President John Dramani Mahama has been asked to name officers indicted in the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) report who have been invited by the Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service instead of engaging in 'mere rhetoric'.
This call comes after President Mahama indicated that all the suspects indicted in the GYEEDA saga have been invited by the police and are helping in investigations.
Addressing Muslims gathered at the Independence Square to pray and mark this year's Eid-ul Adha, President Mahama said: “those who were indicted in the report, I am happy to say the CID has invited them and commenced investigations. If the indicted persons are found culpable, the dockets will be prepared and given to the Attorney General in order that they will be prosecuted”.
But Central Regional Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is of the view that it is not enough to just say some people have been invited without mentioning their names.
“I don't see the effect or importance of what he said; it doesn't mean anything. Let the president come again and tell us who have been referred to the CID,” he said.
Contributing to a panel discussion on 'Kokrokoo', Kwamena Duncan, also asked the president to report himself to the CID 'since the rot at GYEEDA occurred under his watch'.
“If you make a stool for monkey then be sure that all around you, it will be total mess. If CID should investigate someone, it should be the president himself; he should present himself before the CID. There was a coordinator; people were in charge who held press conferences and told us how the programmme (GYEEDA) was doing... They couldn't have disbursed such a huge amount without the authorization of the Minister in charge and the President… President Mahama should leave us alone to continue to groan in pain in our small corners and not disturb us with such issues,” he stated.