A report of a fact finding committee set up by the Executive Committee of the NPP-UK Branch to investigate a personal donation of $20,000 by His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo through the Vice Chairperson of the United Kingdom Council of Elders Mrs. Comfort Arthur, to help organise a befitting funeral for the late Elder, Mr. Boye-Anawomah has been quashed.

The General Secretary of NPP, Mr. John Boadu who attended the 3rd October Emergency Meeting of the NPP UK Branch, indicated that the report was of bad motive and ill faith, which violates confidentiality. He warned party members circulating the draft report on social media to desist from such dubious and illegal acts.

The National Chairman of the Party, Mr. Freddie Blay had earlier on told the UK Executive Committee that the report would not be accepted because no one’s money was missing.

He further told the membership that the involvements of the Branch secretary, Dr. Da Costa Aboagye and Chairman Kwaku Nkansah to assist Mrs. Arthur were solely private and no one should use a private matter to smear and tarnish reputations of individuals and the National Party.

A member of the committee, Mr. Joe Arthur was furious on why the report has been quashed and words used to describe his committee by Mr. John Boadu.

Madam Kate Gyamfuah, the National Women’s Organiser of the NPP also advised members of the UK Branch to exercise maturity in matters of internal affairs.

According to some Journalists, the committee did a bad job with various contradictions in the report. Various media outlets reported different angles from the same report contradicting the substantive issue.

The report summaries, 1 and 2 exonerated the Branch Secretary, Dr Da Costa Aboagye on stealing of any part of the money. The main reason for setting up the committee was to establish whether monies were misapplied, stolen or not according to the terms and reference.

But the incompetent committee overstepped their remit to give opinions and conclusions not based on facts to recommend suspension for both the Branch Secretary Dr Da Costa Aboagye and Chairman Kwaku Nkansah.

For example, according to the Advisory Opinion of the Inquiry Committee, the Committee recognises that the terms of reference by the Branch Executive Committee for this inquiry implicitly requires it not to make recommendations.

Surprisingly, the committee violated this terms of reference and recommended suspension for the Branch Secretary and Chairman based on their opinions but not the facts available to them, thus the National Chairman Mr. Freddie Blay and the General Secretary Mr. John Boadu, of the NPP have rubbished the committee’s report.


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