Amissah-Arthur Implicated In ‘Fraudulent’ Judgement Debt Payments
The Member of Parliament for Asikuma-Odobeng-Brakwa, PC Appiah Ofori, says Kwesi Ammisah Arthur’s choice as the Vice President of the nation is a wrong decision on the part of President John Dramani Mahama.
He has, therefore, vowed to lead a crusade to ensure that the former Governor of the Bank of Ghana does not become the Vice President of the nation.
Speaking on Citi FM, Mr Appiah Ofori accused the vice presidential nominee of presided over the Bank of Ghana that allowed the ‘fraudulent payments’ from the Consolidated Fund in the name of judgment debts instead of protecting the public purse.
He cited the Woyome scandal to buttress his argument, insisting that Kwesi Ammisah Arthur does not deserve elevation to the position of the Vice President of the country.
The anti-corruption crusader charged: “He failed to perform his functions and failed to prevent the fraud because the money was in the Consolidated Fund and he was the custodian of the fund so what he should have done in accordance with the Financial Administration Act, was to ensure that the payments being made were supported by the appropriate documents. If he had said no, the Finance Minister would not have paid, for instance, Woyome."
“He sat there unconcerned and allowed the loot to take place. What is he coming to do? He doesn’t fit that position and I urge President Mahama should discard him and get another person to come and do the job. John should realise that he has made the wrong choice. And so he should bring another person,” he added.