Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has accused the Nana Akufo-Addo led administration of whitewashing the CID report on the Australia Commonwealth games visa scandal which exonerated the deputy minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Pius Enam Hadzide.
“We believe that there are incidences of whitewashing of the investigation that is why we have indicated that the presidency has to make public the findings of the committee” he said.
Although the CID report on the visa scandal has not been made public, the legislator believes that the mere announcement that the deputy sports minister, Enam Hadzide is not guilty of any wrongdoing on a political platform is not an enough proof to exonerate him.
Speaking during the National Delegates Congress of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Koforidua in the Eastern Region on Saturday, President Akufo Addo said he’s had to reinstate Hon. Pius Enam Hadzide after he was cleared of any wrongdoing by the CID.
“Upon my return from South Africa on a state visit I’ve received the report on the Australian Visa scandal which has exonerated the suspended Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports from any complicity in the visa fraud. I’ll lift his suspension on Monday and return him to office.
Mr. Hadzide was suspended after 60 Ghanaians who were in Australia for the commonwealth games were detained and deported for acting as journalists. According to Australian authorities, they were not convinced by the reasons given by the so-called journalists hence there detention.
Speaking on Eyewitness News on Citi Fm, Ras Mubarak said “this is one particular incident that brought unto our nation, unto all of us, monumental levels of embarrassment. We were all embarrassed by the fact that people who were not sportsmen and women ended up in Australia and this was read all over the world.”
He noted that, Ghanaians will be their own judge if the report on the visa scandal is made available to the General public.
“We want that finding to be made public so that Ghanaians can read and analyze the findings and find out whether or not there was any collusion” he added.