Speaker of Parliament, Mike Oquaye has directed a parliamentary probe into the alleged misappropriation of about $159 million meant for the Saglemi Housing project.
The Speaker noted that the Works and Housing Committee together with the leadership of the Prosecution and Legal Committee is to produce their findings within two weeks.
“The matter has now been referred to the Works and Housing Committee the leadership of the Prosecution and Legal Committee are to join to look into this matter which has been presented before the House and all its aspects and report as a matter of urgency,” Prof Oquaye ordered.
The Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea earlier today told Parliament that in a month, an audit of expenditures on the housing project will be completed to pave way for the prosecution of some former NDC government officials involved in the project.
He claimed Former Works and Housing Minister, Collins Dauda varied the contract terms after Parliamentary approval, which was illegal.
He further dared Mr. Atta Akyea to go ahead with the prosecution, noting that the Minister has issued such threats before to no avail.
“He said this three years ago, that they were taking culprits to court, we have been waiting for when that court matter will start.
“Everybody is ready to respond because we didn’t do anything untoward,” he was categorical.
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