Member of Parliament for Tamale Central and former Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Inusah Fuseini, has shot down reports that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), has directed some former appointees under the erstwhile Mahama administration, to provide details of their bank accounts over the alleged double salaries saga.
Report has it that the CID is currently investigating some nine former appointees under Mahama for taking double salaries. The CID has already written to the ex-government officials and demanded that they appear for questioning.
Some of the names mentioned are Alban Bagbin, MP for Nadowli West in the Upper West Region; ET Mensah, one of the ‘three wise men’ under Mahama’s presidency and former MP for Ningo Prampram; Haruna Iddrisu, former Minister of Employment and Labour Relations and MP for Tamale South.
The rest are Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, former Petroleum Minister and MP for Ellembelle in the Western Region and Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, former Youth and Sports Minister and MP for Odododiodioo Constituency and Former Roads and Highways Minister, Hon. Inusah Fuseini.
But responding to the claims on Accra-based Rainbow Radio, the legislator rubbished the double salaries allegations insisting, “no appointee received double salaries under Mahama. It is not possible.’’
In his view, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is intentionally targeting former government appointees. According to him, “it appears that the value of fairness, equity and justice is not being followed” “…if a public servant has been given a double salary, they are not reported to CID.
The person is called to refund the money and if that is not done; that is when you report the person to an investigative authority. But this was not done…why the discrimination?” he quizzed.