The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has said that it would thoroughly investigate conflict of interest claims against President John Mahama over his receipt of a Ford Expedition vehicle from a Burkina Faso businessman in 2012.
The said businessman went on to win two contracts worth about GH¢100 million from the government, according to an investigative report by Joy FM’s Manasseh Azure-Awuni.
The development has prompted the Convention Peoples Party’s youth league and a private citizen to petition the commission over the president’s conduct.
A third petition is expected to be filed in the coming days by the Progressive People’s Party.
Confirming the receipt of the petitions, the deputy commissioner of CHRAJ, Joseph Whittal, pledged that the commission would be thorough in its investigations and also make the results of its findings public.
“I will like to assure Ghanaians that the commission will live up to its constitutional responsibility in ensuring that thorough investigation is done and we will not sacrifice the thoroughness of the outcome of the investigation on the altar of the issues that may border on elections,” he told Accra-based Joy FM.