Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, has raised allegations against certain banks for purportedly leaking sensitive account information of ministers of state and other officials.
Agyapong’s assertion suggests that this breach of confidentiality could be a contributing factor to some individuals choosing to retain large sums of money at home.
In an interview with Roland Walker on TV3, Agyapong touched on the recent incident involving former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Dapaah, who was found to have a significant amount of money stored at her residence.
Agyapong, who is an aspiring flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), emphasized the necessity of addressing this issue, even though he anticipated potential backlash.
Agyapong drew a parallel with a past incident involving Victoria Hammah, who faced public scrutiny for her comments about amassing wealth. He questioned, “The one who said, ‘if I make [money],’ got this backlash then what about the one who has it?”
Drawing from his personal experience, Agyapong noted that his business transactions with banks remain confidential due to his known business affiliations. However, he alleged that there are instances where banks divulge information about specific ministers and officials, leading to heightened scrutiny of their financial dealings.
“The banks leak information that this minister has this amount of money at home,” Agyapong claimed.
The assertion by Agyapong underscores concerns about privacy and confidentiality in the financial sector, particularly with regards to public figures.
The alleged leak of account information, if true, could have far-reaching implications for individuals’ financial decisions and the broader trust in financial institutions.
As discussions around financial transparency and integrity continue, these allegations serve as a reminder of the delicate balance between privacy and accountability in the public domain.