November 29, 2014

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh has described as shameful, the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) boss’ announcement that she has finally moved into her official residence after months of lodging at a hotel.

“Did we have to put pressure on her to move? It’s shameful that she should even be bold enough to declare that she moved after the second publication of the Daily Graphic,” he remarked.

CHRAJ boss accused of wasting $180,000 on rent
Lauretta Vivian Lamptey on Friday told Citi News, she had moved out of the hotel she was lodging with her family into her official residence.

This announcement came after the Daily Graphic reported that the CHRAJ boss was still lodging at the hotel three months after news of her rent expenditure which caused public outrage.

Reacting to Ms Lamptey’s announcement, Annoh-Dompreh, who was the first petitioner demanding her impeachment stressed that it is “detestable for her to announce and it’s not something that we should be proud of that upon persistent pressure, she decided begrudgingly to move to an official residence. It is not good enough.”

The second petitioner in the case; the Progressive Nationalist Forum (PNF) is demanding that Ms Lamptey must be made to pay the extra cost she incurred while lodging at the hotel.

The group questioned why she still lodged at the hotel when renovation works on her official residence was completed.

The Convener of the PNF, Richard Nyamah told Citi News, he has credible information suggesting that the official residence had been completed over a month ago.

“Her house had been ready for over a month now so why has it taken her an extra month to move in?” he asked.

Nyamah remarked that it is mind “boggling but beyond that, she’s cost us GHC 161,000 and I am told that the monies have actually been paid from the Ministry of Finances account.”

According to him, the nation in its current financial crisis cannot afford to settle the hotel bills from the public coffers “so I would ask the Minister of Finance to at least offset it with the period that the house was ready for her to move but continued to stay in the hotel.”

“So at least, for the last one month, the money should be deducted and then she will pay it. Already, we’ve spent huge sums of money on her already,” he added.