Saturday, 9 November 2013

Ghanaian Deputy Minister of Communication, Victoria Hammah fired for embezzlement comment

Ghana's Deputy Communications Minister Victoria Hammah has been sacked after she was recorded allegedly saying she would stay in politics until she has made $1m (£600,000).

"If you have money then you can control people," she seems to say on the tape which has been widely circulated.

The voice purported to be that of Victoria Hammah is heard telling a female companion
“I will not quit politics until I make one million dollars. If you have money then you can control people." She also criticized another minister, the deputy minister of gender, children and social protection, Rachel Appoh, in the leaked tape. She said “it was useless for the deputy minister to fight Nana Lithur whose husband is friends with former President Jerry Rawlings and was President Mahama’s lawyer during the 2012 election challenge. She cannot boast of 100,000 Ghana cedis or 100,000 dollars.
Ms Hammah has not yet commented on the tape or her sacking but her driver has been questioned by the police, after she lodged a complaint, saying her right to privacy had been infringed.

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