A group calling itself, the National Advocates Against Corruption and Injustice (NACCAI) ?has urged the Attorney General?s department to immediately take steps to prosecuting Hon.Kofi Humado, former minister for Youth and Sports for causing financial loss to the state.
In a press release, the group is also calling on the Attorney General to immediately press charges against Kofi Humado for his alleged role in signing an amount of Ghc240,000,000 to Better Ghana Management Service in a service contract the Auditor General reported in its 2013 annual report as not representing value for money.
“Honorable Clement Kofi Humado has also been indicted in the same Auditor General?s report for misapplying an amount of Ghc230,000,000 to sixteen service providers to execute various jobs under the Ghana Youth and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA). The Auditor General?s report for the year ending, December 31, 2013 indicated that, the agency which was under the Ministry of Youth and Sports, a Ministry headed by Hon.Clement Kofi Humado did not do due diligence to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the service providers it engaged before awarding various contracts to them to provide services to targeted beneficiaries,” it stated.
The report, according to the group, explicitly indicated that, Mr. Humado and other Ministers and the former National Coordinator of (GYEEDA), Hon.Abuga Pele failed to adhere to the procurement act in ensuring the service providers had professional and technical qualifications and competence, financial resources, managerial capabilities and reputation to execute the contracts.
“We find it curios to note that, whiles Hon. Abuga Pele, former Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Program and Mr. Philip Assibit, CEO of Goodwill international Group (GIG) are currently facing trial for their alleged roles in causing financial loss to the state, Mr. Kofi Humado who was the minister atthat time is walking freely and has even been brought to court to testify against his former subordinate, Hon. Abuga Pele.”
“…. We further entreat the Attorney General to take immediate steps to recover a total amount of Ghc51,000,000 paid as interest free loans to ZEERA GROUP, AGAMS GROUP and JUSPONG GROUP as recommended by the presidential committee on GYEEDA.”
They said,??it would be a travesty of justice if all the individuals, groups and companies indicted in the GYEEDA report and the Auditor General?s report for the year ended 2013 are not immediately put before trial.