Anas Petitions CHRAJ To Investigate Ofori-Atta
Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has also petitioned the Commission on the Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta. CHRAJ Commissioner, Joseph Whittal confirmed to media that the Commission has received an official complaint from the Tiger Eye PI team
on a conflict of interest situation involving Ken Ofori-Atta and Former Minister of State, Charles Adu Boahen. Tiger Eye PI in its petition alleged that the duo have engaged in conflict of interest in the use of their companies in relation to the purchase of government bonds while executing their duties as state officials. The allegations
are that there is conflict of interest in terms of their official duties as public officers and the companies in which they have interest in terms of government bonds and so the case is going through the standard process of assessment in order to make sure that it meets procedural requirement under the Commission’s
regulation as well as whether it is really within the mandate of the Commission. Based on that, we will then decide what next steps to take, he said. It will also be recalled that Charles Adu Boahen was dismissed for alleged influence peddling in the latest expose, the ‘Galamsey Economy’ by Anas. Mr. Adu Boahen has
however, denied being involved in any corrupt activity and said the documentary sought to entrap him. Already, the Minority in Parliament has also accused the Finance Minister of conflict of interest as part of the justification for the censure motion against him.