Before the Akufo-Addo-led NPP government took over the administration of the country, Ghana was losing a whopping sum of of $1.5 million every month as a result of the bogus contract entered into between the previous Mahama government and Befesa Desalination Development Ghana for the construction and operation of the Teshie-Nungua Desalination Plant.
A forensic audit conducted into the financial management of six state institutions have brought to the fore how the former National Democratic Congress government, led by former President John Dramani Mahama, allowed a whopping sum of over GHC800 million belonging to the state to be misappropriated by his appointees.
Latest emerging evidence suggests a larger potential fraud of about GHC100m allegedly perpetrated against the nation by the previous Mahama appointed Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Ltd (BOST), Kingsley Awuah-Darko, who transferred more than GHC40m into an account titled “Chief of Staff Sundries” run by authorities of then Flagstaff House. The transaction was done under dubious circumstances.
The internal wrangling in the opposition National Democratic Congress has hit the roof, with the crescendo of voices raised in protest against some leading members who have been blamed for the party’s excruciating and ignoble defeat in the 2016 general elections.