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Dampare leaked tape: Speaker suspends deliberation on report over lack of consensus amongst committee members

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IGP Dr George Akuffo Dampare in a handshake with COP George Alex Mensah

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has directed the adhoc Committee that probed the leaked tape allegedly plotting the ousting of the IGP to go and complete its work.

This is in light of the lack of consensus that has come up after the committee submitted its report to Parliament.

Following the completion of the report, Chairman of the Committee, Samuel Atta-Akyea, who is also the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, has said the members have been divided over the document.

He is making claims that some of the members on the committee have opposed to the findings and recommendations made in the report, despite everyone else signing but him.

Deliberating over the report in Parliament today, Thursday, July 04, 2024, the Vice Chairman of the Committee, James Agalga, indicated that “the work of the committee was consensual or unanimous in the sense that the Chairman did not have an original vote and therefore this report is unanimous. It’s the unanimous verdict of the members who had original voting rights. So the chairman’s refusal to sign because it is visible on the report that he did not sign this report but that is inconsequential because this is a unanimous verdict.”

On his part, the Speaker asked that deliberations on the matter be suspended for the members to be on the same page.

“Honourable members, it’s very clear that the committee has not completed the job and so I would like that we suspend further consideration of this matter,” he noted.

The Committee’s report cited all three officers heard on the tape; COP George Alex Mensah, Superintendent Lysander Asare and Superintendent Gyebi, for professional misconduct, and went ahead to refer two of them to the Privileges Committee of Parliament for lying to the committee when they appeared before them.

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