Bribery Scandal: MPs Express Worry Over Report Delays


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Members of Parliament have expressed worry about the delay in the release of the ad hoc bribery scandal committee’s report leveled against members of the Appointment Committee of Parliament.

Even though the Committee was scheduled to lay the report on the floor of the House on Thursday to engage in a debate, members are yet to receive copies.

This is in sharp contrast to explanation given by majority leader for postponement of the debate on Wednesday.

Starr news’ Ibrahim Alhassan reported that Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu argued the move was to afford members the opportunity to study the 50 page document to enable them present their input.

Some of the MPs who are eager to read the content of the report have complained that it has dented the house’s image.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central Mahama Ayariga accused the chairman of the Appointment Committee Joe Osei-Owusu of offering bribe to the minority through the chief whip Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak after the vetting of the Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko.

Both Mr Osei-Owusu, Alhaji Muntaka and Mr Agyarko have all since denied the allegation.

By: Ghana/

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