The Ashanti regional youth organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Brogya Genfi has declared his intention to petition the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) over parliamentary bribery scandal.
He hinted that he will embark on this course with his colleague Eastern regional youth organiser adding that the petition will be sent on Friday January 3, 2017.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central Mahama Ayariga and some minority members on the Appointments Committee have accused the Chairman Joe Osei-Owusu of offering bribe to members through energy minister Boakye Agyarko for his approval
Speaking on Abusua FM’s Abusua Nkommo hosted by Kwame Adinkra, he doubted if the five-member committee set up by the Speaker of Parliament Aaron Mike Ocquaye are up to the task.
According to him, it will be a one day wonder where issues are swept under the cover without meaningful results.
He indicated that there is a conflict of interest in the appointment of the Chairman for the committee the MP for Essikado- Ketan constituency Joe Ghartey because he is also a nominee yet to be vetted and that he cannot give fair judgement.
Mr Genfi suggested an independent body to investigate the case and dissolve the committee adding that the chairman will be prejudiced in his judgement.
‘Joe Ghartey heading the committee is a big problem, I don’t doubt his credibility but he cannot be objective in his judgement because he is a nominee. How do you expect him to give a fair judgement after the committee’s investigations? . He will do everything within his powers to favour the accused. We object his appointment as the Chair.
My colleague who is NDC eastern regional youth organiser and I are going to petition CHRAJ on this matter. We will send the petition this Friday January 3, 2017. CHRAJ has stated that it will come in if the committee fails to execute its work. And we believe the committee has failed based on its composition,’ he explained.
According to him, this a test on the Akufo Addo’s government to prove that it does not tolerate corruption related cases.
He wondered why the President has refused to ask the energy minister to step aside whiles investigations go on.
The regional youth organiser called on Ghanaians to ensure that the truth is established.