I’ll prosecute gov’t officials involved in Agyapa deal – Mahama

Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress John Mahama says he will prosecute government officials involved in the controversial Agyapa deal if he wins the December polls.

According to him, the former Special Prosecutor has laid enough grounds in his report on the Agyapa deal for any future government to begin prosecution.

“I assure you that if I win the December elections I will act on the Agyapa report. The deal is full of corruption and I am going to act on it,” Mr Mahama said in an interview with TV XYZ Sunday.

“All the monies that have gone to people will be retrieved, the government officials will be questioned and be asked to return the money,” the former President said.

Mr Amidu resigned from office on Monday citing interference in his work by the President following his analysis on the Agyapa deal. Government has denied interfering in Mr. Amidu’s work.

Fears over internet shut down

Mr. Mahama expressed fears the National Communications Authority (NCA) will shut down the internet in the country on December 7 when Ghana goes to the polls.

According to him, the fears are hinged on recent actions of the state agency in their handling of media organisations in their coverage of scandals and opposition parties.

“One of the tragedies of the Akufo-Addo government is the bastardization of state agencies. And the NCA has been an example. In my recent interview with Abusua FM, we had advertised the show, then on the day, the NCA took their frequency off so they had to shift to Ultimate FM.

“I’m also aware of what they did to Joy when they were going to broadcast that investigative piece on the National Lotteries. Joe Anokye is handling the NCA as a political office. I think on the election day they can shut down the internet or any of the things dictators do. I hope we win and stop all that,” he said.

Mr Mahama also expressed concerns over the conduct of the Police in recent times. He said image of the Police service has been bastardized by the Akufo-Addo government.

 

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM

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