Kwesi Pratt, the Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, has described as silly and unbelievable claims by the opposition New Patriotic Party that he benefitted from the GH¢51.2 million judgment debt wrongfully paid to Alfred Woyome.
Nana Akomea, NPP’s Communications Director, Nana Akomea at a news conference in Accra Monday alleged that Mr Woyome wrote down the names of all the beneficiaries of the money and indicated the exact reasons why the money is being paid to them.
According to Nana Akomea, the key beneficiaries include;
(a)A GHC1 million payment was made to the NDC party on 15 February 2011
(b)GHC75,000 was given to Professor Awunor on 28 June 2011
(c)GHC60,000 was given to Jewel Ackah on 16 June 2011
(d)GHC20,000 was given to NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia
popularly known as General Mosquito on 2 September 2011
(e)GHC60,000 former head of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Steve Kpordzih 2011
(f)GHC8,000 to one Suhyini of Radio Gold in 2011
(g)GHC2,000 Managing Editor of Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt in 2011
(h)GHC15,000 to NDC branch in Hohoe in 2011
(i)GHC42,000 to NDC to buy 30 motorbikes
(j)GHC100,000 to NDC Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho
(k)GHC30,000 to renovate NDC party office on 29 March 2011
(l)GHC13,000 NDC Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho 1 May 2011
(m)GHC30,000 8 February 2011 to NDC Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Ade Coker
But Mr Kwesi Pratt has told Pulse.com.gh that the allegations are silly and shows desperation on the part of the NPP.
“This is extremely silly. It’s so silly; it’s unbelievable. This can only be a sign of desperation on their part. What is this? That you find somebody’s name with 2000 cedis by it and therefore we took part of Woyome’s money; it’s so silly…what is politics coming to. It’s just incredible. I can’t believe that this has happened; I can’t believe that they’ve been so silly,” he said