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After The Evidence, The Real Truth. Critical News, 21st July 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 21, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Cape Coast city center stinks.  Once the Crown Capital, the roads surrounding and between Kotokraba market carry a putrid smell of rotting debris and fish commingled with body smells and heat that does not easily welcome the sensitive tourist.  The travel to Cape Coast is still an excellent one and commonsense driving (except for Mankessim) makes it easy and incident free, until the directionless city and stench hit you and the roads fail to impress.  Poverty engulfs you in Cape Coast.  It is unfortunate and it is sad, because it has all the trappings of the best tourism in Ghana.

However, it does not compete with the rot yet to be made public from the GYEEDA report suppressed by Government, contrary to what we heard when the commission of enquiry was set up.  Also totally contrary to the Government that pledges an open and transparent dialogue with the citizens of Ghana.  From what I know about GYEEDA, the corruption runs deeper than this Government will ever reveal.  The key ministry responsible was Youth and Sports.  Akua Sena Dansua, Rashid Pelpuo and Kofi Humado each at different times as Ministers, signed these contracts without much oversight.  Most of these contracts are yet to be executed and the sums of money involved are clear.  Read my earlier disclosure from here.  The GYEEDA modules are not sophisticated.  Actually they are rather frivolous and clear mechanisms to siphon money from other funds for other purpose.  The Mahama Government is most complicit in this.  They either knew or were a part of the schemes or they did not, which is even worse, because it was right under their nose, within their own Ministries.  Both Deputy Ministers of Finance Seth Terkper and Fifi Kwetey as well as the Central Bank Governor were all part of and are all still in this Government.  The Civil Service structure is still in place and they know what went down.  Former Finance Minister Kwabena Duffuor is pretending he is out of Government and thus had nothing to do with anything, praying none ask him a question.  But we are going to go there, just as we are going to look at LESDEP, YESDEC, Beach Brigade and many other social protection schemes not accounted for.  And whilst I am here, let me say that there is also a ghc552million discrepancy in Government’s accounting that has not been explained. Read the rest of this entry »

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