The state security agencies are reported to have uncovered the diversion of huge sums of money by a gang of workers at the Tema port into their personal accounts.
It is said to be part of revelations of an ongoing investigations into financial malfeasance at the Tema sea port of entry.
Twenty-two people made up of 19 Customs officials and three representatives from freight forwarders ganged up as a syndicate operating at the port syphoning such amount over a very short period of time.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo who dropped the hint at a public forum in London last Friday expressed dismay about the current pace of sophisticated forms of corruption in the country, reports Nana Sifa Twum, Graphic Online’s correspondent in London.
A very large crowd queued outside to have access to the Westminster Central Hall long before the scheduled time for the meeting while the atmosphere was charged inside with the arrival of the President and his entourage being met with choral music amidst dancing and jubilation.
He said reports reaching his office indicates that well over Gh¢1.2billion has been allegedly done away with in a very short time by certain people operating at the port.
He therefore pledged to do all he can to bring such unpatriotic activities by certain individuals to an end.
According to Sifa Twum, even though President Akufo-Addo did not provide details, because the investigations were ongoing, he lamented on the situation and noted that it is unacceptable and unpatriotic.
He estimated that over Gh¢10 is lost through such dubious activities and noted, “if you look at the whole structure of the port and the handful of them can be responsible for the level of lost, put it all together and you can imagine the level of leakages in the system.