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CHRAJ promises thorough investigation

Some sections of Ghanaians have expressed anger over reports that President Mahama was given a brand new Ford Expedition in 2012 by a Burkinabe contractor, Djibril Kanazoe who won the bid to construct the $650,000 Ghana Embassy Wall in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou.

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In an interview on Accra-based Joy FM, Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ, Joseph Whittal, said “I will like to assure Ghanaians that the Commission will live up to its constitutional responsibility in ensuring that thorough investigation is done and we will not sacrifice the thoroughness of the outcome of the investigation on the altar of the issues that may border on elections.”

He added that the Commission has received two formal petitions from the Convention Peoples Party’s youth league and a private citizen on the matter.

A third petition is being expected by the Progressive Peoples Party, Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ said.

Many anti-corruption campaigners have slammed the president for what they describe as his disregard for the guidelines on conflict of interest in accepting the vehicle gift.

However, Government in a statement issued by Communications Minister, Edward Omane Boamah said even though the car was received, it had nothing to do with the contract awarded.

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