The Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe Franklin has reacted to the National Communications Authority, NCA $4million corruption case.
An Accra High court yesterday 12th may, 2020 sentenced three former members of the board of the National Communications Authority (NCA) to a total of sixteen years in prison for causing financial loss to the state in the roles they played in the purchase of cyber security equipment worth over $4 million.
A former board chair of the NCA Mr. Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie was sentenced to six years imprisonment. Mr. William Tetteh Tevie, a former Director-General of the NCA was also sentenced to five years imprisonment and Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman, a former Deputy National Security Coordinator was also sentenced to five years imprisonment.
The trial judge Justice Kyei Baffour in his ruling ordered the Attorney-General to seize assets of the convicts amounting to the tune of three million dollars ($3m)
In a Facebook post, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe said “It is very instructive that offenders of the public purse under the previous JM administration are facing the music. This is no witch hunting at least as far as the NCA case is involved. Just pure collusion to pillage our resources. We need more. But the list under Nana is also growing. Hmmm”
Fighting corruption has become a very topical issues during political campaigns in Ghana.
Prior to the 2016 general election, then Presidential candidate Nana Addo now President alleged that there were many corrupt activities going on in the John Mahama led administration and promised to take them on when elected president to account for their stewardship which the then John Mahama led government denied.
Four years down the line, many appointees in the then National Democratic Congress government are under investigation and some found guilty of engaging in corrupt practices by the courts which many political activists refer to as ‘Political Witch Hunting’