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26-Jun-2013  
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An intriguing revelation by the Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Kweku Baako that he has in his custody documents to show that members of the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), has written to mobile phone assembling firm, RLG demanding money to travel abroad has started raising eyebrows.

Mr. Baako’s revelation badly exposed parliamentarians on the Public Accounts Committee, chaired by a Minority MP, Kweku Agyemang Manu, as being caught in a conflict of interest situation where they could be compromised in the performance of their duties as protectors of the public purse.

Mr. Baako’s claims, comes as a surprise to many that a committee which scrutinizes public spending and also question irregularities in the public sector, would be seeking funding from an organization, that will soon appear before the committee.

The ace Jerry John Rawlings pal, who brandished the said letter in the studios of Joy FM during last Saturday's Newsfile Programme, did not mention the signatory and the date on the said letter.

The PAC in recent times dealt among issues of judgment debts paid to Construction Pioneers (CP), Waterville Holdings (BVI), the GH¢51million Woyome saga among others.

Several efforts by The Herald to speak to the Director of Public Affairs of Parliament, Mr. Jones Kugblenu, to ascertain the veracity of Mr. Baako’s claim proved futile.

Mr. Baako who is a regular panelist on Joy FM’s news analysis programme “News Files” openly brandished a document in the studio of the Joy FM and Multi TV that PAC recently wrote to RLG demanding financial support to embark on a foreign trip, and questioned whether that sponsorship could also not have compromised the MPs in the performance of their duties in protecting the public purse.

On the new borehole episode which were expected to be drilled at any location of the MPs choice, according to Mr. Baako, were requested by the MPs at the lunch of RLG’s Foundation last year by the then Vice-President, John Dramani Mahama.

He maintained that discussions had gone on between RLG and Parliament since last year adding, that it was during the latter stages of the discussions that RLG wrote to the Clerk of Parliament, Emmanuel Ayimadu, asking the MPs to select locations to drill the boreholes.

An emotionally incensed Mr. Baako, insisted that the MPs made the free boreholes request under RGL’s “Water for All Initiative”, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
 
 
Source: The Herald
 
 

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