Sign in
Download Opera News App

Politics Policy

 

Politics

 

Africa politics

Kufuor’s government was determined to jail me at all cost – Tsatsu Tsikata


Tsatsu Tsikata, the previous Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Commission (GNPC) says he was not shocked by the endeavors of the Kufuor government to have him imprisoned. 


As per him, directly from the beginning, there was a plot to fix the increases made by the Rawlings organization in the oil and gas field and in light of the fact that he filled in as the top of the commission, he realized his mistreatment was just a short time. 


Tsatsu, who was talking on the KSM show on Pan African TV, expressed that there was a 'assurance' by the Kufuor government to criticize how Rawlings had dealt with the GNPC and he realized it would come down to him. 


"I had been engaged with GNPC under President Rawlings and I was viewed as somebody near Rawlings. A great deal of credit must be given to his advantage at the time in making GNPC." 


"Sadly in this country, when another administration came, they needed to toss over the edge the things that he had done. I had headed GNPC during that time and I turned into an objective. They needed to discover something. I could see by the start of 2001, the assurance, by snare or evildoer to discover something against me. That is the thing that prompted all these intriguing bodies of evidence against me, he said. 


Tsatsu likewise talked about the court measures that prompted him winding up at the Nsawam Prison. 


"I went to the Supreme Court and the Fast Track Court was proclaimed unlawful. They changed the board and added two additional boards to shape the audit. Back then, there were individuals reprimanding the adjudicators' choice in support of myself. You should proceed to tune in to what President Akufo-Addo who was the Attorney-General at that point said about the adjudicators. There was an assurance to upset that choice. Equity Afreh was selected, another adjudicator was likewise designated so from a 5-4 in support of myself it got 6-5 against me," he said. 


It will be reviewed that Tsatsu Tsikata was imprisoned in 2008 for wilfully making monetary misfortune the state when he was the top of the GNPC. 


Eight years on, the Court of Appeal decided that the High Court shamefully imprisoned Mr Tsikata and accordingly got him free from any bad behavior.

Content created and supplied by: Hellenasare7 (via Opera News )

GNPC Ghana National Petroleum Commission Pan African TV Rawlings Tsatsu Tsikata

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments