Founding President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has said Pastor Mensa Otabil, who was a board Chairman of the mismanaged Capital Bank might have been misled by the Chief Executive Officer of the Bank.
The Bank of Ghana financial autopsy reported how money worth 610 million cedis could not be accounted for, with many social media users mocking the top charismatic pastor of collusion and corruption as he himself had been known to trumpet on public servants.
But in post sighted by OWASS ONLINE .com from Mr Cudjoe, he said the top pastor was misled.
See his full post :
“I am tempted to believe that Pastor Otabil was misled by his CEO. It does seem Pastor didn’t quite posess the financial ‘spirit’ and eye to detect that the financial engineering his CEO engaged in was beyond normal limits of risk. Is there evidence that other board members probably more experienced warned board chairman pastor about the varied seeds his CEO was sowing all over the lands that created a hole of Ghs 610m? As I have said, there is no evidence that board chair pastor actively colluded with his CEO to embezzle Ghs 610m so we cannot accuse him of wrong doing. However, as board chairman he must now take ultimate responsibility and ensure that we redeem the Ghs 610m by not only selling assets of his CEO and others, but also some of his own to make up. Then of course, he must cooperate with state investigative officers in the hope that evidence so gathered will lead to his CEO facing the full force of the law. Should Pastor be found culpable beyond ignorance of the deals, he should also face the law. Finally, he must pray for everyone to be guided by these very bad examples and never to repeat same.
It is in the same spirit that I extend a hand of cooperation to the President of the land and his to his Finance Minister to simply cause a withdrawal of the KelniGVG grand scheme to deliberately upset the coffers of the state without returning any value. They should be guided by the observations of one, Kofi Nkulenu who recently wrote about the KelniGVG scheme “.. the company (KelniGVG) has not connected to monitor anything but here are the facts. The Ghana Revenue Authority says shortage on Communications Service Tax (CST) is less than ¢5million from January to June 2018 and it is normal because their targets are either ambitious or consumers are truly spending less today with increased data usage.
But as we have been told the shortage was only about ¢5million by the Revenue Authority, the Government has paid over ¢43m to look for ¢5million shortage of revenue. This ¢855million deal over 10yrs is one of the greatest procurement scams ever performed in this country’s history. The company Kelni is unknown with shady partnerships to another crooked entity called GVG (google them) and the Nation watches gleefully as we dissipate national funds to dark accounts without any work”. Mr. President, KelniGVG may be your nemesis. We won’t stop talking about it until it is withdrawn. When it is eventually done, we must prosecute all involved for wasting our time talking about it and for causing fiancial loss to the state. Have a great weekend everyone.
SOURCE ..OWASSONLINE .COM
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