‘Double salary’ MPs must face the law – Fixing The Country Movement

Pressure group Fixing The Country Movement has expressed disgust about the seeming inertia that has characterized investigations thus far into members of Parliament who served as ministers under John Dramani Mahama and received double salaries.

The matter came to the fore in 2017 as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) took over the administration of the country.

“We have read a police report on the matter that said the alleged action by the MPs ‘is contrary to Section 124 (1) of the Criminal and other Offences Act 1960 (Act 29), as amended in 2012, Act 849. Section 124 relates to the offence of stealing’,” a statement from the Movement on Thursday, December 9 said.

“It has been over 4 years and we’ve still not seen any action taken by the Attorney General and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to bring finality to the matter.

“We’re livid over the inactions of the law enforcement agencies to ensure that the full might of the law is brought to bear on the culprits. Crime must never be overlooked no matter the persons involved.

“In that regards, we request the immediate intervention of law enforcement to ensure a criminal investigation process is activated in a prompt and impartial manner just so the beneficiaries of the double salary saga can face the consequences of their criminal action,” the statement signed by Convener Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah demanded.

“Criminal misdemeanour should be accorded the seriousness it deserves by allowing the criminal justice system to interpret and assess its social impact and apportion punishment as prescribed by law. Which is why this petition needs to be treated with utmost urgency and seriousness.

“The impression of impunity may encourage others to take the same route and it may ultimately lead to the destruction of the fabric of the state.”

It cited the former Tamale Central MP, Inusah Fuseini, Ada MP Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah and former Brong Ahafo Region Minister Eric Opoku as some of the MPs captured by the data.


Source : 3 news.com



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