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JJ Sold State Assets To Wife, Others At ‘Donkomi’ Prices – Arthur K
 
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18-Jan-2014  
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Former Flagbearer Aspirant Dr Arthur Kennedy has slammed former President Jerry Rawlings’ ‘holier-than-thou’ attitude with regards to corruption.

In a January 15 statement issued from the United States and copied to XYZ News, Dr Kennedy said Mr Rawlings’ self-acclaimed incorruptibility lacks substance.

“Under Mr. Rawlings, there were allegations of corruption in the cement industry, relating to SCANCEM, with revelations in Norwegian Courts DIRECTLY implicating him”, Dr Kennedy recalled.

He said: “Similarly damning allegations were made in the Mabey and Johnson case in Britain. Neither case has been properly investigated. Besides that, the privatisation of state assets, like Nsawam Cannery, most of them sold to NDC functionaries, including Mrs. Rawlings’ 31st December Movement at donkomi prices, continues to be shrouded in mystery. Thus the claim that there was no corruption under Mr. Rawlings is at best, inaccurate”.

Dr Kennedy’s reaction follows former President Rawlings’ recent description of his immediate successor, John Kufuor, as an “autocratic thief” who “stole massively” between 2001 and 2008.

“Kufuor was sending a signal that nobody was going to steal unless he, his family or friends or unless he gives you permission. So he created the impression as if there was law and order in this country – [he] terrorised this country into submission”, he roared.

The former Military Leader also accused Kufuor’s successor, late John Mills of “institutionalising” corruption.

“When we won in 2008, the country was so poised to see that the injustices, the corruption and whatnots was dealt with, in order to right the tree of justice. Mills refused to do it. And that was the beginning of the true destruction of the moral fibre of this country. In spite of his holiness, his refusal to investigate and to deal with the crimes of the Kufuor regime is what led finally to the institutionalisation of corruption in this country.”

Mr Rawlings delivered his harangue when he recently addressed the closing ceremony of the International Youth Fellowship at the Adidome Senior High School in the Volta region.

But his anger against Ghana’s leaders was not limited to his successors.

Mr Rawlings said his predecessors, including Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, and two other former heads of state, Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia and General Kutu Acheampong, all did little to curb corruption.

According to him, their actions and inactions in curbing corruption was what precipitated the agitations and coup d’état that overthrew their governments.

Dr Kennedy however wondered why Mr Rawlings, despite a lot of allegations of corruption in the current Mahama administration, has not hounded President Mahama in similar ascorbic fashion.

‘Since he was condemning corruption, one would have expected harsh words for the Mahama administration too but there were none. He said incredibly, “When people stand up, they want to create the impression to you the young ones as if the corruption started with the young man, John Mahama. No, it started with Kufuor. And that is why I say that Kufuor was an autocratic thief.”’

“So, according to Rawlings, corruption existed under Nkrumah, continued under the NLC, Busia and the Progress Party, the Acheampong regimes, disappeared briefly under the AFRC, reappeared under Limann, disappeared again under his 18-year reign of PNDC/NDC, returned under Kufuor, was continued by Mills and still exists with President Mahama being blameless!! This is despite the fact that many religious leaders, the Chief Justice and even some NDC patriots, like Martin Amidu and Alban Bagbin, have condemned the new ascendancy of corruption in Ghana”, Dr Kennedy wondered.

Dr Kennedy therefore said it is time to call Mr. Rawlings’ bluff.

“I demand full, fair and impartial investigations of all the allegations of corruption by—and against—President Rawlings. If CHRAJ, which reached for the Anane case on its own, will not do this, they must be petitioned by the NPP, joined by the NDC, to set the records straight for the sake of all our ex-presidents, truth and history”.

He said: “If he is concerned about corruption, he should file a formal petition with CHRAJ to have himself as well as Mr. Kufuor investigated. While at it, he will do his anti-corruption credentials a lot of good by clearing his name in Norwegian and British courts”.

“Finally, any such investigation must include the Mahama administration. It is obvious that Mr. Rawlings’ view that the Mahama regime has not indulged in any corruption is not shared by Ghanaians. That is why words like Akonfem, GYEEDA and MERCHANT BANK have become synonymous with corruption. It is ironic that while alive, Mills was regarded by many in the NDC, including Mr. Rawlings, as personally incorruptible. Now that he is dead, the mantle of incorruptibility is being shifted, with difficulty, to President Mahama. That dog will not hunt this time”.
 
 
 
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Name: nana darkwa
Rawlings Should come out and account for all proceeds from the sale of national assets ( factories, companies, institutions, confiscations of individual assets)paid into A F R C and P N D C account A/C # 48. He is suffering from P P D or either being haunted by the soul of all those whom he killed from 1979 through to 2000. OR he himself is inviting those his actions affected to take revenge against him. HIS EVIL DOINGS ARE FOLLOWING HIM.
 
Name: reggystone
WELL SAID AND WRITTEN....CAN'T SAY MUCH
 
Name: YOUYOY
@ babavi YES THIS IS A LESSON FOR US ALL BECAUSE THOSE WHO COME AS SAVIORS ARE RATHER BLOOD SUCKERS.THEY CARE A TOSS ABOUT YOU AND I.INSTEAD OF THEM TO CONCENTRATE AND INNOVATE IDEAS TO SOLVE THE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS WE HAVE,NO,NOT A SINGLE ACTION PLAN COMES FROM THEM TO HARNESS OUR POTENTIALS TO BE INVENTIVE TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT.HOW CAN WE DEVELOP? AND SADLY,WE CALL THEM LEADERS.WHAT BAFFLES ME MOST IS ABOUT RAWLINGS.HE IS ALWAYS ON THE OFFENSIVE YET AFTER 32 YEARS AT THE HELM OF AFFAIRS,I CANNOT SUBSTANTIATE ANYTHING MEANINGFUL THAT RAWLINGS IS DONE FOR GHANAIAN'S.THE GHANAIAN'S HE LOVES SO MUCH THAT HE WILL SACRIFICE HIS LIFE FOR.SOME WILL SAY HIS ACTIONS ARE THE FRUITS OF DEMOCRACY TODAY IN GHANA FORGETTING THAT THIS SAME MAN RAWLINGS NOT A DIFFERENT ONE,OVERTHREW A CONSTITUTIONALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT.WE GHANAIAN'S MUST BE BOLD TO FACE THESE BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES,SCAVENGERS,AND SCOFFERS THEY HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER US.
 
Name: Mallam Tula
Massa; this epilogue about the corruption under Rawlings has been a problem for Ghanaians for many years ; everybody knows Rawlings is thief ; an envious man and corrupt person and a murderer ; the sad fact is that ; he introduced this tribal dimension into his desire to full Ghanaians besides this son of a bastard with no father is still Fulling Ghanaians that he is 'holier than thou'; he has no doubt that still some "***barred word***"" will follow him and believe what he says ; he has taken the opportunity to lecture kids hoping that noeday these kids will take up arms and follow his so called bankrupt ideas of accountability and probity ;the whole idea of perpetuating his invincibility have been promoted by the EWE / Ayigbe tribe including their ignorant chiefs who for some reason belive Rawlings is their son ; the fact of the matter is that Rawlings has never respected these Ayigbe tribe ; the man is married to Ashanti woman whse tribes are even more tribalist thatn the EWEs; as far as Knodu and his clan are concerned Rawlings has no roots in Ayigbe /EWE land because these people are basically inward looking people and are not even prepared to stand up and criticise Rawlings for his past deeds ; look at the Woyome fraud saga ; go into Nsawam prison today about 60 % of the inmates are EWES /Ayigbe besides fraud and stealing is their modus oparadis ;name any fraudulent activity in Ghana today and you shall see an Ayigbe/EWE involved because Rawlings showed them the way ; now Rawlings prefers to accuse other people of corruption but as far he is concerned he was the best and corruptless leader that Ghana ever had ; he claims to be the bravest ; but what Ghanaians should understand is that Rawlings did not start such agitation in the army ;agitation in the army was started by Yeboah and Arthur who killed Kotoka and ended up being shot at the stakes at Teshi firing range there these excuses being given by Rawlings that he is somkind of a leader who started all these agitation in Ghana is all FALSE ; Rawlings rise to power was based on envy ; tribalist and corruption ; to me I think the indeminity accorded Rawlings should be re-examinded by Ghanaians and bold steps be taken to investigate Rawlings for the acquisition of all the assets he acquired for his wife and children including the Ridge bungalow which is state property and does not belong to Rawlings ; for Rawlings is not free man at all besides he should remember that whatever he does his children and grand children including his wife will pay a heavy price for his rule ONEDAY ; Rawlings is simply buying time and hopes that by the time things catches up with him he is dead but I can assure him that he lies BAD !!!!!!!!!; we the people of Ghana will get his BOLLOCKS ONEDAY -TRUST ME EFO RAWLINGS !!!!!!!
 
Name: WOODEN CEIL.ING PAN.ELS
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Name: babavi
When will Ghana stop the blame game and satisfy the masses? Ghana is over 50yrs and still our leaders don't want to change. What are the leaders teaching the youth, only past and unnecessary events.
 



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