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Following the findings of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, on the USD 2.25 issue, an anti-graft Non-Governmental Organization, the Dynamic Youth Movement Of Ghana (DYMOG) has gone to the Supreme Court to seek interpretation of the law. Also joint in the suit is CHRAJ and the Attorney-General as second and third defendants respectively.
Among others, DYMOG wants the Supreme Court to make a declaration that by going beyond investigations to make a pronouncement (of guilt or otherwise) on the first defendant in respect of the allegation of breach of conflict of interest, the second Defendant has contravened Articles 287 of the 1992 Constitution.
“A declaration that by interpreting Article 284 of the 1992 Constitution (As disclosed between paragraph 3 of page 127 and paragraph 3 of page 133 of the Report), the 2nd Defendant has contravened Article 130(1) (a) the 1992 Constitution;
“A declaration that the failure of the 1st Defendant to declare his shareholding interests in Data Bank Financial Services Limited, Data Bank Brokerage Limited and Data Bank Financial Holdings Limited to the Auditor-General before taking office as Minister of Finance as found by the 2nd Defendant at page 120 of the Report, contravenes Article 286(1) (a) of the 1992 Constitution”.
“DYMOG is of the unalloyed conviction that, breaching our Laws comes with consequences and the Supreme Court is the best place to go so that our Laws can be interpreted and enforced to its logical conclusion. That is why we are going to the Supreme Court,” explained Edward Tuttor, Executive Convener of DYMOG.
He called on all Ghanaians to support them as they embark on a crusade in the interest of the nation.
Here is Edward Tuttor addressing journalists on the issue: