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You don’t break the 8 by defending ministers who sign scandalous contracts – Braimah to Akufo-Addo

Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Mr. Sulemana Braimah has told President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that his party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) cannot break the 8-year cycle when he keeps defending and praise-singing his ministers who sign scandalous contracts.

Mr Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, August 10 hilariously introduced the underfire health minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu as a vilified minister following the flak against the botched Sputnik V deal,  at a function in Domfete in the Berekum West District of the Bono Region.

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Mr Agyeman-Manu took a two-week leave following the barrage of criticism he suffered over the Sputnik V contract.

On Tuesday, 10th August 2021, President Akufo-Addo commissioned the $16 million Weddi Africa Tomato Processing Factory, a company operating under the 1-District-1-Factory initiative, at Domfete.

While addressing the chiefs and people of the area, he said in the local dialect that “…This is the minister of Health who is being vilified.”

Reacting to Mr Akufo-Addo’s posture in a tweet, Mr Braimah said “ You don’t break the 8 by fighting everyone apart from your praise-singers.

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“You don’t break the 8 by allowing corruption to fester. You don’t break the 8 with just sweet speeches

“You don’t break the 8 by defending and praising ministers who sign scandalous contracts.”

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