The National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Kofi Adams, is accusing the NPP government of witch-hunting some members and sympathizers of the party.
He believes strongly that the Akufo-Addo led government is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to humiliate, frustrate and disgrace innocent members including the Chief Executives Officer of Engineers and Planner, Ibrahim Mahama, who was recently invited by the Economic and Organized Crimes Office (EOCO).
Mr. Adams told this paper that certain indicative witch-hunting is at play, especially in the case of Ibrahim Mahama and the Ghana Revenue Authority and described it as a political witch-hunt designed to tarnish not only Mr. Mahama’s image but also his hard-earned reputation within the business community, both local and international.
Mr. Mahama was invited by EOCO and interrogated for over eight hours, reportedly over accusations that he had issued 44 dud cheques to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) as payment of duties at the port.
The cheques were to offset debts incurred by two companies – MBG Limited and Holman Brothers – for the clearance of some heavy duty equipment at the Tema Port in 2015.
But the NDC national organizer insists that the invitations by EOCO were needless since the matter was already being resolved by the key stakeholders.
According to him, the government’s handling of the issue smacks of an attempt to victimise the businessman because of his link to the past administration.
Ibrahim Mahama was contracted under the erstwhile NDC government to execute various projects, notable among them being the construction of a field to house the Ameri power plant, and his alleged involvement in some cocoa road projects.
The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has directed the Chief Executive Officer of Engineers and Planners to pay the amount of GHc12 million owed the state by May 8, this year.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com /Nana Appiah Acquaye