Corruption Watch(CW) a non profit organization have done some investigations concerning the recently ended parliamentary elections of the incumbent New Patriotic Party(NPP) government..
In their investigations they claim to have estimated the amount of money allegedly spent on bribing delegates shortly before and during the elections to amount to about 7 million cedis.
The Deputy Chief of Staff, the Minister of State in Charge of Public Procurement, the Ghanaian Ambassador to India and others are said to be the biggest culprits of it all.
In the Bantama Constituency of the AshantI Region, Francis Asenso-Boakye, a deputy chief of staff at the Presidency sprayed over GHC 2,000 on more than 400 delegates.
Sarah Adjoa-Sarfo, the Procurement Minister blew GHC 3,000 on each of the 500 delegates, while Mike Ocquaye Junior, the Ghanaians Ambassador to India and the son of the Speaker of Parliament blew an equal amount on each delegate at the Dome-Kwabenya constituency and still lost.
Awutu Senya West Constituency of the Central Region the Deputy Minister of Communications, George Andah is said to have spent an undisclosed sum of money on delegates.
The estimated 7 million cedis is said to be of the cash briberies, as well as those who shared TV’s, fridges, and other electronic devices.
Corruption Watch’s attempt to reach any of the above accused of bribery in the primary elections have proven futile.