General News of Friday, 17 February 2017

Source: 3news.com

Ablakwa’s request forces ‘bribery’ committee to suspend sitting

Ghartey Committee Vet play videoThe ad hoc committee suspend sitting to meet the requests of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The ad hoc committee set up by Parliament to investigate a bribery allegation against some members of the Appointments Committee, was forced to suspend sitting on Friday to meet the requests of the MP for North Tongue, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.

Mr. Ablakwa has, through his lawyers, requested to appear before the committee after the Chairman of the Appointments Committee, Joe Osei Owusu, made certain claims against him when he appeared before the committee.

The North Tongue MP is also demanding that the committee provide him with a copy of the proceedings in their first sitting on Tuesday with Mr. Osei Owusu.

The Chairman of the ad hoc committee, Joe Ghartey announced today that the committee has obliged to the MP’s requests.

He suspended sitting and announced that they will resume on Monday, February 20, 2017. He subsequently ordered the clerk of parliament to serve notice to all persons who are supposed to appear before the committee.

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