20December2014

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GYEEDA Rot: Let Justice Be Done –Pratt

Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Junior is advising the two major political parties in the country to allow state institution to carry out the persecution of persons indicted by the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) report.

Following a hint by the media of alleged malfeasance at the agency, President Mahama, set up a ministerial committee to investigate the issue.

Former National Coordinator of GYEEDA, Mr. Abuga Pele is alleged to have ordered payment to the tune of $2.3 million to a company for no work done which he subsequently denied.

Mr. Pele and the Chief Executive of Goodwill International Group (GIG), Philip Akpeena Assibit, appeared before the Financial Court in Accra, Friday to answer a total of 19 charges for their roles in the GYEEDA saga. They were charged with willfully causing financial loss to the state, misapplication of public funds and aiding and abetting crime. Both men have denied the charges and have been granted bail.

The Insight Managing Editor supports that the law must be allowed to take its course no matter whose ox is gored.

“EOCO is still doing its work. The Attorney General is still doing its work. It may well be that in the future; others will be put on track. Let’s all of us exercise the greatest of restraint no matter who is put on track. Their political parties should not matter. Let justice be done,” he counseled.

According to Mr. Pratt, this will empower state institutions to deliver on their mandates without interference from the public.

He spoke to Alhassan Suhuyini on Radio Gold’s current affairs programme, Alhaji and Alhaji, Saturday.

By: Joyce Vidza/www.myradiogoldlive.com