Thursday, March 12, 2009


THE Ashanti Regional Treasurer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Justice Ibrahim Atipaga, has called on the New Patriotic Party to think about the development of the nation if it really wants a prosperous Ghana.
He said instead of finding ways to derail the forward march of the government, efforts must be made to support the national reconstruction agenda.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic, he cautioned against attempts to pass judgement on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, over the Auditor-General’s report on the operations of the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI).
He expressed regret that in order to score political points, some people had organised their own trial and passed judgement on Alhaji Mumuni.
“They should rather learn to move away from the false propaganda because Ghanaians know the truth and are not prepared to allow this to continue,” Mr Atipaga stated.
He said the Foreign Affairs Ministry was one of the key ministries that needed honest and dedicated people and that was where Alhaji Mumuni rightly fitted.
Mr Atipaga said Alhaji Mumuni had never been put before any court of competent jurisdiction over the issue and so it was important that the minister was allowed to do his work.
He said to impute criminality against Alhaji Mumuni over the matter and demand his resignation was baseless.
“As long as democracy and the rule of law continue to remain the pillars of modern politics, such noises can only be described as empty attempts to deprive the nation of useful services by individuals like Mohammed Mumuni,” he said.

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