Our ‘Borla Minister’ sitting on millions of dollars at home yet we’re hungry – Sam George

The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Sam Nartey George, has levelled accusations against the current government and its appointees, alleging that they have been deceiving the ordinary Ghanaians.

Speaking on a panel discussion on Joy News over the weekend, he expressed his concerns over what he called a stark contrast between the government’s actions of some officials, particularly in the wake of recent allegations against the former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources.

Cecilia Abena Dapaah is reported to have lost funds worth US$1 million, €300,000, and 350,000 Ghana cedis from her home. Her two house helps are standing trial with three others for the theft.

According to the MP, it is ironic that government advises citizens not to hoard foreign currency but rather sell it, while some high-ranking officials seem to keep significant amounts of foreign currency in their homes.

“You know we have a minister of State, you know this is our Borla minister for want of a better phrase.

“Our borla minister has a million dollars plus in her home, three hundred thousand Euros, and many millions of Ghana Cedis sitting in her home, and you have your Information Minister telling you to go and sell your dollars, stop holding your dollars,” he stated.

He added “It means that the members of the Akufo-Addo’s government clearly are not listening; they are not walking their talk.

“They have a different narrative for us as Ghanaians and a different narrative for those of them in government……if we really paid attention, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo told us, he said ‘we are sitting on money’ but we are hungry, they are sitting on money and we are hungry.” He said.

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