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General News of Friday, 13 September 2019


Government has no difficulty releasing investigative reports on corruption – Krapah

The government spokesperson on governance and legal affairs, Herbert Krapah says the Akufo-Addo-led administration has no difficulty releasing investigative reports conducted on appointees accused of corruption.

According to Herbert krapah, when an incident of corruption is reported, the president instructs the appropriate investigative bodies to start work.

“The president has made it clear and emphasized that there has not been a single instance since he became president in January 2017 that an allegation of corruption has been leveled against an appointee of his which has not been forwarded to the appropriate authority.

“And when the appropriate authority concludes its investigation, it is not the president who exonerates the accused persons. It is the findings of these investigations reports which are made available to the president and the president would bring out the findings of these agencies.”

Herbert Krapah, speaking on the Sunrise Morning Show on 3FM Thursday, acknowledged that Ghanaians have cause to demand the whereabouts of these reports.

“Government should be able to make this report public to the Ghanaian people so that, after all, it is good for someone like Pius to say that look at the report I have nothing to do with allegations of visa racketeering.

“I don’t think there is any difficulty at all on the part of government making the report available to the Ghanaian people,” he stressed, noting people should understand that some of these reports have to be used as bases for prosecutions.

“Look at the National Youth Authority for instance, the president will look at the prima facie evidence before him and say that, no, even before investigations are conducted these are people who should step aside, and investigations conducted and have their appointments terminated,” he said, however failing short of telling whether investigations have started into the NYA matter.

He assured the public that the president will not shield an appointee found culpable.

“I will cite an example for you, the two deputy chief of staff; Samuel Abu Jinapor and Francis Asenso Boakye, allegations were held against them and the president asked the CID to investigate the matter. Persons who made these allegations, no evidence were put on the table to support the claims.”