The National Security Ministry of Ghana has challenged Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor, the Convenor of the #FixTheCountry Movement, to produce evidence of his allegation that he was offered a $1 million bribe to stop his activism.
Barker-Vormawor made the allegation on Friday, September 22, while speaking to journalists. He claimed that while he was in the UK, he was asked to fly back home at the taxpayer’s expense for a meeting with authorities, during which the Minister of National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, induced him with $1 million to stop all his activism.
The National Security Ministry has denied the allegations, calling them “false, unfounded, and a calculated attempt to hoodwink Ghanaians.” In a press release issued on Friday, September 22, the Ministry challenged Barker-Vormawor to produce the alleged recording of the said inducement.
The Ministry also urged the public to ignore the allegations and treat them with the “utmost contempt” they deserve.
The allegations come amid ongoing protests by the #FixTheCountry Movement, which is calling for better governance and economic conditions in Ghana. The protests began in May 2021 and have continued intermittently since then.
On Friday, September 22, the protesters were allowed to proceed up to the 37 Military Hospital, which is a short distance from the Jubilee House, the seat of government. The protesters have resolved to continue their protests on Saturday, September 23.
It remains to be seen whether Barker-Vormawor will be able to produce evidence to support his allegations. If he does, it could have a significant impact on the ongoing protests and the public’s perception of the government.
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