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    2 former Ghanaian Ministers to appear in court over $200m housing ‘fraud’


    Alhaji Collins Dauda (left) and Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah (right)

     

    Two former Ghanaian Ministers of Works and Housing are scheduled to appear in court this morning in the National capital, Accra, to answer questions over alleged misapplication of $200 million affordable housing fund.

    The former Ministers who served under former President John Mahama’s administration are Alhaji Collins Dauda; his successor, Dr Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah.

    It would be recalled that a few days ago, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government sued Collins Dauda, over the Saglemi Affordable Housing Project.

    Court document obtained by African Entertainment cited Mr Dauda for allegedly misapplying $200 million belonging to the Government of Ghana.

    Government accused him of misapplying the $200 million between February 2014 and December 2016, “by causing the said amount which had been approved by the Parliament of Ghana for the construction of 5,000 housing units to be applied towards the payment of 1,412 housing units under the Saglemi Affordable Housing Project.”

    The statement of offence in the court document indicated that Mr Dauda willfully caused financial loss to the State contrary to section 179A (3) (a) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960, (Act 29).

    Aside Mr Dauda and Agyeman-Mensah, the Government has also sued three others who apparently worked at the Works and Housing Ministry during the Mahama’s administration.

    The three other suspects are Mensah, Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, Andrew Clocanas and Nouvi Tetteh Angelo.

     

     

     



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