The Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Ahiagba has chided the Minority Leader and MP for Ajumako Enyan Constituency Cassiel Ato Forson for deliberately peddling falsehood regarding the construction of the Bank of Ghana headquarters in Accra
Richard Ahiagba said Ato Forson was a board member of a committee which wanted to purchase a $50 Million land to construct the Bank of Ghana Headquarters which later caused a financial loss of ₵1.2 Million to the state.
Below is a post cited by us on his Facebook wall
The objective of our communications is not to defend necessarily, but to provide information to expose NDC’s mischief. Response to Cassiel Ato Forson’s retort to my tweet.
Picture of Hon. Ato Forson on the 2014 & 2015 Board of Directors of the Bank of Ghana. Hon. Ato Forson, are you aware of these discussions in 2014 & 2015 to procure land for the purposes of building a new HQ for the Bank of Ghana from the following people/ entities?
1. Messrs KAA Law, offered a 7-acre land at USS21miilion to the Bank in 2014. The location of the land and other factors led to the bank rejecting the Offer.
2. Messrs IbisTek Ltd offered a 20-acre land near the Achimota Forest at $2.5 million per acre. Further to a directive by the Board of the Bank in an Extract dated 25th June 2015, the Bank pursued to negotiate for the acquisition of the land. This
So, Hon. Ato Forson was part of the Board in 2015 that decided to build a new HQ for the Bank of Ghana, and took the necessary first step to procure the land which ended up costing the taxpayer GHs1.2 million in settlement when they failed to conclude the deal.
Remember that in 2015 Ghana had signed up for the $925.9 million (SDR 664.20 million) IMF ECF, and the economy was in the worst of places, but the Board, with Hon Ato Forson on it, proceeded to buy the $50 million land to build the HQ.
Hon. Ato let’s deal with the fact.
Still, IGNORE & FORGET THE NDC