NDC Minority Petitions US Ambassador Over PDS Scandal

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The Minority in Parliament has petitioned the United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan demanding formal investigations into the PDS scandal which rocked the nation.

The petition, signed by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu was personally hand-delivered at the US Embassy in Accra by the Ranking Member on Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.

The Minority in a statement Wednesday is seeking to “…trigger investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of the United States of America especially after a clearer picture is now emerging that the Akufo-Addo Government stands complicit with top functionaries and cronies neck-deep in the putrescent sleaze.”

According to them, the Akufo-Addo Government, cannot be trusted to conduct thorough and independent investigations into this scandal of monumental proportions.

The Minority said most Ghanaians have grown skeptical “about so-called investigations by the Akufo-Addo Administration since a countless number of these investigations only end up clearing appointees. The reports are never published and the real culprits are never identified and punished.”

The Minority believes that every possible option must remain on the table”in our collective sacred duty to protect a strategic national interest, the Electricity Company of Ghana, from being balkanized by a marauding greedy cabal in questionable arrangements.”

According to them, they are fortified by the knowledge that United States Authorities would not adopt a nonchalant attitude and allow millions of US taxpayer dollars under the signed Compact II of the Millennium Challenge Account to be recklessly misapplied and squandered.

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