A former education and sports minister Yaw Osafo Maafo arrived at the Ghana Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at 12. 08pm GMT today to answer questions over the controversial GhC 51 million judgment debt scandal.
His invitation comes after the arrest of a former deputy youth and sports minister Hon. O. B Amoah over the weekend and his subsequent release on Monday. He is on a GhC 20 million police inquiry bail with two sureties.
Some past and current government officials have been cited in an official investigative report to have connived with embattled businessman Alfred Woyome to milk the nation in a stadia contract that was allegedly terminated prior to the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.
Mr. Maafo, who was a minister at the time of the tournament under the Kufuor administration was cited in the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) report as the “author of the Cabinet Memo dated 27th July, 2005, which informed Cabinet of the illegality of the intended action to abrogate the tender process for the CAN 2008 stadia works.
“However, he was the same person, who knowing that it was illegal to terminate the process at the stage it had reached, went ahead and wrote terminating it. ”
The report added: “It is yet to be fully established, however, whether it was Cabinet, which in spite of being warned about the illegality of the act or abrogating the tender process, ordered the abrogation. ”
Source Citifmonline Ghana