Mr. Richard Asante Yeboah, an Anti Corruption Crusader says he is poise to petition the Head of European Union over Ford Gift Saga since the CHRAJ did shallow work in investigating the matter.
According to the Asante Yeboah, the Constitutional mandated body CHRAJ image is dented due to conduit politically motivation attitude to satisfy the their employers adding that, the Commission lack the cutting edge in probing the their own pay masters.
the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ after months of painstaking insvetigation concluded that, President John Dramani Mahama contravened the gift policy with regards to his decision to accept a Ford vehicle gift from a Burkinabe contractor,)
According to CHRAJ, it was satisfied that the gift in question formed part of gifts prohibited under the Gift Policy under the Code of Conduct and that although the evidence showed that President Mahama subsequently surrendered the gift to the State, the action nonetheless contravened the Gift Policy.
That notwithstanding, the commission has also concluded that the President’s action did not amount to accepting a bribe.
This is because, upon evidence, the President submitted the Ford Expedition gift from the Burkinabe contractor, Mr Djibril Freres Kanazoe, to the state.
CHRAJ, however, also established that the President was not culpable of conflict of interest, bribery or fraud in relation to the manner in which the vehicle was given to him.
A 78-page extensive decision by CHRAJ on the matter, a copy of which was available to OTECNEWS, covered the genesis of the saga from the time the story was aired by Joy FM in June this year, to the various media publications, the subsequent petitions by individuals and groups, and the in-depth investigations by CHRAJ, which included the review of audio and video footages and various extensive interviews with ministers and public servants.
It also included recommendations with the Commission concluding that “full or further investigations into the allegations are not warranted. The allegations therefore, are hereby dismissed”.
But Speaking to OTEC Mid-day News, Mr. Richard Asante Yeboah, who is not happy about the ruling indicated that, evidence released by the Joy FM’s undercover Journalist Manasseh Azure proved beyond reasonable doubt that, the them Vice President accepted Ford Expedition gift from the Burkinabe contractor, Mr Djibril Freres Kanazoe which eventually paved way the Businessman to win EU contract in a mysterious circumstances.
Mr. Richard Asante Yeboah observed that, contract executed by Mr Djibril Freres Kanazoe has started detoriating because he (Kanazoe) did not have the capacity to prosecute such International project.
Source, Otec FM, STORY BY, Isaac Nsiah Foster and protocol