Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof. Stephen Adei and a former Director-General of Ghana Health Service, Prof. Badu Agyeman Akosah, will soon be dragged before Parliament’s Privileges Committee to substantiate their claims that Members of Parliament are corrupt.
Days after Prof. Adei alleged that MPs take bribes before approving projects and policies, Prof. Agyemang Badu-Akosah, who is also a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, also described Ghana’s Parliamentarians as a bunch of corrupt people who are out to enrich themselves.
Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament, Dominic Nitiwul in an interview with Citi News’ Franklin Badu, said the two would be invited to provide evidence and name the corrupt MPs, as well as help Parliament, clean up the system.
“I am more interested in they helping Parliament correct an institution because if you claim that you know people who are corrupt, then you should help us to eradicate and take out those people from the system. So Prof. Stephen Adei and Prof. Agyeman Badu Akorsah will be invited to Parliament to help clean up the system,” he noted.
“We want them to come and name those people because if you say 80 percent are corrupt do you know what 80 percent means? They have to prove that the MPs are corrupt. If we don’t do these things and they just paint people black, we will one day lose the democracy that we have.”
The two will not be the first to be dragged before the Privileges Committee for making comments deemed contemptuous against the legislature.
Musician and Radio Presenter, Blakk Rasta was similarly hauled before the House after he alleged that about 80 percent of MPs smoke marijuana.