I didn’t receive $5m from government – Nana Konadu

Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings

Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings has denied ever receiving $5 million from the government on behalf of the 31st December Women’s Movement to run the Nsawam Fruits Canery.

She has also denied ever receiving any financial assistance from the government to operate a chocolate factory.

According to her, all these assertions were part of a deliberate attempt to tarnish her image in her quest to secure the Flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Speaking to packed audience at the VAG Hall mostly dominated by women in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region as part of her “Thank You Tour,” Mrs Rawlings urged her followers to ignore such allegations, since they were intended as a grand scheme to to destroy her image and portray her as an ungrateful person.

“We have struggled to get the factory running on our own. Never has government come to our aid. So anybody who comes to tell you that I am collecting money from government, it is not true,” she said.

She added “Those who are peddling lies about me are new in our party. They did not sleep in the bushes to form the party; they did not walk in the rains to form the party, they did not drink in the villages to form the party as we did, as you did, as I did.”

“They have come to join a party that is already growing and has become prosperous. They have should come and join and learn in order to let the party grow instead of coming to destroy things for us.”

Mrs Rawlings indicated that she would continue to mobilise the party at the grass roots in order to make the NDC a strong and formidable party.

Source: Daily Graphic

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