MP for North Tongu, Okudzeto Ablakwa, has triggered the Right To Information law to request information from two state institutions.
The request relates to the MP’s claim of double identity made against Rev. Kusi-Boateng, Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral Project.
Mr. Ablakwa has already dragged the Founder and General Overseer of Power Chapel Worldwide to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice after accusing him of conflict of interest.
The Reverend Minister’s company is accused of receiving a questionable transfer of GHS2.6 million of the funding for the cathedral. Before heading to CHRJ, the MP called for the Reverend Minister’s removal from the board.
But the National Cathedral Secretariat has exonerated the pastor. It has explained that the amount was to refund a loan from his company, JNS Talent Limited to the Secretariat.
Rev. Kusi-Boateng has also described the allegations by the MP as inaccurate. He has promised to subject himself to the CHRAJ investigations. The National Cathedral Board of Trustees says it has engaged Deloitte to carry out an audit of its activities.
The Board also announced that it has requested a parliamentary probe into its dealings.
When Mr. Ablakwa made the conflict of interest allegation, he also accused the Rev. Minister of using double passports with different dates of birth. He also accused him of using two Tax Indentification Numbers (TIN) which is against the Ghana Revenue Authority’s regulations.
It is based on these and the MP’s suspicion of some wrongdoing by the pastor, that’s he’s written to the Registrar General’s Department and the Ghana Revenue Authority for some vital information.
The MP announced in a Facebook post on Friday, January 27, 2023, that he had taken the action in the spirit of “the rule of law and democratic accountability.”
“I have successfully filed 2 RTI requests with the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Registrar General’s Department on the Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng/Kwabena Adu Gyamfi Double Identity Scandal. In the true spirit of the rule of law and democratic accountability, these 2 institutions owe the Ghanaian people urgent explanations.For God and Country. Ghana First 🇬🇭. Ephesians 5:11 [ESV] Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.”
Source – Tru News Report