General News of Saturday, 23 December 2017
Source: Daniel Kaku
Maverick Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe was popularly known as Abronye DC has sent a notice of reminder to President Akufo-Addo and the NPP government to as a matter of urgency sack the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr. Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh for involving himself in corrupt dealings.
People would recall, Abronye DC petitioned President Akufo-Addo on November 14, 2017, to sack Mr. Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh for allegedly involved in several corrupt activities which have brought a bad name to the Region and have made the NPP government in the area unpopular.
He alleged the Regional Minister has been collecting monies from members of the Dormaa Timber Market and Techiman timber market to the tune of millions.
He also alleged that “The Regional Minister has induced and has successfully manipulated his way out to succeed in purchasing the property that is story building facility of DKM which was supposed to be sold and used as a means to persons who were affected by the financial scam. Court processes were forged and backdated to the detriment of the official liquidator”.
Speaking to GhanaWeb, Abronye DC expressed his dissatisfaction on how the investigation process has been delayed and stated that the NPP government promised Ghanaians to fight against any corrupt activity hence doesn’t see how his own government is delaying on the petition.
According to him, he said he doesn’t condone corrupt activities in his government and outside so President Akufo-Addo must fast-track the investigation process and brought Mr. Kwaku Cheremeh to book as a deterrent to others.
“I don’t see the reason why Mr. Kwaku Cheremeh is still at the post after these corrupt activities have involved himself into, is Mr. Cheremeh above the law, I can’t think far, Mr. Cheremeh must be asked to step aside immediately and the Region redeems its lost image”, he lamented.
He is, therefore, appealing to President Akufo-Addo to set up a credible investigation team and investigate the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister and as the investigation is ongoing ask him to step aside as a Minister to avoid any compromise.
According to him, “Mr. President no irreparable damage would be caused on the part of the Regional Minister if he is asked to step aside for investigation to take place…I therefore humbly suggest that the Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana must be involved in the investigation process on the subject matter in question, simply because some court processes were manipulated and forged at the Sunyani High Court as far the reserved price for the DKM Building is concerned”.
Below is the notice of reminder
PETITION FOR THE REMOVAL OR STEPPING ASIDE FROM OFFICE OF KWAKU ASOMAH CHEREMEH AS THE REGIONAL MINISTER FOR THE BRONG AHAFO REGION TO ENHANCE CREDIBLE INVESTIGATION
Mr. Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh the Minister for the BA Region has for recent time engaged in many corrupt activities ultra vires such as, allegedly collecting monies from members of the Dormaa Timber Market and Techiman timber market which is tarnishing the reputation of the office of the Regional Minister which is a branch of the executive arm of government of which you, Mr. President, is the head by virtue of 58 of our constitution.
Recently, there were gunshots at Techiman Kintampo road by some members of the Techiman timber market because they were aggrieved by the actions of the Minister.
The Minister absconded and was nowhere to be found when they started the shootings.
On a more recent occasion, the timber market operators of BA Region came out boldly to mention that, the Minister has collected millions of Ghana cedis from them as by way of a bribe on the radio.
State cars such as excavators and bulldozers, which said cars, myself with the aid of the police retrieved or collected from the NDC REGIONAL ORGANIZER BA, who was using the cars illegally.
The said cars which were the properties of the ministry of local government.
Upon investigations by the Regional Crime Officer – NANA KWAKU DUAH who later confirmed on Moonlite Radio that, it has been revealed that the NDC Regional Organizer forged some receipts in the name of the Regional Coordinating Council to cover the hiring of the vehicles under reference but the Regional Minister has compromised with the Regional Crime Officer to silent the story which has caused more anger and pain in the hearts and minds of the people in BA.
The said Regional Organizer recently told NDC communicators in the region not to criticize the minister in view of the fact that, the minister safe him from going to jail on the state vehicles issue. The Regional Minister has induced and has successfully manipulated his way out to succeed in purchasing the property ie story building facility of DKM which was supposed to be sold and used as a means to persons who were affected by the financial scam. Court processes were forged and backdated to the detriment of the official liquidator.
The building was on a liquidated demand. The minister knowingly of the consequence of his act bought the property in the name of one of his personal bodyguards by name FASAL ALHASSAN.
The said FAISAL ALHASSAN was recently enlisted in the National Security service and therefore can never purchase the said building at a cost of 7.8 million Ghana cedis. For the avoidance of doubt, see the attached documentary evidence.
On the naming of MMDCES by you, Mr. President, the Regional Minister-designate as he then was, masterminded the collection of monies from some aspirants by his special aid Maxwell Mahama and intends promising them to be appointed to the office of the District Chief Executive but he was not able to fulfil his promise.
Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh has induced and directed some District Assemblies cases to his law firm [ Henewaa Chambers], Sunyani and has illegally declined the activities of other lawyers who were handling those cases at their various chambers and this is a clear indication of a conflict of interest by the regional minister.
For the avoidance of doubt see the attached documents and cases filed by one of the MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY in BA by his law firm against the paramount chief of Techiman.
Flowing from the above, I, therefore, call on you Mr. listening and incorruptible President of the Republic of Ghana to as a matter of urgency ask Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh to step aside as the Regional Minister to pave way for the credible investigation to take place. Mr. Listening and incorruptible President, the Regional Minister continues to stay in office would undermine your fight against corruption and also obstruct the investigations which would be conducted in respect of my petition.
Mr President no irreparable damage would be caused on the part of the regional minister if he is asked to step aside for investigation to take place In conclusion, I therefore humbly suggest that the Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana must be involved in the yet to be commissioned investigative body on the subject matter in question, simply because some court processes were manipulated and forged at the Sunyani High Court as far as the reserved price for the DKM Building is concerned.