Joyce Bawa Mogtari, who used to work closely with former President John Dramani Mahama, has raised concerns about the government’s ongoing silence regarding the controversy involving the former Minister of Sanitation, Cecilia Dapaah.
In a tweet on Saturday, August 12, Joyce Bawa Mogtari questioned whether the government truly respects the people of Ghana. She suggested that the government’s silence on this matter makes it appear as if they have given up the fight against corruption.
According to her, a government that is genuinely committed to fighting corruption would have addressed the public about the situation. The fact that they haven’t done so is quite surprising, and she described this situation as unprecedented in Ghana’s history.
Reports from the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) on Thursday, August 10, revealed substantial amounts of money frozen in various bank accounts belonging to the former minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah. It was disclosed that $5 million and GH¢48 million were discovered in her Prudential Bank accounts.
Furthermore, the OSP found investments of GH¢1 million and a cash amount of GH¢700,000 in her Societe Generale account. During a search at her residence in Abelemkpe, a sum of ¢2,730,000 in cash was found.
It is reported that both her cedi and dollar accounts have been frozen by the OSP, pending further investigations. This action followed Cecilia Abena Dapaah’s arrest by the OSP on July 26, which was linked to thefts that occurred at her home between July and October 2022.
In conclusion, Joyce Bawa Mogtari’s tweet raises important questions about the government’s response to the Cecilia Dapaah scandal, especially given the significant amounts of money involved and the ongoing investigations.