The money, ostensibly, is to complete work on the Calf Cocoa Factory owned by the Rawlingses, which is located at Kpone in the Greater Accra Region.
According to Raymond Archer, even though the Rawlingses have taken their share of the monies from the Atta Mills Administration on the quiet, they are busy incited the youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) against the government of John Evans Atta Mills because the youth allegedly are not being taken care of!
Mr Archer, who was speaking on the programme Alhaji and Alhaji on Radio Gold Saturday, accused former President Rawlings and his wife of receiving the money within six months of the NDC coming power, and then turning round to complain that the foot soldiers were not being taken care of, and wondered why they took the money if they knew that the times are hard.
On Sunday, April 11, 2010, Mr Kofi Adams, the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress.
(NDC) and Spokesperson to the Rawlingses, was not picking up his calls, to answer whether or not his bosses had received the $5million, but if it is true that indeed the Rawlingses have received the huge amount from government, it would raise many questions, chief among which would be exactly the nature of the financing and whether the payment from government into private hands, has been approved by parliament!
Former President Rawlings has been at the forefront of agitation by the youth of the NDC against the Mills administration, constantly calling on them to rise up to keep the government on its toes because it is not taking care of them.
The revelation however that the same Rawlings and his wife have been paid five million dollars to complete their factory by Atta Mills would come as a surprise to many of the foot soldiers!
Source: Daily Searchlight