Agyapa: Next NDC gov’t will punish culprits -Asiedu Nketia

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The Next National democratic Congress (NDC) government will punish masterminds of the controversial Agyapa deal.

According to the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the next NDC gov’t will investigate, punish all culprits and masterminds behind what they term “Agyapa” robbery.

Addressing journalists at the party’s’ 16th Edition of the Weekly Press Briefing, General Secretary of the party, Mr. John Asiedu Nketiah said, the “Agyapa” scam, like other similar corrupt acts under the Akufo Addo government, will not go unpunished.

“Finally, we must serve notice, that this “Agyapa” scam, like other similar corrupt acts of the Akufo Addo government, will not go unpunished. We have just about twenty-seven days to Vote for Change like the Americans have done.

“The new government of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama and the NDC “Insha Allah”, shall investigate this “Agyapa” robbery and punish all the culprits and masterminds behind it through the Operation Sting crusade. Let it be known that crime has no expiry date. It is just a matter of time,” he said.

Parliament in August approved the controversial Agyapa Mineral Royalty Limited agreement with the government of Ghana despite a walkout by the Minority.

The agreement generated some controversies between the government of the day, some CSOs and some opposition parties.

However, President Akufo-Addo on 2nd November, 2020 directed the Finance Minister to take the Agyapa deal back to Parliament following the completion of the corruption risk assessment by Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu.

Mr. Asiedu Nketiah advised President Akufo-Addo to retrieve for the state the billions of Cedis his government has illegally paid under the shady “Agyapa” deal to Databank, which is owned by his cousin and Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta; African Legal Associates, which is owned by another cousin of his, Gabby Otchere Darko; and their foreign collaborators within the next 7 days.

He warned that if the President fails to retrieve these monies, the NDC and other like-minded progressive forces, shall embark on series of protest and legal actions to ensure that every pesewa paid to these companies are refunded to the State for nation building.

Ghana | l Vincent Kwofie.