Thu. Feb 2nd, 2023

The government’s failure to completely publish the Sole Inquirer’s report in the aftermath of the demolition of the Bulgarian Embassy in Accra has been questioned by the Minority in Parliament.

The government’s willful refusal to make the findings public, according to the caucus, smacks of dishonesty and collusion, a scenario that must be criticized.

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, believes that the genuine results of the Inquirer should not be hidden.

“It’s critical that we underline the limited progress that has been made because there are still so many issues to be handled.”

The NDC Minority Caucus’ main issue is that the 149-page paper be published in its entirety.
“We are not satisfied in the least that this information has not been made public,” he stated on Eyewitness News.

Mr. Ablakwa thinks that the diplomatic embarrassment must be avoided, and that there is a responsibility to uncover the truth behind the demolition.

“Best practices highly advise that when an investigation is done, the report be made public.”
If, as a government, you have nothing to conceal or want to shield anyone, you make the work of the Sole Inquirer public.
Why is the government reluctant to make the whole report public?
This assertion is a sham. It’s a huge joke. We will not accept it.

Following the release of the report, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources stated that it accepts the conclusions and recommendations in full after analyzing the 149-page report of the Sole Inquirer.

It stated in a statement that it had begun taking the required steps to adopt the Sole Inquirer’s recommendations.

The report, some of which were disclosed by the Ministry, suggested that the alleged private developer who caused the destruction to be sanctioned and ordered to pay compensation to those harmed.

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has also ordered that “no additional developments” be made on the ground where the demolished Bulgarian Embassy facility stood until legal concerns were resolved.

However, in response to these advancements, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa stated that they are insufficient.

“Reading the Minister’s attempt reveals a broad chain of collaboration.”
People are conspiring to falsify the court’s decision.
There is a definite plot on multiple levels, with just one scapegoat.
Consider how flimsy the recommendation for censure is.
What do they think of us in this country? he inquired.

According to the Lands Commission, the Bulgarians have a lease that expires in 2033 and is renewable.

The Bulgarian Embassy in Accra, located at Kakramadu Road, Plot No. 10, East Cantonments, was partially demolished in 2017 by a so-called private developer.

The Lands Commission ordered the developer to halt construction on the site’s redevelopment project.

However, work has been going on since then.

Source: Citinewsroom.com

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