Nana Otuosiribour Safo Kankam I, the Adoagyiri Mawerehene has said that ‘probity and accountability’ as a slogan has provided the Rawlingses a façade for them to dabble in corrupt activities including acquiring 770 acres of land in his territory illegally, MyNewsGH.com can report.
In the words of the ‘unhappy’ chief “They (Rawlingses) preach accountability, probity and so on. [But] this transaction shows clearly that when we talk about corruption, they are involved.” The unhappy chief declared.
The land was ‘sold’ to Konadu by government under the John Mahama administration in 2013 for 5 cedis per acre, at a time a plot of land there cost around 5000 cedis.
The Chief however wondered whether there would have been any land to sell to her if all successive governments sold lands in that manner.
“If all government wanted to sell off our lands to a private individual, we the chiefs and our people who are original landlords should have been consulted. Something wrong has definitely taken place.” he said.
The Rawlingses have incurred the wrath of four communities at Nsawam in the Eastern Region over the alleged grabbing of property including large tracks of land totalling 770 acres without following due process.
Resident of the communities on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, hit the principal streets of the town in protest against the deprivation of their lands acquired by the former first couple
According to leaders of the demonstrators, Nana Konadu Agyemang illegally acquired the land that stretches from Nsawam Cannery to Koans Estates and are demanding that it must be reverted to him.
The land which is about 700-acres they aggrieved community members has been ceded to a private developer by Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and have therefore presented a petition to the government through the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipal Assembly to stop the process.
Rawlings’ wife most corrupt woman in Ghana-Alhaji Bature
Former First lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings it would be recalled late last year was described as the country’s most corrupt woman, yet her husband had the effrontery of tagging others as such.
The late Alhaji Bature Iddrissu, Managing Editor of the Al Hajj Newspaper and a former staunch supporter of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) who made the allegation on Adom TV when he was alive dared her to drag him to court over the claim.
“I am daring her to take me to court and prove otherwise. Nana Konadu is the most corrupt woman in Ghana and she is currently in court over that. Where are the Ghana National Trading Company (GNTC) properties, where are the cocoa factories and the Nsawam Cannery “, he asked.
Contributing to claims by former President Jerry John Rawlings that greed and corruption propelled the NDC to the opposition, Alhaji Bature said corruption is under the nose of the former president but he has decided to turn a blind eye on it.
“Where are The 31st December Schools? Rawlings and his wife are scared Nana Akufo-Addo will revisit the cases where she (Nana Konadu) allegedly squashed state cash and that is why he is beginning to behave in that manner. I am telling NDC members that Rawlings want to break the party and he is on the verge of breaking it. He sees that he cannot be accepted in the party and his plans to take over the party are not materializing so he is scheming his way through. The fact is that NDC has outlived Rawlings”, he said.