MPs Must Return 'Bribe' Phones

The Ghana Integrity Initiative has urged Members of Parliament to return the ZTE mobile phones they received from a Chinese company Media reports are rife that the phones distributed to all 275 members of the legislative chamber may have influenced them to approve a contract between the Chinese company and the Government. Members of the house have angrily rejected claims saying the phones cannot influence them in anyway. According to Member of Parliament for Tema East, Titus Glover, the phones given to them by the Communication Ministry on behalf of the Chinese company is only a security gadget. He added that private matters cannot even be discussed on the “cheap phones” given them. But the Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative, Vitus Azeem speaking to XYZ News said says the perception that they received the phones before approving the deal is injurious to the reputation of the chamber. He added that the phones must be returned to restore the sanctity of Ghana’s law house.