Former Director-General of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) Kwame Owusu has asked the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah to release the report of an investigation conducted on him over allegation of corruption while in office.
The Minister in October 2018 directed the Board of GMA to investigate allegations of impropriety leveled against Mr. Kwame Owusu after it emerged that he in 2017 organized an end-of-year dinner for staff at a cost of GHC135,123.
He explained that the Authority budgeted for 500 people despite a staff strength of 200 to allow for stakeholders, wives, girlfriends and dependants.
Again, Mr. Owusu also renovated his two-bedroom official residence and expanded it into a four-bedroom house fitted with 11 air-conditioners all at the cost of GHC200,000.
Mr. Kwame Owusu who subsequently resigned from office made the headlines recently after President Akufo Addo his appointment to head the management board of the Ghana Revenue Authority.
Civil Society Organisations, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as well as some individuals, have called on the President to revoke his appointment until he is cleared of corruption allegations.
Commenting on the issue on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana show, Mr. Kwame Owusu stated that he’s all for the release of the report for public consumption as he’s confident he’s very clean.
“It [report] has been completed I understand it was done in March, I’ve consistently called the Minister to release the report or speak to the report. People, as I’ve come here, will say the issue is dead, no, I don’t want to be called a killer I have a family. I want the news to be current, I want to resolve the issue. I want the average Ghanaian to know that Kwame Owusu is not corrupt so I want the Minister to release the report.”
Asked by the host if he’s seen the report, Mr. Owusu responded “I’ve not seen the report but I don’t even want to know. They should release what they found and I will not even counter, I was only called once to give an account but they took about three weeks or a month to do that. They should release the report for public consumption.”