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Special Prosecutor petitioned to probe Atta Akyea’s housing contract

A citizen of Ghana, Daniel Kwasi Amponiy has petitioned the Office of the Special Prosecutor to probe an alleged
US$81bn financial malfeasance separate housing contracts signed by former Works and Housing Minister, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea in 2018/2019.

 

The petition, which was sent to the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, was signed by Daniel Kwasi Amponiy in his capacity as a citizen of Ghana, requesting that the Special Prosecutor should prosecute the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South Atta Akyea for causing financial loss to the state.

The petitioner said, per documents available to him, Mr Atta Akyea allegedly violated the legislative functions of Parliament as stipulated in article 93(2) of the Constitution in signing the contracts in question.

The petition reads: “In actual fact, there’s the detection of official fraud and malfeasance by the actions of Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea, and it is a flagrant breach of section 179A(3)(a) of the Criminal and Other Offences(Act 29), 1960 (as amended).”

Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea was appointed as minister for Works and Housing on the 7th February 2017 by the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, and served until January 7th 2021.

Below is the full petition…

Attention:

Kissi Agyebeng Esquire

The Special Prosecutor

Office of the Special Prosecutor

Accra

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

PETITION: Malfeasance/Financial Loss To The State By Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea

Dear sir,

Please accept my compliments.

I am petitioning your good office with this written indictment of Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea who served as the Minister for Works and Housing until January 2021, and the current Member of Parliament of Akim Abuakwa South.

In September 19, 2019, “Whatsupnews” in a publication with the headline; “ATTA AKYEA SIGNS WHOPPING US $1BN IN TOTAL HOUSING CONTRACT” indicted the former Works and Housing minister over alleged financial irregularities and malfeasance.

Again, around the same time there were a series of publications on a couple of online streaming platforms with the following headlines;

“Atta Akyea signs two contracts again for August and December 2018 to the tune of $4.483 billion and $43.827 billion respectively without parliamentary approval”

“Atta Akyea signs contract worth $961 million for the construction of houses without parliamentary approval in August 2018”

Respectfully sir, reading through these news publications, and a couple of documents available to this petitioner, it is quite clear that the former Works and Housing Minister violated the legislative functions of Parliament as stipulated in article 93(2) of the Constitution in signing the contracts in question.

In actual fact, there’s the detection of official fraud and malfeasance by the actions of Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea, and it is a flagrant breach of section 179A(3)(a) of the Criminal and Other Offences(Act 29), 1960 (as amended).

It is in this light that I’m petitioning your good office to look into this matter and if possible institute criminal action against Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea for causing financial loss to the state.

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. This is why this petition needs to be treated with utmost urgency and seriousness.

Thank you

Sincerely Yours

Daniel Kwasi Amponiy

Citizen of Ghana

Source : 3 news.com

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