Mumuni descends on the NDC
By Abdul Salam Sule, Ghanadot
Accra, March 16, Ghanadot - Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, the
Minister for Foreign Affairs has criticised the ruling
National Democratic Congress, (NDC) for not supporting him
when he was accused of corruption by the opposition New
Patriotic Party, (NPP) during parliamentary vetting before
The Minister who sounded bitter said, he was expecting his
party officials to have aintervened in the matter but
they never did.
Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni made his grievance known during a
retreat of Ministers and deputy Ministers at GIMPA in Accra
over the weekend.
According to the Foreign Affairs Minister, he considered
himself as captive in a diabolic scheme of the NPP and he
regretted he had fight them alone.
He noted that, some of the leading members of the NDC
secretly supported the action by the NPP.
The poured out his feelings, saying that although he was not
indicting his party, he expected the NDC to have come to his
rescue during the tough times.
President Mills however responded by saying that, he and
other members of government who met the Minister to discuss
the issue were also members of the party who have found
themselves in government, and therefore, Alhaji Mumuni could
have considered it as an intervention by the party.
It should be noted that, during the vetting of Alhaji Mumuni
as Minister designate for Foreign Affairs, the minority side
of the vetting committee maintained that, Alhaji Mumuni had
corrupt charges to answer, citing an alleged misapplication
of state funds in an audit report relating to the operations
of NVTI when he was Minister of Employment and Social
Welfare in the previous NDC administration.
Alhaji Mununi maintained his innocence and indicated that
there was no such audit report in existence. The minority
side consequently boycotted his vetting but Alhaji Mumuni
sailed through with a majority vote.