Bribery Allegation CHRAJ petitioned to probe Parliament bribery scandal

In a petition by Listowell to CHRAJ, he said it was important for the Commissioner to probe the matter.

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The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has been petitioned by a Ghanaian citizen, Nana Kusi-Poki Listowell to probe the alleged attempt by Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko to bribe some members of the Appointments Committee in Parliament.

In a petition by Listowell to CHRAJ, he said it was important for the Commissioner to probe the matter.

Bawku Central Member of parliament, Mahama Ayariga, had earlier indicated on Accra-based Radio Gold that Mr Agyarko sent money to the minority side in an attempt to influence them.

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The NDC Member of Parliament said they (the minority) received the money thinking it was sitting allowance for being part of the Appointments Committee only to be told it was coming from the minister designate.

He said they rejected the money and asked that the money be returned to him.

play Bawku Central Member of parliament, Mahama Ayariga


His petition to CHRAJ noted that, "I believe you agree with me that the issue of BRIBERY and CORRUPTION is a very grave nation wreaking crime and must not be confronted with kid’s gloves. Bribery and corruption is the main hindrance and bane to our development and growth as a people. It is for this reason that I write to want an independent body like yours to expedite action on this very important matter without letting anything impede your quest to act appropriately.


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"Mr. Commissioner, I have a strong feeling that the Parliament Committee of enquiry is set and may have started its work, nonetheless I see no reason why, with these several red flags raised, your dutiful office which is very independent and can justly work without any shred of favour, fear, biases, would not commence a detailed investigation into the BRIBERY scandal and probably go into the many other raised issues of corruption that is said to have characterised the Parliament of Ghana.

"Mr Commissioner, I have read your wonderful credentials and that of your outfit and I am much certain that you and the commission are task bound to execute this nationalistic project to help ascertain the truthfulness of the BRIBERY SCANDAL. I also look forward to see the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice effects a quick action into the investigation of the growing public perception that the PARLIAMENT OF GHANA IS HIGHLY CORRUPT.

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"Mr Commissioner, lastly, I believe parliament and subsequently the president ought to have waited for the resolution of this matter and should not have gone ahead with the attitude of “we don’t care” and rapidity to approve of his appointment. Accordingly, I think it would be good to investigate both the PARLIAMENT OF GHANA (LEGISLATURE) and the PRESIDENCY (EXECUTIVE) on;

  • Why the hurriedness and alacrity to approve Mr. Boakye Agyarko as Energy Minister?

  • What happens if Mr. Agyarko is found guilty of the offence which is criminal?

  •  Whether the two (2) ARMS OF GOVERNMENT have not put the cart before the horse by approving of him (Mr. Boakye Agyarko) before setting a committee to investigate the BRIBERY SCANDAL which he is been accused of as the (GIVER) guilty party.

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  • Why it would not be the case that Mr. Boakye Agyarko may have bribed his way through the presidency to become the Minister of Energy if found to be true that he is guilty of the immediate Bribery Scandal?

  • If unquestionably the MANDATE or POWER of the people (CITIZENS) is not being abused?

  • Whether both the LEGISLATURE and EXECUTIVE who are both on oath of allegiance and office have not dishonored, in principle, their oaths."

Click to read the petition: CHRAJ petitioned to probe Parliament bribery saga

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