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The New patriotic party (NPP) footsoldiers across Eastern Region led by Mr Adu Acheampong aka Kwame Sawyer has congratulated the president of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo ,Mr Boahen Edu the chief executive officer of COCOCBOD and the special advisor to the minister of cocoa affairs Dr Adu Ampomah for assuring Eastern region and indeed, the people of Ghana that the pledges they made during the electioneering period were not mere campaign platform talk,but are pledges that will be fulfilled during the president tenure of office
According to Mr Kwame Sawyer in march 2017 the government cancelled a contract Worth Ghc 255 Million awarded by the John Mahama administration for the supply of farm inputs to cocoa farmers upon the advice of the newly inaugurated Board of Ghana Cocoa Board chaired by Hackman Owusu Agyeman
In all Dr Stephen Opuni is said to be the main brain behind the award of the contract totaling about $512 million during the transition period
Speaking to Nopras FM news anchor Mr Awal Adam on Nopras news Mr Kwame Sawyer said since Dr Stephen Opuni ,appointment on November 30 2013 to head COCOCBOD ,he is alleged to have mismanaged the cocoa sector during his four year tenure, But the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo with the office of the special prosecutor now in place is expecting more prosecution for corruption in the public officials ,present and past ,should be on notice that they will be held accountable for their stewardship of our public finances
Mr Kwame Sawyer said the Ghc5.4 billion can certainly finance the president free SHS for five years But while touching on the recent audit by the Auditor General into the liabilities at the ministries, Department and Agencies which led to the disallowance of some Ghc 5.4 billion of claims
Mr Kwame Sawyer finally said the fulfillment of the president pledges remains in the surest way of creating jobs and wealth for the people of Akyem Abuakwa north ,Eastern Region and Ghana as a whole.
Story: Mr Awal Adam