A member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and lawmaker for Sehwi Akontombra, Alex Djornobuah Tetteh, is calling for the head of the Ga West Municipal Chief Executive, Clement Nii Lamptey Wilkinson, for his comments on the Cecilia Dapaah million dollar case.
Mr. Wilkinson at a weekend show on Accra-based UTV has intimated that the $1million cash stolen from the residence of the former minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, could be a funeral donation.
In a video which has since gone viral on social media, the MCE’s logic was hinged on the fact that the former minister recently lost two close relatives and the money could be a donation from a contractor Madam Dapaah had helped secure a $43million contract.
Mr. Wilkinson explained that, since the object for collection of the funeral donation is not as transparent as a ballot box, no one would have noticed the contractor dashed out $2million.
But reacting to the issue on a sister station where the MCE made the comment, the Sehwi Akontombra legislator said it was disingenuous for a government appointee to put up such ridiculous defence for Abena Dapaah whilst the masses suffer on the streets to make ends meet.
“The DCE must resign or should be sacked by the President. Go to the markets, get to the roadside and see people hawking ‘bofrots’ (doughnut) and the state is built with taxes from such people so if someone thinks he has a position and would use it for others to suffer, then that person doesn’t deserve to be at that position,” the MP fumed at his own party colleague.
He lamented further by discribing Clement Wilkinson’s claims as a disgrace to the party, asking the Office of the Special Prosecutor to extend his invitation to the MCE’s outfit.
“So it’s a simple thing. The DCE’s deed is a total disgrace for the party because nobody has said Cecilia Dapaah has stolen money because the investigative bodies will do their work.
“But for him to say a contractor gave her that amount is absurd. What’s the name of the contractor? Which company does he work for? He must be invited by the Special Prosecutor for him to tell us the source of Cecilia Dapaah’s money to bring finality to the matter,” he said in Twi.