Gov’t of Ghana Says: Transport Minister Dzifa Attivor And Selassie Ibrahim to Be Charged For Causing Financial Loss To The State
In recent times, Ghanaians have had to deal with knowledge of rampant waste of public resources, including a bus branding deal that cost Ghc 3.6m.
That deal led to the resignation of Minister of Transport Dzifa Attivor, whose ministry oversaw the deal. Another person involved in the deal was actress Selassie Ibrahim, whose company carried out the rebranding.
In some surprising news, government has announced that the pair would be prosecuted for causing financial loss to the state. Investigations has showed that the deal could not have cost more than Ghc10,000, therefore they are considered to have colluded to defraud the people of Ghana.
The case has been handed over to the Attorney General’s office, considering their stellar track records in prosecuting cases of public corruption like the Woyome case and others.
Selassie Ibrahim has described the charges as bogus, saying that the cost for the rebranding far exceeded what was announced, and that she only did it at that cost as a favour to her husband’s party.
Selassie’s husband, Ibrahim Adam, has already secured Tsatsu Tsikata’s services for his wife’s impending trial.