Deputy Roads Minister and Member of Parliament for Lawra constituency, Anthony Karbo has warned influence peddlers in the country to desist from using the names of people in high places for favours.
This comment by the Minister comes after the President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi was caught on tape by Anas Aremeyaw Anas claiming to have a personal relationship with the President and him.
Nyantakyi in the tape swore that the President of Ghana was broke after he sold all his properties to campaign for power and that 5% kick backs on projects is an assurance that a contractor will get paid.
Karbo who was invited by the Police to aid investigations indicated in a Facebook post that “Many have asked what happened with the Police. Yes, my name was one of those unfortunately and falsely dropped by Kwesi Nyantekyi.The Police invited me to assist them. We had a conversation for half an hour. They asked me to go, satisfied that I had absolutely nothing to answer for”.
He used the opportunity to advise the public and especially influence peddlers to desist from using names of people in high places for favours saying “I see this as a big lesson for the many influence peddlers out there who are quick to falsely use names of government officials to deceive or to receive favours from others. Let’s do the right thing. Let’s all let our conscience be our guide”.
Meanwhile, the world football governing body, FIFA has placed a 90-days ban on the President of the Ghana Football Association whiles the government of Ghana is taking steps to dissolve the association in order to restructurize it.