Outspoken broadcaster, Blessed Godsbrain Smart, has called for dissolution of Ghana’s Parliament following an attempt by a private businessman to bribe 80 of them.
He says the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu’s call for investigation into the allegation is enough grounds for the House to be shut down.
The Majority Leader told journalists Thursday, November 3, 2022, that the claims might not be true and hence, the need to probe to ascertain the facts.
He added the motive of the said businessman would be unraveled in the course of the investigation.
“With particular reference to the attempted bribery, it’s come before me. We’ll investigate if it true and if it is true, establish the motive of that person. Sometimes, these things come up. You remember the issue of a minister who was nominated to appear before the vetting committee. There was an allegation that he had attempted to bribe some people or influence some people. Eventually, it turned out to be – I will not say falsehood – but an untruth,” he indicated.
Calls have come from various quarters for the Special Prosecutor to investigate the said bribery attempt, including the President of the IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe. He says the allegations, if true is an affront to the laws of the land.
Also, some Minority MPs have also asked the 80 MPs to name the said businessman.
“We want to investigate; if it is true, what is the motive of the person? And then we can make some statements on that,” Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu stressed.
Asante Akyem Member of Parliament, Andy Appiah Kubi who is the group’s spokesperson confirmed that some businessman tried bribing the MPs to rescind their decision.
Meanwhile, broadcaster Blessed Godsbrain Smart has alleged the businessman is into waste collection in Ghana.
By Felix Anim-Appau|Onuaonline.com