STORY: FROM MAGDALENE SEY, BREMAN ASIKUMA, C/R
Central Regional Minister, Ms. Comfort Ama Benyiwa-Doe, has hinted that more people from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) will be arrested over the payment of GH¢51 million judgment debt to Alfred Agbesi Woyome, a perceived financier of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The vociferous regional minister minced no words as she emphatically stated that the arrest of former deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. O.B Amoah, is just the beginning and that the opposition should brace themselves for what is yet to come.
“They (NPP) have not seen anything yet. They have started shivering and running for cover with the arrest of O.B Amoah but we have not even started with them yet,” she cautioned.
“More people from the opposition are going to be arrested and anybody found guilty will not be spared so this is just the beginning,” she emphasised.
Mrs. Benyiwa-Doe gave the hint on Tuesday during the official commissioning of a lorry park at Breman Asikuma in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa (AOB) District of the Central Region.
She added that the NPP has started panicking over the arrest of O.B Amoah, adding that they have been secretly running to the court and security officials to beg them not to invite them for questioning regarding the issue.
“We want to assure every Ghanaian that whoever is connected to the issue in the past administration will be investigated and arrested at the appropriate time,” she pointed out.
Ms. Benyiwa-Doe further stated that NDC will get to the bottom of the issue saying Ghanaians should have confidence in the leadership of President John Evans Atta Mills.
The regional minister explained that Mr. Woyome is a business man and that people should stop associating him with the NDC.
She also took a swipe at the Minority in Parliament describing their action during the president’s state of the nation address last week as a ‘disgrace to Ghana.’
According to her, the nation has never been disgraced like what the NPP parliamentarians did on that day since the international community present on the day was shocked by their unruly behaviour.
“I have been a Member of Parliament (MP) for 12 years and have never witnessed a thing like this. They denied those of us who wanted to listen and know the state of affairs in the country the chance and my concern was with the foreign delegation who were present. What do you think was going through their minds? She asked.
Touching on the lorry park, she disclosed that the project costs GH? 21,072 and was aimed at easing congestion in the densely populated town.
She added that the NDC government cares a lot about drivers that was why they introduced the Ghana Private Roads and Transport Union (GPRTU), adding that the construction of the lorry park was to bring drivers in the area under one umbrella.