There have been revealations that the Ministry of Health under former President Mahama’s government diverted part of a government loan facility on research into the chances of the then governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
And least to be startled by the act is the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Bernard Anwti-Boasiako.
The NPP stalwart popularly known as Chairman Wontumi asserted that under the tenure of former President Mahama, he gained notoriety and held a bad record of diverting loans meant for the development of Ghana into his personal account.
According to him though $175 million is huge money to transform some part of Ghana’s health sector, "former President Mahama saw the money as chicken change to divert part of it for his personal use."
“Former President Mahama is corrupt. He didn’t come to enhance the fortunes of Ghana, he became to President to deprieve Ghanaians of the best in life. His routine was clear and manifested in his mantra of to create, loot and share”, Mr. Antwi-Boasiako said.
He continued that “if a president named Mahama can take a car (Ford Explorer) as bribe and award a massive contract, it should tell you that he was licking his lips when the $175 million loan came through. He divereted more than half into his personal account”, Chairman Wontumi alleged.
Joy News’ investigations have revealed that the Ministry of Health under the Mahama administration diverted part of a government loan facility on research into the chances of the then governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The research was a sub-contract under a 175 million dollar project awarded to British infrastructure company NMS for the construction of seven district hospitals and an integrated IT system.
The research was conducted by UK-based SCL Social, the mother company of Cambridge Analytica.
SCL Social was paid six million dollars to undertake a nationwide survey to provide data for the proper planning of the healthcare needs of Ghana.