The new Board Chairman of COCOBOD Hackman Owusu Agyemang has revealed that he has come under a barrage of attacks from what he described as ‘small boys’ within the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He indicates that the youngsters are bent on ruining his hard won reputation and have consistently vowed to drag his name into the mud ever since he raised concerns about the outrageous GH¢ 70,000 monthly salary for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni.
According to him, those piling attacks and unsubstantiated allegations against him do not have the muscles to shoulder defamation costs if they are found guilty citing instances where he has sued some of them and costs awarded but till date no dime has been paid.
“These small boys in NDC are only interested in tarnishing my image and I don’t want to drag them to court because these small boys who have defamed me, after taking them to court, I have even not received my damages and so they should be careful “ he noted.
His comments were in response to claims by NDC communicator, Kwaku Boahen that he demanded a Toyota V8 vehicle from COCOBOD before he even begins work.
“The new COCOBOD chair is demanding a car and an office before he works. I thought he was the one complaining about Opuni’s salary and now you need V8 before you work” he said on “Dwaso Nsem” Monday.
But in response Mr Hackman Owusu Agyemang said “I was a former minister during Kufour’s regime and I never stayed in any government’s bungalow or even demanded a car from government and so why should I demand for V8 before working for the country.
“I have my own cars and I’ve put in no request for COCOCOD to give me car to work. I am even working hard to make sure that salaries of top management of COCOBOD are slashed so we concentrate more on the work and not the money.