A committee has therefore been constituted by Assembly members to be chaired Chaired by Mr Ibrahim Tettey Ankrah, Assemblyman for the Kantseian Electoral Area in the Okai Koi South sub Metro.
The Terms of Reference of the Committee of the AMA is probe corruption allegations of procurement breaches, nepotism and the use of intimidation and threats of transfer against Staff and deliberate abandonment of projects by the Mayor.
The Committee which was formed after a Special General Assembly Meeting on Monday, February 20, 2023 is expected to submit its report in two weeks.
Mr Alfred Asiedu Adjei, Presiding Member for the Assembly, who himself was weeks ago inducted in an Ghs250,000 lorry park corruption Scandal has been supervising the probe of the Mayor as Presiding Member by law.
When one-third members of the Assembly triggered the removal of any leader of the Assembly, the Presiding Member has to within seven days call for a meeting to debate on the issues raised, as well as, set up a Committee to investigate the matter.
“So, the Assembly Members decided that they want a seven-member Committee, which a motion was moved and seconded,” he said, adding that “the Committee also agreed that they should be given two weeks, that is, ten working days for them to come up with their findings.” the PM reportedly said.
He added that: “For instance, they raised issue about procurement. She is entitled to come with the Procurement Director of AMA, issue about physical projects, the Works Department, she is entitled to that. So, that is the level we are now. Until the Committee comes out with its report, we all have to hold our guns and wait for the outcome of the Committee’s report.”
The Presiding Member however had a caution:
“My advice is not only to the Assemblymen, but also to the general public that, we should not be prejudicial to the Committee’s report. Let’s wait, when the Committee’s report is out then we can say what we want to say,” he urged.
This development after some 11 Assembly Members served notice of a resolution to pass a vote of no confidence on the Accra Mayor.