Since 2017, the Akufo Addo government has been rocked by a series of corruption scandals one after the other. However, in a stunning revelation, opposition MP Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa has exposed one of Akufo Addo’s cousins, who is alleged to be the main brain and mastermind behind the web of corruption and nepotism within Ghana’s government.
According to Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa, Mr. Gabriel Asare Otchere-Darko, solid evidence and information he has gathered so far shows that President Akufo Addo’ s right hand man and cousin Mr Gabby Otchere-Darko is the mastermind behind various corrupt schemes under the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). Mr. Gabby Otchere-Darko, believed by many to be a prominent figure within President Akufo- Addo’ s ” Kitchen Cabinet, ” is purportedly a driving force behind several multi- million dollar transactions, including the infamous PDS, Agyapa, and Ameri deals.
The intercepted documents in Hon. Ablakwa’s possession seem to support claims that Gabby’s influence holds significant weight within the government. The center of the alleged Kitchen Scandal revolves around a staggering GHS187.3 million liability created for the Ghanaian taxpayer. To put the magnitude of this alleged scandal into perspective, the GHS187.3 million exceeds the entire budgetary allocation for several ministries and institutions for the year 2023.
As the allegations against Mr. Gabby Otchere-Darko come to light, calls for accountability and transparency are growing louder. The exposure of this alleged corruption scandal should prompt thorough investigations and a commitment to rooting out corruption from the highest levels of government.
As revealed by Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa, is a damning indictment of corruption and greed within Ghana’s government. The alleged involvement of Mr. Gabby Otchere-Darko, a cousin of President Akufo- Addo, has sent shockwaves through the political landscape.