Special Wednesday edition of Inside the News
The Deputy Communications Minister, Felix Ofosu Kwakye, has been heard saying in a secretly recorded conversation, exclusively available to Inside the News, that the printing of the controversial presidential diaries was sponsored by sakawa boys.
He, however, insisted that government was not aware that it was sakawa money which funded the printing of the diaries until ‘it was too late.’
‘Look, when a mysterious private company approached the presidency and asked to be allowed to use the president’s signature to secure funds to print diaries, how did we know they were going to take money from sakawa boys?’
When asked how they could entrust something as sensitive as the president’s signature to a private company, Kwakye (who may or may not have been included by NDC founder Rawlings in the group he called Children with Sharp Teeth) retorted with impeccable logic:
‘Isn’t Mahama the president of Ghana? And isn’t the private company owned by Ghanaians? So why should they be denied the benefit of the president’s signature?’
Information from reliable sources in the Flagstaff House indicates that before the end of the week president Mahama will deliver a national address on GTV in which he will formally thank the sakawa boys for their generous gesture.
He is expected to also plead with them to give government money to pay the doctors, the nurses, the state institutions, and the West African Gas Company, whose statutory payments are in arrears.
‘We seriously need them to also sponsor the 2016 general elections. At this point, we will take whatever help comes from whatever quarters, no questions asked,’ an insider at the Flagstaff House told us under condition of anonymity. ‘We’ll even take money from drug barons, from Woyome, whoever! We’re broke!’
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