The Herald is picking up reports that the Board of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is about to dole out a whopping 9 million Ghana cedis to Dr Kofi Kodua Sarpong, who was sent home after a five-year tenure.
The payment is said to be on the direction of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame.
The payment is said to be Dr Sarpong’s severance package.
The GNPC board led by Freddie Blay, the immediate past National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had earlier kicked against the payment of a severance package to Dr Sarpong, saying he was not entitled to any such payment, because he had finished his tenure.
The Herald’s information was that, Dr Sarpong, who was dissatisfied with the decision of the board, through his lawyer, Kwabena Tahir Hammond also know as KT Hammond, petitioned the Attorney General on the matter.
The Attorney General, is said to have written to the GNPC, authorising them to pay Dr Sarpong some GHc9 million.
The directive is said to have left a bitter taste in the mouths of many staff and management of GNPC, and they have since been murmuring.
They feel politicians in the party, have ganged up to rape the state coffers.
The Herald, is meanwhile hearing about some huge debt left behind by Dr Sarpong’s management.
There are reports that even some members of the board, are livid at the instruction of the A-G.
Some insiders have claimed that, the amount previously demanded by Dr Sarpong from the board, was by far less than what the A-G, has directed GNPC to pay him.
More to come