President of Pro-Forum and former Ghana Ambassador to India Sam Pee Yalley has explained the controversial National Cathedral project as an avenue for the government to embezzle state funds strategically.
He likened the project to a fish pond stocked with fortunes.
“Even in the name of God, they have found an avenue to steal state funds,” Mr Yalley said in an interview monitored by lawrence-postings.com.
“This is not a Cathedral, it is a national fish pond.”
Former Ambassador Sam Pee Yalley also touched on the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme currently being tabled by government to address the country’s heavy debt.
To him, “Ghana has gone under 7 years of fraudulent governance”.
He accused the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, and the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, of destroying all the legacies John Dramani Mahama built whiles in power.
“Before Ofori-Atta took up the position as Finance Minister, Mahama had done huge investment. But, immediately, he assumed office he began mismanaging things,” he said.
He described the Programme as fraudulent.
“Nobody trusts the government anymore. Many programmes this government has embarked has turned out to be fraud.”