Ford Expedition Saga Decision to throw out minority caucus motion of inquiry “very sad” - Atta Akyae

Edward Doe Adjaho stated that in his dismissal speech to the house that a search by the clerk of parliament indicated that the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) had received three separate petitions concerning the same issue involving the Ford gift and was looking into the matter.

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Member of parliament for Abuakwa South, Atta Akyea has described the  decision of the Speaker of parliament to throw out a motion filed to impeach Mahama as  “very saddening”.

“The rule of natural justice was not observed because the Speaker of Parliament should have allowed the house to debate the issue and, at least, heard the minority articulate their position. But if he comes to the room with a prepared speech, where is natural justice?” he said

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Edward Doe Adjaho stated that in his dismissal speech to the house that a search by the clerk of parliament indicated that the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) had received three separate petitions concerning the same issue involving the Ford gift and was looking into the matter.

The president’s acceptance of the SUV from Burkinabe contractor Djibril Kanazoe, who was, in turn, awarded numerous contracts by the government of Ghana, was the issue of contention, which the minority felt was wrong on the president’s part.

Mr. Adjaho stated that: “After a careful study of the correspondence from CHRAJ, I have come to the conclusion that the matter is not different in material, in particular of the matter under investigation by CHRAJ.”

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He indicated that Article 287 of the constitution of Ghana gave CHRAJ the power to investigate matters relating to the breach of conduct involving public officers, for which reason it would not be proper for parliament to take up an issue already being investigated by another body mandated by the constitution to perform such duties.

“It is my view, therefore, that CHRAJ is the institution with exclusive constitutional authority to deal with all relevant matters relating to the breach of conduct of public officers including the matter involving the Ford Expedition vehicle,” he explained.

Speaking to the media after the NPP’s meeting Mr. Akyea noted that the minority caucus should have been given the opportunity to state their views on the matter.

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