I Did Not Weep — K. T.



A former Deputy Energy Minister, Kwabena Tahir Hammond, has debunked suggestions he “wept” when he appeared before the Judgment Debt Commission on Monday.

According to him, what they perceived as “tears” was rather a display of how “emotional” he was when he was giving evidence regarding the whereabouts of US$3.5 million of US$24 million realised from the sale of a drillship in 2001.

Dr. Sekou Nkrumah, youngest son of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was reported to have called on the former Deputy Minister to spare Ghanaians his “crocodile tears”.

His comment followed the teary-eyed evidence session by Mr. Hammond as he complained to the Commission about the bad press concerning his role in the vessel’s sale as virtually “killing his mother”.

“My mother is dying because of this,” Mr. Hammond cried out.

A member of the ruling National Democratic Congress, Samuel George Nettey, also opined that K. T. Hammond “wept” because the evidence he gave was totally false.

But, the former Deputy Energy Minister pointed out that because he is a man, he would not cry in such circumstances.

“I wasn’t crying. I am a man, why should I cry? I was emotional and displaying one’s emotion is different from crying. I was just sad because people are failing to tell the truth about the sale of the Drillship. I never cried. The last time I cried was when my father died,” he said.— Source: peacefmonline

 

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