My crusade against National Cathedral not for personal gain but for accountability and justice – Ablakwa

North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says his crusade against the controversial National Cathedral project is not for personal gains.

He said his quest is to protect the State’s scarce resources and not allow a few people to misuse same.

According to him, over $58 million has been taken from state coffers and invested into the project.

The former Deputy Education Minister says his focus is to ensure state funds are used with appropriate approvals for the right projects for the Ghanaian people.

“Let me be clear that the emphasis will not be on cost or monetary gain. This has never been about the monetary gain and that is not money that is going to come to me.

“It is about justice. It is about accountability. Public funds are being expended without accounting to the people. Over $58 million has been taken out of our coffers without parliamentary approval. That is my concern,” he said in a JoyNews interview on Tuesday, May 2.

Early on in the day, the High Court dismissed a contempt case against Mr Ablakwa for refusing service of court processes because according to him, it was not a proper service.

According to the court, the evidence presented by the plaintiff, Victor Kusi Boateng is fraught with inconsistencies and doubt.

It added that the contempt application, therefore failed to meet the legal standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

NDC’s General Secretary, Fifi Kwetey speaking shortly after the ruling said the case was an exercise in futility.

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