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Press Releases of Sunday, 26 July 2009

Source: J. Ato Kobbie

Commission Of Inquiry (Ghana@50)

Conference Room, Old Parliament House Bldg, High Street, Accra.

July 25, 2009

PRESS RELEASE The Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Activities of the Ghana@50 Secretariat will continue with its public hearings on Monday, July 27, 2009 at the Conference Room of the Old Parliament House building in Accra.

The regional co-ordinating councils of the ten regions of Ghana will appear during the week in the following order:

Monday July 27, 2009 - Eastern Region/Central Region

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - Ashanti Region/Brong-Ahafo Region

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - Western Region/Volta Region

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - Northern Region/Upper East/Upper West

The public hearings are from Mondays to Thursdays, and start at 9:00a.m. each day.

The three-member Commission has His Lordship, Mr. Justice Isaac Duose of the Court of Appeal as Chairman, with Mr. Osei Tutu Prempeh, Former Auditor-General and Mrs. Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong, a Legal Practitioner, as members.

The Commission has Mrs. Barbara Tetteh-Charway and Mrs. Evelyn Keelson as Counsel/Secretaries.

The Commission, was established by C.I. 61, issued by the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Prof. John Evans Atta Mills on June 1, 2009 under Article 278 Clause 1(a) of the Constitution, and was inaugurated by His Excellency the Vice President, Mr. John Mahama on June 17th, 2009. It has 90 days to submit its report.

The terms of reference of the Commission are:

(a) to inquire into and report on allegations of improper use of public and of any other funds;

(b) to inquire into the use by the Secretariat of any property, movable and unmovable;

(c) to inquire into any other matter which appears to the Commission to be incidental to or reasonably related to the Ghana @ 50 celebrations, which in the opinion of the Commission ought to be enquired into; and

(d) to make recommendations in respect of the findings of fact by the Commission

The Commission wishes to notify all who have been invited to appear before it or to submit memoranda or petitions, to take this announcement as a reminder and act accordingly.

Sittings are opened to the general public.

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For any enquiries on the above statement, please contact the Press Liaison Officer, Mr. J. Ato Kobbie on Cell: 0243139680/0276230641, E-mail: j.atokobbie@yahoo.com

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