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13 Ghanaians petition Amidu on $176m Awuah-Darko, Twum Boafo, others ‘chop chop’

13 Ghanaians petition Amidu on $176m Awuah-Darko, Twum Boafo, others ‘chop chop’
Some 13 (13) Ghanaians have petitioned the workplace of the Particular Prosecutor Martin Amidu to research a report of alleged thievery of state assets by former appointees of then-President John Mahama, MyNewsGh.com has filed.

The Mahama officers named embrace Mr Kwadwo Twum-Boafo of the Freezones Board, Mr George Ben-Crenstsil of the Ghana Requirements Authority, Mr Kingsley Kwame Awuah-Darko of BOST, Sedina A. Tamakloe of MASLOC, Kakra Essamuah of BOST amongst others.

In response to the 13 petitioners, about $176million have been embezzled by these officers mixed and they’re appalled by the seeming silence and lack of motion by Mr Amidu on a few of the instances submitted to him to date, as nothing has been heard from his outfit.

The record of 13 which incorporates legal professionals aligned to the ruling NPP embrace: Sefah Ato Welbeck, Frank Afrifa (Esq), Kyei Baffour (Esq), Francis Odei Ansah, Michael Otu Addo, Philip Kumi, Rita Pokuaa, Felix Tenkorang, Michael Tepre, Elliot Awuku, Theophilus A. Larbi, Robert Osei Bonsu and Stephen Obikyenbi Junior.

See full petition:

Probe Forensic Audit Report (2018), and Auditor Common’s Report (2010-2016)

Your Lordship
Martin Amidu (Esq)
Workplace of the Particular Prosecutor
Cantonments, Accra

Pricey Sir,
REQUEST FOR PROBE INTO THE FORENSIC AUDIT REPORTS OF STATE INSTITUTIONS (2018) AND AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT (2010-2016)

Earlier than your assumption because the Particular Prosecutor in April, Ghanaians would all the time go to mattress on empty stomachs that yearn for justice. However, upon your assumption of workplace–though we’re nonetheless hungry–there’s the hope that we’ll quickly take pleasure in justice on the finish of the tunnel. As Ghanaian Residents, we’ve each proper as enshrined within the 1992 structure to demand probity and accountability from state officers. And this will solely be attainable when it’s accomplished via outfits with prosecutorial/adjudicatory powers just like the Workplace of-of the Particular Prosecutor.

In abstract, the Act (Particular Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959)) which establishes your workplace mandates you to research and prosecute alleged corruption offences, get well the proceeds of corruption and take steps to stop corruption. Nevertheless, shut to 10 (10) months because the coming into drive of the OSP we’ve little or nothing to boast about as Ghanaians. There have been little steps and initiatives to date taken to forestall doom on enemies of the state. At present;

Many Ghanaians appear disillusioned and devastated for the truth that, that they had waited on justice from the OSP for fairly too lengthy but they’ve seen nothing.

We’ll, nevertheless, commend you for the works accomplished thus far. Many might not respect these steps however forgive us on their behalf. What everybody seeks, even faculty youngsters is justice. Suffice to say, let the imprisonment circulate.

We’re cognizant of the truth that your workplace has acquired a variety of petitions (35) of which 27 have been acknowledged and okayed to have labored on quickly. However, our biggest worry, for now, shouldn’t be about what the OSP has achieved however what the OSP isn’t doing. That’s, we have to see or hear one thing from the OSP.

We’re once more cognizant of the truth that, the legislative Instrument (Li) wanted to allow you to function absolutely continues to be pending earlier than Parliament. This we’re conscious that will probably be absolutely operational this yr, 2019. Rumours are that, perhaps, the august home, Parliament, itself, lacks the ethical impetus and clear arms to facilitate its swift passage.
We’re once more conscious of the minor scuffle your workplace had with the workplace of presidency equipment for his or her incapability to furnish you with logistics and necessities that may allow you’re employed successfully. That at some extent you determined to honourably resign ought to it proceed. Immediately, we’re glad that beneath the 2019 finances estimate, Appendix 4A, Serial quantity 49: 

Ministries/Division & Businesses’ Expenditure Allocation, 2019, an quantity of Ghc180,160,231million allocation has been made for the Workplace of the Particular Prosecutor (OSP) to work proactively.

Sir Vigilante, these are good steps. However, dan les eyes of the plenty, it isn’t a lot about LI, threats or funding. It’s concerning the measures put in place to provide us some degree of hope. Many are starting to thought your capabilities while others are additionally starting to ponder over the potential for your incapability to work successfully particularly effecting subpoenas to some members of the erstwhile authorities. Merely since you are of their roots. 

Nonetheless, the President appointed you as a result of he is aware of you very nicely.
It’s as if the OSP is sleeping on the job which isn’t so. As for us, if there’s something in any respect responsible then it ought to be your public relations division. We pray you to have a PR setup that may now and again temporary Ghanaians what the OSP is doing. Hitherto, that is the one petition which has detailed out a number of the steps you’ve gotten taken thus far, and the primary cause why the OSP appear dormant.

Sir, the topic of this petition has to do with corruption and prosecution. Many at occasions we’re stifled and grappled with issues of State considerations particularly when public instances are left to enter the drains. Corruption everyone knows is an age-long canker successive governments particularly this present authorities had vowed to uproot. Nevertheless, Ghanaians noticed corruption being adorned with a advantageous new title in effective linen with impunity underneath the favored ‘create, loot and share’ practices of a specific ruling celebration.

Within the final 9 (9) years Ghana was mesmerised by the seems of probably the most scandalous machinations of all time. Amongst them have been the: Gyeeda–Savannah Accelerated Improvement Authority (SADA), Isofoton, Stx housing deal, Bus branding, Cocaine into soda scandal, Woyome Scandal inter alia.

(a). The bone of rivalry underneath these scandals shouldn’t be solely pretentious and preposterous however an organised crime that smacks Ghanaians within the face. Why would State officers who’re discovered culpable of syphoning state funds be left to go scot free just because they’ve proven indicators of remorsefulness? Is the cassava thief left a free man after begging the sitting decide? By no means, by no means in any respect. So why State robber?

(b). Your Lordship, it’s essential to notice that, authorized issues want many investigations to collect proof earlier than cost. No two methods. Nevertheless, we’re additionally fast to remind you that, justice delayed is justice denied. Ghanaians are dropping their mood. We’re all dropping our mood.

(c). As a result of we all know that you simply gained’t act based mostly on rumour, we’ve got determined to attract your consideration to some very important official paperwork: the Auditor Basic’s Report (2010-2016). We all know you’ve had petitions on the AG’s report. This petition want to reignite your consciousness to how damaging their actions have been. In all of those stories, you will see sheer negligence, embezzlement, diversion of funds, funds for no work executed, diversion of state funds into personal/particular person accounts, abuse of monetary rights and thievery on the a part of public officers. We can’t afford to throw our arms in despair as if we’re helpless when it’s all the time we the taxpayers that endure.

(d). The Financial and Organised Crime Workplace (EOCO) in 2017 per part three (a) of the EOCO Act, 2010 (Act 804), Part 14 (three) of Act 804 engaged specialists to look into the actions of some chosen state establishments.

Sir, we’re by this petition calling for the prosecution of all individuals discovered to have mismanaged and embezzled State funds as captured within the report. Unlisted are a few of the individuals implicated within the 2018 forensic audit report back to have traumatised Ghanaians. And we’ll, nevertheless, react to any type of leniency towards prosecution when the time begins.

GH. TELECOM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
?Prof. Osei. Darkwa
?Dr. Baffour Awuah
Ghc43,434,162.30million
GHANA NATIONAL GAS COMPANY LTD
?Mr. George Sipa Yankey
Ghc39,488,825.35million
BOST CO. LTD
?Mr. Kingsley Okay. Awuah Darko
?Mr. George Aborah
?Mr. Ato Wilson 
?Mr. Kakra Essamuah Ghc285,561,245.80m
MASLOC
?Ms. Sedina A. Tamakloe
Ghc3,193,592million
FREE ZONES BOARD
?Mr. Kwadwo Twum. Boafo
Money:- Ghc11,546,880
GHANA STANDARD AUTHORITY
?Mr. George Ben-Crenstil
Ghc18,821,660.90million
Complete: Ghc402,046,366.35m. The report takes into consideration the cedis/greenback equal and pegs the entire mismanaged funds at: $USD176million

(e). If for nothing in any respect, we’re conscious that, the Particular Prosecutor Act provides you the facility to launch lists of perceived corruption culprits inter alia. Likewise an official ban on journey for all such individuals implicated within the A Stories and Forensic Audit Report.

A minimum of such releases alone give Ghanaians some degree of aid. And will probably be a sew in time that may ship some chills down the spines of corruptible officers barring them from stepping out of the Nation earlier than they’re cleared of all wrongdoings.

As we write, there’s a battle of phrases between ongoing. One faction calls the opposite, corrupt. The opposite faction asserts that, if certainly they’ve syphoned cash then the previous ought to prosecute them. As a result of they (former) have a Particular Prosecutor. What the latter fails to understand is that the SP shouldn’t be political however a personality for all Ghanaians.

Ghanaians are slowly getting devastated as to why the lengthy await justice. We humbly implore you to do your greatest while we additionally do our greatest. Lest you’ll be the worst Prosecutor we ever had in historical past. Thanks and pleased new yr.

Please do acknowledge receipt. Thanks

——SIGNED—–

Sefah Ato Welbeck
Frank Afrifa (Esq)
Kyei Baffour (Esq)
Francis Odei Ansah
Michael Otu Addo
Philip Kumi
Rita Pokuaa
Felix Tenkorang
Michael Tepre
Elliot Awuku
Theophilus A. Larbi
Robert Osei Bonsu
Stephen Obikyenbi Junior

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