The home of Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the minister of sanitation and water resources, and her husband is alleged to have been broken into and large quantities of money stolen. Risk analyst and economist who claims to have been shocked to learn of the crime.
Dr. Theo Acheampong asserts that Ghanaians should be concerned about the alleged theft of a substantial sum of money by Madam Cecilia Dapaah’s two housemaids.
For just $1 million, he said that 14 six-unit blocks could be constructed around the nation.
“One million dollars merely for the listeners’ convenience; at the current currency rate of approximately 11.5 Ghana Cedis per dollar, that comes to 11 million or 11.5 million Ghana Cedis.
“In Ghana, it will cost approximately GH 800 000 to construct a six-unit block classroom,” he added. “So, for a million dollars or 11.5 million dollars, you can build about 14 six-unit classroom blocks.”
The Risk Analyst stated on JoyNews’ Newsfile on Saturday that he was shocked to learn that Madam Cecilia Dapaah and her husband did not first discover the theft.
According to Dr. Acheampong, the couple may have had a sizable amount of cash hidden away in their residence. He therefore demanded that the couple’s riches be investigated.
“We are aware of how much clergy in this country make since she became a pastor, and we know what they are paid every month, so we should be able to determine whether or not these funds, which she claimed were her own, were actually gained properly.
“We need to question,” he added, “since it is abundantly evident and what we have all been discussing that Ghana is not impoverished, it appears that the national cake is residing in people’s beds rather than the country as a whole.”
He continued by saying that the wealth of the sanitation minister’s must be the subject of an investigation outside of the legal system.
“The OSP must intervene; we need to question the source of wealth, how she came to acquire these funds.”
Despite rumours that Madam Abena Dapaah received her money as a gift from her husband, Dr. Acheampong stated that it should be feasible to demonstrate that this was the case and that the spouse is the true source of the money.
“All of these would need to be shown in investigations that go beyond the active processes already in place. In view of the fact that this is a huge controversy that casts a negative light on the administration, the so-called battle against corruption, and other issues, I believe the OSP must intervene and we need to question it, according to the Economist.
A high court in Accra was informed that the Abelemkpe residence of the sanitation minister and her husband, Daniel Osei Kuffour, had been burglarized and that significant sums of money and other property had been taken.
The theft, according to the prosecution, took place between July and October 2022.
A total of four housemaids, including Patience Botwe, 18, and Sarah Agyei, 30, are accused of stealing US$1 million, €300,000, and millions of Ghana Cedis.
After Mr. Kuffour (wife) allegedly spotted one of the accused, Patience Botwe, in their room with a duplicate key, resulting in her detention, Madam Dapaah and her husband reported the theft case to the police in June of this year.