Akufo-Addo government is Family & Friends-NDC

In the wake of accusations of family and friends government, the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has released names of family and friends appointed by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The number of these people according to NDC is over fifty (50) including the entire nuclear family of his Executive Secretary, Nana Asante Bediatuo.

Making these revealtions at the party’s Moment of Truth press conference on Tuesday, National Communications Officer of the party, Sammy Gyamfi, indicated that, the parents as well brother and sister are all part of the Akufo-Addo government.

Therefore described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo as the “most nepotistic leader in the world”.

Some of the surfacing names of Ministers who are immediate family members of the President includes the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta; Roads Minister, Mr Amoako Atta and Works and Housing Minister, Mr Samuel Atta Akyea.

These Ministers mentioned above are all occupying key positions in his government.

According to the Communications Officer, after meticulous investigations into appointments made by President Akufo-Addo since the year 2017, they the NDC can boldy submit that the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government is the most nepotistic government in the sixty-two-year history of Ghana and can “dare say the world”

“Even Idi Amin Dada – the Butcher of Uganda, Jean-Bedel Bokassa and Mobutu Sese Seko – the looter of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) will envy President Akufo-Addo’s unprecedented brand of nepotism and clannism,” he stressed. 

Meanwhile, government has severally denied the opposition NDC consistent accusations that, the Akufo-Addo government is the most nepotistic government in the history of Ghana.

Below is the list of the 50 people including the entire nuclear family of the President Executive Secretary, Nana Asante Bediatuo.

LIST OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS APPOINTEES OF PRESIDENT
AKUFO ADDO AS AT NOV. 2019
NO. NAME OF APPOINTEE RELATIONSHIP POSITION

  1. Nana Asante Bediako President Akufo Addo’s
    cousin
    Executive secretary
    to the president
  2. Kofi Darko Asante Father of Nana Asante
    Bediako
    Chairman of GIMPA
    Council
  3. Mrs. Vida Asante Mother of Nana Asante
    Bediako
    Head of President
    Household
  4. Kwesi Kuutu Asante Brother of Nana Asante
    Bediako
    Member, Ghana
    Hostel Board
  5. Lauretta Otchere Sister of Nana Asante
    Bediako
    Deputy Director
    General at SSNIT
  6. Ken Ofori Atta President Akufo Addo’s
    Cousin
    Minister of Finance
  7. Samuel Atta Akyea President Akufo Addo’s
    Cousin
    Minister, Works
    and Housing
  8. Kwesi Amoako Atta President Akufo Addo’s
    Cousin
    Minister of Road
    and Highways
  9. Gyankroma Akufo Addo Daughter of President Akufo
    Addo
    Board Member,
    Creative Arts
    Council
  10. Duke Ofori Atta President Akufo Addo’s
    Cousin
    Presidential Staffer
  11. Edward Akufo
    Addo(Bumpty)
    President Akufo Addo’s
    brother
    Akufo Addo’s right
    Hand man in
    Ghana’s Energy
    sector
  12. Gabby Asare Otchere Darko President Akufo Addo’s
    nephew
    The de Facto Prime
    Minister of Ghana
  13. The ruling Quartet Colloge
  14. Nana Adjoa Hackman Wife of Gabby Otchere
    Darko and President Akufo￾Addo’s in-law
    Board member,
    GNPC
  15. Mr. Ekow Hackman Brother of Gabby’s wife and
    Akufo – Addo’s in-law
    Board Chairman,
    BOST
  16. Rhodaline Bafour Gyimah President Akufo Addo’s
    Cousin
    Board Member,
    GOIL
  17. Mr. Alex Bafour Gyimah Husband of Rhodaline
    Baffour Gyimah and
    President Akufo Addo’s in￾law
    Board Chairman,
    Gaming
    Commission
  18. Nana Fredua Ofori Atta President Akufo Addo’s Cousin Chairman of National Theatre Board
  19. Dr. Edward Kwapong Paternal Relative of
    President Akufo-Addo
    Head of Fair Wages
    and Salaries
  20. Miss Gloria Akufo Paternal Relative of President Akufo-Addo
    AG and Minister of Justice
  21. Kwame Akufo Esq. Paternal Relative of President Akufo Addo Presidential Staffer
  22. Micheal Ofori Atta President Akufo Addo’s Nephew Presidential
    staffer(Director of ECOWAS)
  23. William Ofori Atta President Akufo Addo’s nephew Presidential Staffer
    (Office Assistant)
  24. Alice Ofori Atta President Akufo Addo’s niece Presidential Staffer
    (Protocol Officer)
  25. Gabriella Arafua Reindolf Relative of the first Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo Addo Presidential Staffer
    (Deputy Director, Hospitality)
  26. Akosua Newman Wife of Victor Newman– Presidential Advisor
    Presidential Staffer (Executive Assistant at Presidency)
  27. Victor Newman Paternal Relative of
    President Akufo Addo and long-standing associate Senior Presidential Advisor
  28. Shirley Laryea First Lady’s Special Assistant Assistant Office Administrator, Office Of The President
  29. Madam Virginia Hesse Ex Lover and Baby Mama of President Akufo Addo
    Ambassador To Czech Republic
  30. Eno Ofori Attah Sis-in-law of Finance Minister Deputy MD ,SIC
    Finance
  31. Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh Protégé/Friend of Finance
    Minister Director General
    Secretary Exchange Commission
  32. Deila Amo Assinah Company Secretary to Ken Ofori Atta’s DataBank Board Member,
    Security and Exchange
    Commission
  33. Micheal Asare Bediako Nephew to Ken Ofori Atta Speicla Assistant to
    Finance Minister
  34. Ernest Akore Friend to Ken Ofori Atta Board Member of
    GRA
  35. Sampson Akligoh Friend to Ken Ofori Atta Head, Financial
    Sector Director, MOF
  36. Felicia Gyamfi Ashley Friend to Ken Ofori Atta Member, Entity Tender Committee of the finance ministry
  37. Ntiwaa Daaku Kwakye Friend to Ken Ofori Atta Employed at the
    finance ministry
  38. Charles Adu Boahen Long standing
    friend/Business partner of
    Ken Ofori Atta Deputy minister for
    Finance
  39. Kedi Gadzekpo Business partner of Ken Ofori Atta Board chairman
    ECG board member BOG
  40. Dr. Kwame Owusu
    Nyanktakyi Brother in-law of Akufo
    Addo(married to First Lady’s
    sister) Board member BOG
  41. Yoofi Grant Friend of Ken Ofori Atta CEO, GIPC
  42. Michael Addotey Addo Friend of Ken Ofori Atta Deputy Director￾General SSNIT
  43. Alhaji Ramadan Father in-law to Dr.
    Bawumia (Father of second
    lady Samira Bawumia) Ghana’s Envoy to United Arab Emirates
  44. Abu Ramadan Brother in-law to Dr.
    Bawumia (Brother to second Lady Samira Bawumia) Deputy Director
    General, NADMO
  45. Mumuni Abdulai Bawumia Brother of Vice President Dr. Bawumia
    Technical Advisor to Interior Minister
  46. Kwadwo Gyamfi Osafo
    Marfo, Son of Senior Minister Yaw
    Osafo Marfo Deputy Director
    General and Head of Cyber Security
  47. Kofi Bosompem Osafo
    Marfo, Son of Senior Minister, Yaw
    Osafo Marfo Deputy Director
    General, SSNIT
  48. Olivia Quartey Friend of Ursula Owusu Ekuful Deputy Director
    General ,NCA
  49. Prince Sefah Friend of Ursula Owusu Ekuful Deputy Director
    General, NCA
  50. Gina Blay Wife of Freddy Blay (NPP
    Chairman) Ghana’s
    Ambassador to Germany
  51. Mike Ocquay Jnr Son of Speaker of
    Parliament Ghana’s High
    Commissioner to India

StoryBy:Ishmael barfi senghana@gmail.com/barfi@thenewindependentonline.com

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