Mr Eric Gregory Kwatia, a former Greater Accra Regional Secretary of the ruling NPP, has labeled ongoing probe by the Economic and Organize Crime Office (EOCO) into the issuance of some dud cheques by MBG Limited and Holman brothers, companies owned by Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, younger brother to former President John Dramani Mahama, as a case of political sycophancy.
Mr Kwatia, who was speaking with the “King of the microphone”, Akyena Brantuo Benjamin on Ahotor 92.3fm’s 360 Politics last Friday said, Ibrahim Mahama’s issue has come to the fore because technocrats vested with state power to work in the interest of the nation have rather chosen to win political favor instead of doing their job well.
According to Mr. Kwatia perhaps the issue was leaked to Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, the whistle blower, who is also NPP MP for Assin Central, in the middle of the night by a GRA official who wanted to court political favor with the new government, following the exiting of the NDC administration, where Mr. Mahama was seen as very powerful because of his relationship with the President.
He wondered why most of these cases, such as the trial of Hon. Asamoah Boateng, a former Minister of Information, Charles Wereko Brobbey, former CEO of the defunct Ghana at 50 secretariat and Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata, a former CEO of GNPC , always surfaces after 4years, long after the regime, during which the alleged crime was committed is out of office.
He had some advice for both politicians and the business community.
He has urged politicians not to destroy businesses in the name of politics since the net effect will be loss of revenue to the state in taxes and unemployment.
He also urged business men to desist from political patronage and cronyism as it will affect their enterprises should their political parties lose power. He cited RLG, and some other companies which went into oblivion following a change in political regimes as great lessons for today’s Zoomlions and many others to learn from.