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Vol 38 No 19

Published 26th September 1997


Not so accountable

The accounts are confused and people are saying so more loudly

President Jerry John Rawlings' government is increasingly coming under public attack after a spate of financial controversies. Ghana's longest-serving cabinet minister, Attorney General and Justice Minister Obed Asamoah, has had to explain how C100-300 million (US$45-135,000) in cash, belonging to the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), came to be stolen by two policemen guarding his house. The police officers were charged and gaoled and await trial. The police have been taken off the case and replaced by the state security organisation, the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).

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