Anas petitions CHRAJ to investigate Ofori-Atta

Anas petitions CHRAJ to investigate Ofori-Atta

Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.

CHRAJ Commissioner, Joseph Whittal confirmed to JoyNews that the Commission has received an official criticism from the Tiger Eye PI workforce on a battle of curiosity scenario involving Ken Ofori-Atta and Former Minister of State, Charles Adu Boahen.

Tiger Eye PI in its petition alleged that the duo have engaged in battle of curiosity in using their firms in relation to the acquisition of government bonds whereas executing their duties as state officers.

“The allegations are that there is conflict of interest in terms of their official duties as public officers and the companies in which they have interest in terms of government bonds and so the case is going through the standard process of assessment in order to make sure that it meets procedural requirement under the Commission’s regulation as well as whether it is really within the mandate of the Commission. Based on that, we will then decide what next steps to take,” Whittal told JoyNews.

It will be recalled that Charles Adu Boahen was dismissed for alleged affect peddling within the newest expose, ‘Galamsey Economy’ by Anas.

Mr. Adu Boahen has nonetheless, denied being concerned in any corrupt activity and said the documentary sought to entrap him.

Already, the Minority in Parliament has additionally accused the Finance Minister of battle of curiosity as a part of the justification for the censure movement against him.

During the Committee listening to, attorneys for Ken Ofori-Atta argued that any allegation of battle of curiosity can solely be investigated and inside the purview of CHRAJ and due to this fact prayed for the Committee to strike out that allegation.

If CHRAJ finds it price investigating, the accused individuals could be required to seem before the antigraft establishment to reply some questions in relation to the petition filed.

Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta is currently going through a censure movement by the Minority to take away him from office whereas 98 of the NPP MPs have declared a vote of no confidence in his skill to ship on the mandate of Finance Minister.

As a part of the demand for ken Ofori-Atta to be sacked, the Minority said the Minister’s incompetence has resulted within the present poor state of the financial system.

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