Manasseh Azure Awuni, a popular investigative journalist, has discovered that the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s first sanctioned loan was used to purchase new cars for members of the Council of State and presidential advisors.
In a post shared on his official Facebook page, Manasseh Azure wrote:
“The Akufo-Addo administration’s first loan was approved in April 2017, just over three months after assuming office. The loan came from Societe Générale Bank, and it was for $2 million.
It was used to purchase new cars for members of the President’s Council of State, which is often made up of outstanding Ghanaians.”
The revelation of Mannaseh follows the news of an immediate past member of the Council of State, Togbe Afede XIV, who announced his reasons for rejecting GH₵365,000 ex-gratia paid to him in a letter released.