s private land acquisitions
Following the election of Nana Akufo-Addo as the President and the overnight enrichment, the National Security officials have taken charge of assets acquisition and ejection and eviction of age old squatters in and around Prez Akufo Addo’s private Nima residence, the National Security officials have given the traders and artisans up to March 15 to vacate the area.
36. Hajj Board Chair and Board member fraud scandal
A scandal where a Ghana Hajj Board member, Zakaria Rahman is in hot waters for collecting money from prospective pilgrims who could not travel to Mecca. Four women have reported Rahman to two separate police stations in Accra – Airport and Nima over his inability to acquire Visas and flight tickets for them to travel to Saudi Arabia to observe the Holy pilgrimage.
37. Scandalous $1.37 billion AMERI Novation and Amendment deal
The Akufo Addo government has been rocked by a scandal of an attempt to rip off Ghanaians by seeking to inflate the cost of the AMERI plants from $510 million to $1.37 billion.
38. Forestry Commission CEO and Ashanti Region NPP Chair involved in galamsey
Some chiefs in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti Region have said that Forestry Commission CEO, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie and Ashanti Regional NPP Chair, Bernard Antwi Bosiako are involved in illegal mining in the Apampram Forest Reserve.
39. Ministerial Appointment jumped from 110 to 121
Contrary to expectations that President Akufo Addo will heed the call of Ghanaians to cut down on his Ministerial appointments from #110, he rather increased the number to #112 appointees.
40. Two Chief of Staffs at the [Flag] Bribe Staff House
Two Deputy Chiefs of Staff accused of corruption by A-Plus and tagged as “Thieves of Staff.”
41. A University campus shifted from Afram Plains people to Bunso, near Kyebi
Contrary to original plans to locate in Donkorkrom, Afram, a campus of University of Environment and Development studies, the Akufo Addo/Dr Bawumia Government has diverted the project to Bunso – Akyem, attracting the angst of the people of Afram Plains and Somanya.
42. GHc5million released by Presidency for NPP Cape Coast conference
An enraged NPP Deputy General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen caught on tape exposing President Akufo Addo and the Flag Staff House on the poor tax payers Gh5million released for the organization of the NPP’s Delegates Conference in Cape Coast.
43. DKM/God is Love/Jester Motors victims
A scandal out of the failure of the Akufo Addo Government to honor promises made to DKM/God is Love/ Jester Motors victims of scam to have their savings refunded.
44. GNPC’s under pricing of Ghana’s crude oil
Crude oil under pricing scandal has hit the government and GNPC. $34million has so far been lost as revenue out of the under pricing. Some have accused government of deliberately doing so to divert the money into private pockets at the expense of critical needs including infrastructure for a struggling free SHS program.
45. Questionable payment by BOST to Springfield
A scandal that has hit BOST in 2018 over questionable payment made to Springfield Energy, a company whose debt claims, an independent auditor, Ernst and Young investigated in 2013 and cleared BOST of any indebtedness.
46. Goats/Cows/Money as bribe for Akufo Addo MMDCEs Appointment
A scandal that the former Northern Regional Chair of the NPP, Bugri Naabu was collecting goats, cows and money from potential MMDCEs from the Northern region. Bugri could not deny but to also hit back, accusing Otiko Afisa Djabah as not being a straight person.
47. Oslo $12million Chancery scandal
December last year, the Minority in Parliament led their Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa raised a red flag on an attempted bloated purchase of a building to house Ghana’s new mission in Norway. The property located No. 3 Sigyns Gate, 0260 Oslo opposite the Frogner Park in Oslo was to be purchased at $12 million to be used as Ghana’s Embassy.
48. Ghana Maritime Authority scandal:
Former director-general of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), Kwame Owusu was accused by political activist, Kwame Asare Obeng, of financial misappropriation.
The documents revealed that Owusu allegedly spent GH¢135,000 on a staff end-of-year party in 2017.
49. Appointees’ Girlfriends on Payroll and sexual favors scandal
From some unhappy NPP foot soldiers, a scandal that had hit Akufo Addo/Bawumia government, that some appointees and party executives have their girlfriends on payroll of State Enterprises. Some other NPP ladies also had complained they are denied opportunities by appointees because they refuse to give in to the sexual demands of the appointees.
50. Contracts for Sale:
The suspended Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), A.B Adjei, has been reported to the Commission on Human Rights AND Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the Office of the Special Prosecutor, after the release of a documentary titled Contracts for Sale.
51. PDS scandal:
The minority side in Parliament has called for a thorough investigation of what has come to be referred to as the PDS scandal.
This follows the abrogation of the contract between Ghana and the Power Distribution Service with regard to the management of power supply in the country owing to allegations of financial misappropriation.
52. USD$200 million new parliamentary chamber
The government has approved as proposal to build a new Chamber for the Parliement of Ghaan at the cost of 200million US dollar but was dropped due to public outrage.
53. GHc4.5 Million National Youth Authority scandal
The National Youth Authority is said to have spent over GHc4.5 million to a company for the training on about 500 youth in “Youth in Streets Light Repairs”
54. The De-Eye Group’s Manasseh Investigation
Giving of Osu Castle to private company as a training ground in what Manasseh dubbed “Militia in the hart of the city”
55. Anas’ Galamsey Fraud part 1 and 2
An investigation that indited some publication officers at the presidency receiving bribe to engage in illegally mining whiles the president declare war to fight galamsey
By: Efo Korsi Senyo / awakenewsroom.com