Honorable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu has responded to Apostle Opoku Onyinah over the National Cathedral scandal.
Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa said allegations of impropriety surrounding the controversial “National” Cathedral project have prompted a parliamentary inquiry, following a conflict of interest petition presented to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in January. The petition implicated a board member associated with Apostle Opoku Onyinah, Kwabena Adu Gyamfi/Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng.
Adding, he disclosed that “In response to the allegations, a motion was successfully filed in Parliament, demanding a full-scale public parliamentary inquiry into the Cathedral affair. The motion, admitted in March by the Right Honourable Speaker, Alban S.K. Bagbin, aims to address the concerns raised and ensure transparency in the project.”
Multiple institutions, including the Ghana Revenue Authority, Public Procurement Authority, and the Office of the Registrar of Companies, have formally responded to Right to Information Requests filed by the petitioner. These responses have supported and validated the Hon. Ablakwa findings.
Hon. Ablakwa clarifies that their intentions were focused on uncovering the truth rather than seeking personal popularity, dismissing claims of engaging in a popularity contest. They emphasize the sacrifices made by Members of Parliament in fulfilling their constitutional oversight mandate and urge for their support and encouragement.
As the parliamentary inquiry progresses, Ghanaians eagerly anticipate the truth to be revealed and accountability to be upheld in relation to the “National” Cathedral project.
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