24 January 2006
Probe Into CPP’s Cash Withdrawals"
Tuesday, 24 January 2006
The CPP MP for KEEA, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom has fired another salvo that indicts the integrity of the national executive of the party. Dr Nduom is accusing the party’s chairman, Dr Edmund Delle of subverting cash withdrawals procedures of the party, saying they went to the bank and used counter cheques to withdraw monies on behalf of the CPP. He said the right procedure is that the General Secretary of the party, Professor Nii Noi Dowuona, who keeps the cheque book also counter signs before the monies are withdrawn, but in this instance the procedure was sidestepped by Dr Delle and his cronies to withdraw monies for the Central Committee meeting in Kumasi.
“Our information is that it did not go through the normal withdrawal processes, counter cheques were used without the involvement of the General Secretary as is the case,” Dr Nduom said.Dr Nduom described Dr Delle and his executive as people who do not face facts but rather dance around realities and turn the guns on their own people for voicing the odds in the party. He called for a probe in the finances of the CPP with particular attention to the alleged withdrawals by the National Chairman, Dr Edmund Delle and others, which he described as unauthorized.
He said he suspects misappropriation on the part of those who were involved in the withdrawal because the accounts from which the withdrawal were made was given to the party by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) to build the party’s structures. The Public Sector Reforms minister said the money withdrawn was rather used to organize a central committee meeting in Kumasi, a move that falls outside the purpose for which the IEA doled out the money to the party. Dr Nduom is one of the three CPP MPs who were fired by the party last week for calling on the party leadership led by Dr Delle to resign.