Assessing Mahama’s first year

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Comment: Connflict of interest

Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK
2014-01-08 04:37:54
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Assessing Mahama’s first year

Doc, I believe some Ghanaians either do not understand or pretending not to understand conflict of interest. President Mahama breached conflict of interest rule as far as E & P and the Merchant Bank loan is concerned by the mere attendance of the meeting with Merchant Bank to discuss the loan. Second, Attorney Lithur is breaching conflict of interest rule by acting for E & P regarding matters on the loan from Merchant Bank and at the same time acting as Attorney for Fortiz in the sale of Merchant Bank.

It may be true that President Mahama may not have direct financial or business interest in E & P. That may be true in some societies but unthinkable in Ghana because of the extended family interest.

As far as the future is concerned, you are right to say that, it is too early to write off Mahama's government. After all, he is just completed one year of a four-year term. 2014 and 2015 would be critical. In the same vein, NPP leadership has also got time to resolve their internal differences and come together as a party ready to lead the country but any talk of Ghanaians wanting NPP back because NDC has failed is premature.

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Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK on Jan 8, 04:37