Former Chief of Staff in the erstwhile Kufuorís administration, Kwadwo Mpiani has laughed off accusations that he stole documents and files thus somewhat incapacitating the ruling government to effectively get to the bottom of certain sensitive cases.
He described the allegations as ridiculous and childish, wondering why he would take away files that do not belong to him in the first place.
The former Chief of Staff was emphatic that he did not cart away a single official document when he was leaving office and sarcastically asked where he could keep such voluminous files.
Deputy Information Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa had earlier claimed on Peace FMís ĎKokrokooí Morning Show, that some ministers under the previous administration took away important documents the current government needed to follow-up on some cases, an allegation he first made over the weekend on Joy FM.
He specifically named the Office of the Chief of Staff and the Attorney-General's Department as two such areas where he said important documents were carted off, thereby leaving the NDC government nothing to rely on in taking key decisions.
But speaking in an interview on the same platform, Mr. Mpiani revealed that he is not the custodian of files at the office. Wondering how possible he could keep such voluminous pile of documents in his house, he challenged the government to search his house if it was still convinced he had something to hide.
According to him, even if he Ďstoleí the documents in his office as being claimed; copies of them could be traced in other ministries, departments or agencies since usually there is correspondence between the various ministries.
Asked if he had ever been approached on the issue of any missing document, Mr Kwadwo Mpiani revealed that about a year ago, officials from the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) contacted him seeking to find out some documents they claimed were in his possession, but he told that he does not personally keep files made available to the office.
Source: Beatrice Adepa Frempong/Peacefmonline.com
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