CHRAJ okays Baba Kamara’s appointment

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has said there is nothing wrong with Baba Kamara, the new National Security Advisor, taking up a position in government while being investigated by the Commission.

The newly appointed National Security boss is still being investigated by CHRAJ over his alleged involvement in the Mabey and Johnson scandal some six years ago.

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) wants President Mahama to suspend his appointment until the status of the bribery allegation against him is determined.

In an interview with Citi News however, the Head of Corporate Communication and Public Relations at CHRAJ, Comfort Akosua Adu said although investigations are on-going; no adverse findings have been made against him yet.

The Mabey and Johnson scandal

The Guardian in the UK in 2009 published on its front page that foreign politicians and Ghanaian officials were named as having received corrupt payments from a British firm, Mabey and Johnson as the company admitted it had systematically paid bribes around the world to win contracts.

The bridge-building firm, Mabey and Johnson, is the first major British company to be convicted of foreign bribery. Many of its contracts were financially supported by the British taxpayer.

Baba Kamara was allegedly used as a conduit to unlawfully channel some money to top government officials under the erst while President Rawlings’ administration.

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