PV Obeng’s Report Is Bogus

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has confirmed that its planned anti-corruption demonstration in Accra will come off as scheduled from September 10, 2013, blasting government over the handling of the GYEEDA report.

The party described the constitution of the P.V. Obeng Committee to review “the GYEEDA report and advice” as nothing but a cover-up engineered by the presidency.

PV Obeng, a Senior Presidential Advisor was charged to reveal the stinking GYEEDA report after which his report had been referred to the Attorney General and EOCO for further investigations.

National Chairman of the PPP, Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond, told journalists at the party’s headquarters in Accra, that nothing would change the date for the demo again.

The Chairman said the party had listened to the concerns raised by well-meaning Ghanaians about the timing of the action and had accordingly put it on hold till the Supreme Court ruling is over.

“We have therefore written to the Police Service to announce a new date of September 10, 2013 to provide an opportunity for the Police Service to marshal all the personnel needed to protect citizens engaged in a legitimate constitutional exercise,” he said.

In the 2012 elections, the PPP campaigned on incorruptible leadership and reforms of the country’s governance infrastructure through constitutional amendments, as the most realistic way of fighting and defeating corruption which had become institutionalized and endemic, vowing to lead a national crusade to defeat the canker which denies the nation over GH¢3billion of development funds every year.

The PPP cited startling revelations from the Auditor General’s December 2011 Report which highlights cash irregularities amounting to GH¢33,972,751.25 from misappropriation, failure to recover funds from dishonoured cheques, unauthorized expenditure, and the non-availability of records on revenue collected; which ironically was more pronounced in the AG & Justice Ministry, which topped the chart with an amount of GH¢16,375,045.05

The PPP Chairman charged that “judgment debts and negotiated settlements have become a fiendish art and a path to riches for those with the right contacts in government.”

The party warned that it would not rest until the four-fold reforms it had promised Ghanaians become a reality.

The reforms include turning the Office of Attorney-General into an Independent Prosecutor’s Office separate from the Ministry of Justice so that that the Office is removed from the negative influence of partisan politics to deal with all forms of corruption or corruptive practices.

It is also seeking for the separating the Legislature (Parliament) from the Executive (Presidency) so that effective checks and balance could occur.

The PPP wants the election of metropolitan, municipal and district executive of assemblies by removing the “hand” of the Executive (Presidency) from the appointments.

It is also craving for establishing a Ministry of Public Service to continuously seek improvement in the way work is done and take steps to strengthen public institutions.

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