But Cancels GHC550k To EOCO
First lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori-Panin
The Ghana Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has canceled its intended 550,000.00 Ghana cedis gift to the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO), but is allowing Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori-Panin, spend the GHc1, 800 million Ghana cedis for his 20th anniversary as Okyenhene.
First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, also gets to keep her share of the cash gift, a whooping GHC120, 000 for the activities of Rebecca Foundation – owned by her.
Board Chair of GNPC, Freddie Blay, commenting on the issue on Asempa FM, said the decision to approve the funds for EOCO was not properly thought through, hence, its withdrawal.
According to the GNPC, the decision which was widely debated on social and traditional media after the memo for the intended purpose surfaced on the internet was not well thought through.
GNPC in a memo approved an amount of 1, 500, 000.00 million Ghana cedis for the 20th anniversary of the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori-Panin, who is a cousin of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The GHC 1, 500,000.00 donation to the Okyenhene, is to be used for environment and greening and will be paid over a period of three years.
The Okyenhene launched the 20th Anniversary of his ascension to the Ofori-Panin Stool at a ceremony at the forecourt of the Palace at Kyebi in the Eastern Region.
The firm also gave GHC120,000 to the Rebecca foundation – owned by the first lady – for their activities.
On October 4, 1999, the Okyenhene was enstooled as the 35th Chief of AkyemAbuakwa to succeed his late brother.
As part of the donations, an amount of 400, 000.00 was also donated to the 2019 Damba festival while an amount of 50,000.00 was also donated to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
The Ghana Boxing Association also received a donation worth 30, 000.00 dollars.
The (EOCO, also got a donation of 550, 000.00 Ghana cedis