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Vol 53 No 4

Published 17th February 2012


Ghana

Who paid whom for what?

Ministers have lost their jobs, the President’s anti-corruption halo is tarnished and the scandals are running out of control

The deepening row over Alfred Agbesi Woyome’s financing of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) is a nightmare for President John Atta Mills’s re-election campaign. The scandal has undermined one of Mills’s strongest electoral assets: that he is a man of irreproachable personal integrity whose modest demeanour gives him a natural bond with the average Ghanaian on the tro-tro. The government’s management of the affair has been defensive and cack-handed, if not outright dishonest.

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