There must be swift action against people cited in recent exposé – Mary Addah

There must be swift action against people cited in recent exposé – Mary Addah

A Programmes Manager at the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Mary Addah has said swift actions must be taken against individuals whose names appeared in the recent exposé by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw.

Mrs. Addah explained that there have been cases the place people’s names have come up for point out in numerous exposes and nothing has been accomplished about it.

The GII programmes Manager was commenting on the recent exposé by Anas Aremeyaw Anas titled ‘Galamsey Economy’, which featured the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance, Charles Adu Boahen.

Mr. Adu Boahen in the documentary was said to have told the undercover investigators that Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia wanted $200,000 as an ‘appearance fee’ before assembly with supposed buyers. 

The Minister was additionally reported to have said that the Vice President would demand some contracts from an investor for his siblings to get his backing and affect in establishing a business in Ghana.

According to the GII Programmes Manager, these individuals when uncovered shouldn’t simply be referred to Special Prosecutor to examine their criminality.

“For me the lesson in all of this is the fact that some people have come up for mention too many times and so we believe that going forward, there must be some swift, not just referring to Special Prosecutor to investigate the criminality around the issue of the person who is cited in this expose,” she said.

Speaking on JoyNews Newsfile Saturday with host Samson Lardy Anyenini, Mrs. Addah asserted that in the number 12 exposé by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, some names of deputy chiefs of employees and officers working in the Jubilee House had been talked about who had been said to be concerned in activities that had been illegal, however nothing was accomplished about it.

“If you recollect, some time back, the Anas’ number 12 cited people in the jubilee house for being complicit where he mentioned that the President is in his pocket. And then there were also allegations against some deputy chiefs of staff who are now ministers”, she said.

Mrs. Addah additional referred to as for a radical investigation at the presidency in order to curb the menace of corruption.

“So for me, I think that to fight corruption and also to show the way, particularly for the Vice President, he should be interested in initiating some very thorough investigation at the presidency,” she said.

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