Communications minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has challenged former President John Kufuor to react to the Panama papers that cites his son as one of the huge number of worthy individuals who use tax havens to conceal their wealth.
The Panama leaks show links to 72 current or former heads of state in the data including John Addo kufuor whose offshore company, according to the document, allegedly controlled a $75,000 bank account for his father and the former First Lady, Theresa Kufuor.
The former President is yet to comment on the leaks.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
Speaking on the ‘Alhaji and Alhaji’ current affairs show on Radio Gold Saturday, Dr. Omane Boamah called on the former President to react to the claims in the leaks instead of responding to President John Mahama’s challenge over who, among the NDC and NPP has developed the Volta region, the most.
“We know what has happened with the Panama papers, David Cameron is under pressure, we know what is happening with Transparency International and if President Kufuor was not going to speak to this, he had no business wading into this particular issue.
“Beyond his mistake about he haven established the Ho Polytechnic, he also spoke about the fact the NDC officials chopped the Keta Sea defence project money. The viciousness with which they prosecuted the NDC officials including Abudakpui and Tsatsu, I believe if they had any evidence that the NDC had spent any money, they would have been in jail by now,” he stated.