Friday, May 5, 2017

200,000 Ghana Cedis Bribery Scandal Hits Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly

1:45:00 PM


A former government appointee at the Kumasi metropolitan assembly Mr.Francis Dodovi has petitioned the Commission for Human Rights and Admnistrative Justice over some Two Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis bribery allegation between the presiding member Hon.Abraham Boadi, some members of the assembly and an investor known as Alpha Power Company Limited.

According to him, Pursuant to a petition written by three members of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) dated 24th, April, 2017, addressed to the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Kumasi, and copied to the Metro Coordinating Director of same, imploring them to conduct an investigation into a matter of bribery and conflict of interest against the Presiding Member and some Assembly Members of the KMA, he is also urging CHRAJ to further cause an investigation into this critical matter that bothers on serious allegations of bribery against these public officers who are members of the Assembly.

Attached; copy of the petition

2ND MAY, 2017

THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR

COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE (CHRAJ)
KUMASI.

Dear Sir/Madam,

PETITION TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF BRIBERY AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST AGAINST SOME ASSEMBLY MEMBERS OF THE KUMASI METROPOLITAN ASSEMBLY.

Pursuant to a petition written by three members of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) dated 24th, April, 2017, addressed to the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Kumasi, and copied to the Metro Coordinating Director of same, imploring them to conduct an investigation into a matter of bribery and conflict of interest against the Presiding Member and some Assembly Members of the KMA, I wish to petition your noble office to also further cause an investigation into this critical matter that bothers on serious allegations of bribery against these public officers who are members of the Assembly.

In the said petition, the petitioners alleged that the Hon. Presiding Member of the Assembly, Hon. Abraham Boadi, assisted by the convener of the Environmental Sub-Committee of the Assembly, Hon. Nana Yaw Wiredu, led a delegation of some selected Assembly Members to Accra to meet and negotiate with an investor called Alphar Power Co. Ltd. on behalf of the Assembly.

The petitioners further alleged that this company in question, in its quest to secure a contract with the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, sponsored the air travelling expenses, paid an amount of GH₵30,000.00 and promised an additional payment of GH₵200,000.00 to the Presiding Member and his colleagues should they be able to facilitate the companys bid to secure a contract with KMA.  


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