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13.04.2010 NPP News

NPP asks Upper East Regional Minister to step aside

By GNA
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Bolgatanga, April 12, GNA - The New Patriotic Party(NPP) has called on the Executive, to ask the Upper East Regional Minister, to step aside to facilitate the work of the committee set up to investigate acts of malfeasance against him.

Government has set up a committee to investigate allegations that Mr. Mark Woyongo and the Regional Co-ordinating Council awarded contracts without following the due process.

A statement issued by the spokespersons of the Communications Group of the NPP in the region; Mr. Randy Agana and Mr. Bediako Ahmed, explained that the continuous stay in office of the Minister while the investigations are on-going may compromise the process.

It said the case was a test case of government's resolve to fight against corruption in the public service.

The group also called for the immediate investigations into claims by the Regional Minister that one Clement Akapami, a contractor contributed GH¢ 50, 000 to the National Democratic Congress campaign in 2008.

The statement said if the allegation was found to be true then it contravened section 20 of the Political Party Law, which forbids individuals from contributing such huge sums of money towards a political party.

GNA

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