Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is skeptical that the investigation of Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the disgraced former minister of sanitation and water resources, being conducted by the Office of the Special Prosecutor, will produce any findings.
Following allegations that the office had received more than 200 petitions to investigate Madam Dapaah, the OSP on Monday put her under arrest for questioning for a number of hours.
The office then went and searched her home in Ablemkpe as well as her official residence at Cantonments for the US$1 million, €300,000, and millions of Ghanaian cedis that her house helpers are accused of stealing from her between July and October 2022.
In response to the news on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem, Mr. Nketia predicted that nothing would come of it.
“It’s part of Nana Addo’s concert and management of the anger of Ghanaians. We have seen these things before and so I don’t have any faith,” he said.
General Mosquito emphasized that President Nana Akufo-Addo’s acceptance letter for Madam Dapaah’s resignation was also a factor in his conviction.
Who are you as a linguist to dispute the Paramount chief’s decision that someone is innocent, he questioned.
The President stated, “I am confident, like you, that, at the end of the day, your integrity, while in office, will be fully established,” in a letter accepting the Minister’s resignation. I wish you success in anything you do.
Since then, many have questioned whether the President’s remarks on the Minister’s integrity were meant to defend her actions in the face of the charges of potential impropriety or if they were merely a thank-you for her years of public service.