The National Cathedral Secretariat has replied to allegations of conflict of interest and corruption made by North Tongu Member of Parliament (MP) Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa against Rev Kusi Boateng, Secretary of the Secretariat, by adamantly stating that any payment made to the company (JNS Talent Centre), which Okudzeto Ablakwa links to Rev Kusi Boateng, was a repayment of a loan the company had made to the Secretariat Rev. Kusi Boateng.
According to reports, Rev Kusi Boateng was allegedly stated to be the third director of JNS Talent Cantre Limited by Mr. Ablakwa earlier in the day in a social media post.
Below are Honorable Ablakwa’s words:
“This firm had received a payment of GH2.6 million from the Secretariat. Unimpeachable and incontrovertible evidence confirms that Mr. Kwabena Adu Gyamfi is the famous Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng who still serves on the National Cathedral Board as an Executive Council Member/Director.”
He continued, “For the avoidance of doubt, there is no distinct Kwabena Adu Gyamfi. Kwabena Adu Gyamfi is a criminal creation of Rev. Victor Kusi-Boateng. The two are therefore one and the same.”
In light of this, Secretariat’s Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Opoku Mensah, responded in a press statemernt that “a normal verification, expected of a Member of Parliament, would have revealed that this was not an illegal payment, but rather a refund of a short-term interest-free loan made by JNS to top up the payments to the contractors of the National Cathedral.
“This support was sought from a National Cathedral Trustee Member, Rev Kusi Boateng, in a letter dated August 26, 2021, due to a delay in the receipt of funds to pay the Contractors on time,” he added.
Moreover, Rev. Dr. Opoku Mensah continued to emphasize that:
“The GHC 2.6m was paid from the JNS account to the National Cathedral account on August 27, 2021, following a request from Rev Kusi Boateng to his bankers, ADB. The GHC 2.6m was refunded to Rev Kusi Boateng, and JNS, by the National Cathedral on September 8, 2021.”
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