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Fighting corruption akin to fighting demons – Bawumia

Bawumia  Goro Boys Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia

Thu, 30 May 2019 Source: starrfm.com.gh

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has said fighting corruption in Ghana could be likened to a battle against ‘demons and principalities’.

“When you are fighting corruption, as I say, you are fighting ‘demons and principalities’. So you always have to be on top of it because they come in different shapes and they reinvent themselves,” he stated at the 2019 edition of the Ishmael Yamson & Associates Business roundtable at the La Palm Beach Hotel in Accra.

He, however, expressed great pleasure at the fact that the Special Prosecutor has started work saying the government has a lot of confidence in the office to do a good job for the people of Ghana.

“We have not had this [Special Prosecutor Office] since independence, it has been over sixty years if it takes a few years to get it moving then as a country, we have made a lot of progress,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu is set to crack the whip and prosecute the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga for evading customs duties and taxes contrary to section 121(2) of the Customs Act, 2015 (ACT 891).

According to a law suit filed at the Accra Hight court, “Mahama Ayariga aged 44 years in November 2017 at Tema in the Greater Accra Region did fraudulently evade customs duties and taxes by paying GH¢6,062.86 instead of the approved duties and taxes of GH¢36,597.15 to clear three Toyota V8 Land Cruisers.”

The Special Prosecutor also accused the NDC MP of allegedly abusing his office as a public officer for his private benefit by “selling three Toyota V8 Land Cruisers with registration numbers GR 2220-18, GR 2221-18 and GR 2222-18 meant to be used for his official duties as a Member of Parliament to Kendrick Akwasi Marfo of ATLAS-Rent-A-Car at a price of GH¢40,000 each.”

Source: starrfm.com.gh
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