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Only the funeral of Britain’s longest serving monarch, late Queen Elizabeth II, could warrant a donation of US$2million from one individual according to Sehwi Akontombra Member of Parliament, Alex Djornobuah Tetteh.

His comment is a registration of his displeasure with a justification given by the Ga West Municipal Chief Executive, Clement Nii Lamptey Wilkinson, on why the residence of Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the former Sanitation and Water Resources minister, could be a safe for storing money.

Mr. Wilkinson at a weekend show on Accra-based UTV had intimated that the $1million cash stolen from the residence of the former minister 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 which he believes earned her the ransom as an appreciation from a contractor Madam Dapaah had helped secure a $43million contract.

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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 the $2million.

But Mr. Tetteh, who is a member of the ruling New Patriotic Party and representative for Sehwi Akontombra constituents believe such a defence is absurd.

He says the only means for the NPP to break the 8 is when the President takes action quickly on such matters.

“For a whole MCE to say a contract of $43m was awarded to someone and he gave $2m as funeral donation…was it Queen Elizabeth’s funeral for us to give a $2 million dollar donation? This is a disgrace and if we truly want to break the 8, such things shouldn’t come from our people and when they do, we plead with the President to relieve them as quickly as possible,” he stated.

The MP further advised Mr. Wilkinson to as a matter of urgency resign to save himself from any disgrace associated with the matter.

“If he wants to be exempted from the looming shame, he should resign with immediate effect. But if he is the one that collected the money from the contractor, he should own up. He is just creating problem for the woman because he doesn’t know where she probably got her money from.

“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.

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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.

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