The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has revealed what it claims are details of businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome’s cheque book and list of beneficiaries of the GH¢51.2 million wrongfully paid him as judgement debt.
The Director of Communications of the NPP, Nana Akomea, at a press conference in Accra on Monday said Mr Woyome financed many projects of the NDC and paid some sums to some individuals within the party.
He mentioned the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah and Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho as beneficiaries of the booty.
A former Attorney General Martin Amidu had earlier threatened to expose the names of some beneficiaries if given the opportunity to orally examine the businessman.
But Nana Akomea said, “GH¢60,000 payment was made to Mr Jewel Ackah on 16th of June 2011. They include a GH¢20,000 payment to General Mosquito on 2nd September 2011 and GH¢8,000 payment to one Suhuni of Radio Gold.”
He also mentioned the editor of the Insight Newspaper, Mr Kwesi Pratt Jnr as also receiving GH¢2,000 from the money.
According to Mr Akomea, Woyome, from the amount, funding the refurbishment of the NDC office and procurement of motorbikes for a constituency branch of the NDC in the Volta Region.
Other beneficiaries according to the NPP are;
The key beneficiaries, according to him include;
(a)A GHC1 million payment was made to the NDC party on 15 February 2011
(b)GHC75,000 was given to Professor Awunor on 28 June 2011
(c)GHC60,000 was given to Jewel Ackah on 16 June 2011
(d)GHC20,000 was given to NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia popularly known as General Mosquito on 2 September 2011
(e)GHC60,000 was given to former head of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Steve Kpordzih in 2011
(f)GHC8,000 was given to one Suhyini of Radio Gold in 2011
(g)GHC2,000 was given to Managing Editor of Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt in 2011
(h)GHC15,000 was given to the NDC branch in Hohoe in 2011
(i)GHC42,000 was given to the NDC for the purchase of 30 motorbikes
(j)GHC100,000 was given to NDC Koku Anyidoho who is now a Deputy General Secretary,
(k)GHC30,000 was given to the NDC for the renovation of its party office on 29 March 2011
(l)GHC13,000 was again given to NDC Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho on 1 May 2011
(m)GHC30,000 was given to NDC Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Ade Coker on 8 February 2011
‘Publish names of beneficiaries of 51.2m cash’
Embattled businessman, Alfred Woyome earlier last month dared his accusers to publish the list of persons who have allegedly benefited from the GHs51.2 million wrongfully paid him by the state.
Addressing a press conference in Accra, Mr Woyome questioned a supposed list that was making rounds on social media as being those of persons who benefited from the money, saying, “I will continue to fight till the last drop of my blood.”
The Supreme Court granted former Attorney General Martin Amidu’s request to orally examine the businessman in what many believed will eventually lead to the exposure of those who benefited from money.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana