February 2, 2018

For the second time running, the Ad-hoc committee tasked to investigate the alleged collection of monies from some expatriates to sit close to the President during the 2017 Ghana Expatriates Business Award ceremony, had failed to present its report on Thursday February 1st 2018, despite assurance from the Majority leader to the House.

According to the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu the report is being held back by Dr Ayine’s uncooperative stance.

He noted that Dr. Dominic Ayine had insisted on presenting the Minority side of the report.

Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, in an interview revealed that members of the committee had agreed to conclude on the report on Wednesday and present it on Thursday, but Dr. Dominic Ayine did not show up at the hotel where the meeting was supposed to have taken place despite several assurance from him.
Mensah-Bonsu said he was however taken aback when the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, informed him today that Dr. Ayine decided to present a supposed minority report on the investigations by the Committee.

“This morning at the business meeting, my colleague the Minority Leader came to inform me that Dr. Ayine wants to write a minority report. That cannot delay. If you want to write a minority report why don’t you tell your colleagues? Clearly there is something amiss,” he said.

He however maintained that, the report, which is over 50 pages, will certainly be laid before the House on Friday, whiles the debate will be deferred to Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

“The committee] were going to lay the report, [but] I prevailed upon them to wait, so they could have a meeting. So eventually they agreed to have a meeting at 4:00pm. They should go and have that meeting, and then tomorrow they will lay the document. The meeting is because of Dominic Ayine. So whatever he has, he should come and share with the committee, they will know how to handle it,” he added.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com