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Cash For Seats: Committee Sitting Lacks Seriousness – CDD

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development(CDD) has expressed disappointment in the work of the Parliamentary Committee investigating the ‘cash-for-seat’ saga.

According to the Executive Director of CDD, Prof, Gyimah Boadi, the Committee’s sitting lacks seriousness.

The Ad hoc committee was set up by the Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Oquaye after the Ministry of Trade and Industry was alleged to have charged expatriates between $25,000 – $100,000 to enable them sit near President Akufo Addo at a recent awards ceremony organized by the Millennium Excellence Foundation in Accra.

Prof, Gymah Boadi in an interview with Starr News said he has no hope in the Committee.

“Do they want to come out with a report which will inform the public about what happened and didn’t happen, who’s responsible for what happened and what is to be done going forward and what punishment to be meted out to those that are found to have done wrong. That’s what we hope. It hasn’t happened before, it didn’t happen with the previous investigations parliament conducted into matters involving its won people. I’m happy that they agreed to set up the committee but I don’t have too much hope. It’s about the lack of seriousness and the tendency for them to get into legal cross-heads.”


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