Pressure continues to mount on government to ensure that Hope Sodzinshie, an official of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Customs Unit at the Afalo Border, is duel investigated and sanctioned.
Tension is gradually building in the business centre of Aflao, where businessmen and women who do business along the Ghana-Togo border, amid heavy demands for the interdiction of the Aflao CEPS Commissioner.
These demands are coming in as result of the purported reinstatement of one Hope Sodzinshie, a CEPS official at post after he was allegedly sacked from the service for misdemeanor. Hope Sodzinshie who was sacked from both the Military and CEPS, has been questionably reinstated.
Before Hope?s dismissal from the service, he was attached to the National Task Force of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Customs division.
His coming back to post at a full-fledged CEPS official at the Aflao border, makes people to smell what they described as ?fishy deal? at the CEPS office, hence their demand on the Authorities to probe the development.
Information gathered by is that, Hope Sodzinshie has been reassigned to Akanu Border also near Aflao after series of publications and calls on the government and the relevant authorities to investigate his activities along the border.
It was a worry to many people who believe that Hope Sodzinshie?s coming back to the service was fraudulently done.
They have called on the President John Dramani Mahama to actually institute investigations into the Hope Sodzinshie scandal if indeed he and his government are committed to the fight against corruption.
Sadly, the confidence people repose in the NDC-led administration, which has promised to fight corruption with all its arsenals, is gradually waning as people, especially Aflao residents, say the lackadaisical attitude being exhibited by government and its agencies towards relevant issues that have come into the media domain, will cause the party?s defeat in the coming elections.
They are still harbouring displeasures against government for not doing anything about Hope Sodzinshie, a CEPS officer at the Aflao border, whose issues have been in the news for the past two months.
There is no doubt that new hurdles have emerged that appears to have showed how state institutions that are mandated to investigate illegalities have refused to do so.
They mentioned that a case such as that of Hope Sodzinshie, should not be allowed to travel for long, since Hope Sodzinshie is still at post with his usual intimidating behaviour.
Speaking to a businessman at the border, he had this to say, ?Nobody could tell a blind man, there is no salt in the soup. This has been in the media and in fact this is not the time for us to be telling government. They know about this, they are just trying to be careless.?
Still, the question remains, where is the notorious objectivity and commitment to fight corruption in this country?
?You ask me I will say, I don?t see any Integrity,? another businessman said grudgingly.
Interestingly, the silence on the part of the CEPS Commissioner and government over the matter has sent tongues wagging, with majority of businessmen and women who use the Aflao border demanding answers as to the reasons why Hope Sodzinshie has been reinstated and moved to the Akanu Border instead of interdicting him and launching an investigation into his activities.