Produce May 9 Disaster Accounts- Think Tank
May 09, 2011
Accra , May 9, GNA - Ghana Development Centre, (GhDC) a pro-democracy and economic think tank, has called for the publishing of the statement of accounts of the committee that investigated the incidents on May 9, 2001.
"As we remember with a deep sense of loss our brothers and sisters whose lives were prematurely cut short, we seek to prevent the disdainful use of their demise to profit certain individuals."
Samuel George, Communications Director of GhDC, in a press statement issued to GNA Sports in Accra on Monday, said the committee chaired by now Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey has failed ten (10) years on to render accounts to the good people of this country.
"We seek the redress of this anomaly against the backdrop that the Committee's most notable achievement was the unlawful detention of a sitting Member of Parliament, Hon. E. T. Mensah, without regards for the constitutional procedure of detaining a Member of Parliament. This aberration happened under the tacit watch of then Attorney-General and now flag-bearer of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo", the statement added.
The GhDC said in calling on the government to rectify this lacuna in the events surrounding the May 9, 2001 disaster, it is of the firm belief that it will serve to assuage the pains of those left behind that their loss has not been a conduit for causing financial loss to the state.
The statement added "It is our hope that the memories and legacies of our departed beloved would be upheld and may the sad episode of that gloomy day never be visited on our beloved Nation again. Long live probity and accountability! Long live Ghana !!