The General Secretary of the Largest Opposition party NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has expressed concerned about the operations of Former Finance Minister’s Ahotor Project.
Together with some executives of the party, perceived to belong to the Mahama faction has accused Dr. Kwabena Duffuor of embarking on the Ahotor Project for his personal benefit.
This according to the General Secretary is as a result of Mr. Duffuor refusal to hand over the Ahotor Project Initiative to the party for them to manage.
According to the group perceived to be of the Mahama block, they feel deceived by Dr. Duffuor in luring them to launch the project in the name of NDC.
In an interview with the Media the chief scribe said he has been compelled to bring the matter to the media as a result of information he is gathering concerning the project.
“I’ve been compelled to address the press on this Ahotor project because I believe we’ve come far and we shouldn’t be addressing each other through the media. But I am compelled in the interest of the party to put these things out.
“We just picked information from Kumasi that Dr. Duffuor is going to distribute some equipment to our constituencies under the Ahotɔ Project and we feel very betrayed. It is not a bad thing if a former minister wants to support the party in anyway but there is a process that you go through.
“We actually heard about this project for the first time when it was supposed to have been launched in Ashaiman. So we felt that everything about the launching of the project was problematic. So we invited Dr. Duffuor and his followers and we sat down because we thought that we could resolve whatever was wrong with the project as it has been designed so we all chart the same path and then make sure we receive the donation and process the donation through our proper party channels of receiving donations. We sat and held series of meetings and thought we had agreed on a procedure.
Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah therefore served notice to the camp of the former Finance Minister of the party intention to dissociate itself from the project if the former minister intends to execute the project on his own.
“The information we are picking now is that and we’ve been written to that there is going to be an NGO who is going to manage the Project and we strongly object to that thing and we feel that we’ve been misled in launching and receiving the donation and assured our party that it is the party that is going to handle it. If Dr. Duffuor intends to make this donation to the party a genuine donation, then he should be prepared to pass through the proper channels otherwise he has his equipment and whatever is doing with the equipment is not going to be in the name of the NDC.”