We Have Not Invited GEPA Boss – EOCO
The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) has denied ever inviting Gifty Klenam, the immediate past Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA).
According to the anti-graft body, any publication insisting the body has invited the GEPA boss is only laughable.
The DAILY GUIDE had claimed in its June 12 edition of the paper that EOCO had officially taken over the alleged corruption scandal at the GEPA and had consequently invited Ms Klenam to appear before it yesterday.
The paper had also stated that EOCO has also asked Ms Klenam’s sacked deputy, Eric Twum Amoako, to report before it for questioning.
According to the papers unnamed source at EOCO “the two individuals, who allegedly misappropriated $132,000 or GH¢580,800 during their tenure at GEPA, are to appear before the Executive Director of EOCO, K.K. Amoah, by 11am today, June 12.”
The DAILY GUIDE among other litany of accusations claimed that Ms. Klenam and Mr. Amoako reportedly collected $132,000 or GH¢580,800 for rent covering a period of two years in gross violation of state procurement laws, an accusation a statement issued by the Public Relations Department of GEPA, had denied.
The statement indicated at the time that “the Ghana Export Promotion Authority by this release denies the allegations as put in the media.”
Speaking in an interview with THE PUBLISHER yesterday the Executive Director of EOCO, simply rubbished the DAILY GUIDE story saying “Well, not yet (invited), ignore it.”
By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson