The Former Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Inusah Fuseini has rubbished claims by the Majority Leader of Parliament that the minority has been silent on the SSNIT scandal. He said the alleged misuse of funds and dubious contracts signed by SSNIT is already being investigated by government, therefore, as a responsible opposition; they will not stampede the investigation.
SSNIT has been rocked with a scandal which is being investigated by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) for spending $72 million on procuring and installing software system known as Operational Business Suite (OBS) in a bid to digitize the trust.
Speaking to the media, the majority leader who doubles as the MP for Suame, Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu charged the minority in parliament to be responsible in opposition and break its silence on the SSNIT scandal. He said the minority is quick to organize press conferences continuously to register to express their views on topical issues but they have been silent since news on the SSNIT scandal broke out. He said as quickly as the minority is noted for in organizing press conferences, it was expected of them to comment on this scandal considering the gravity of it and the fact that the Trust manages the pension of workers.
However, the Tamale Central legislator, Hon Inusah Fuseini speaking on Okwawu FM’s Ghana Te Sen, an Nkawkaw based radio station said, the minority represents the voiceless, therefore it will continue to put the government on its toes but then it can’t interrupt when issues of corrupt practices, misappropriation of funds are being investigated.
Referencing a comment made by the former president, John Agyekum Kufuor during the NPP, recently held delegates conference, he said there is always the need not to convict people before they are prosecuted.
Hon Fuseini added the minority will speak at the right time when investigations into the scandal have been completed.
By: Nana Yaa Amanfo/Okwawufm.com