Source: adomonline.com - Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr. is calling on former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Prof. Stephen Adei to provide evidence to support his claim that parliamentarians take bribe to approve policies and projects.
According to him, he will be very surprised if the professor is unable to proof his assertions.

“I will be very surprise if Prof. Adei doesn’t have evidence to support these allegations because of his experience with some of these allegations…during his time as Rector at GIMPA, there were all manner of unproven allegations against him which he was not happy about…why would he do same to people,” he quizzed.

Professor Stephen Adei has alleged that most members of Ghana’s parliament use their roles on parliamentary select committees to receive bribes before approving projects and policies.

According to him, some shamefully go to the extent of demanding additional bribes that will cater for their girlfriends.

“The other day somebody asked me a question and I was so shocked. The person asked whether I gave bribe to Parliament for them to pass GIMPA’s law. Not knowing that now if you want Parliament to pass anything else, not only do you bribe the committee, but after they have gotten their share, they ask you where is our last top?

"In other words; you haven’t made provision for our girlfriends. It’s time now in Ghana for us to rise; and it for us to lay the foundations of righteousness in the next generation. Train your children to be servant-leaders wherever they are.”

The tough-talking professor, who was addressing the 40th anniversary of the SAPS School in Accra, also stated that “at least 8 in 10 politicians in Ghana are glorified thieves although almost every need of theirs is met by the state. We have to stop it.”

But speaking on Accra based radio station Tuesday, the Insight Editor retorted that “it will be very difficult for Prof Adei to provide proof to back his allegations”.

In his view, though the former Rector of GIMPA was quiet specific, he doubted the credibility of his statistics.
 


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