Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Okudzeto Ablakwa, has written to the government, demanding a copy of the 149-paged report on the Bulgarian Embassy demolition.
Mr. Ablakwa made the request through his lawyer, Thaddeus Sory.
“We write as solicitors for and on behalf of the honourable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region of the Republic of Ghana.
“Our client’s instructions to us are to write to you and humbly request that you make available to our client through us a copy of the report on the inquiry into the demolition of the Bulgarian Embassy, as well as landed properties for diplomatic missions in the country,” portions of Ablakwa’s request said.
Mr. Ablakwa has been at the forefront of pushing for the publication of the Sole Inquirer’s report in the aftermath of the demolition.
The Minority caucus in Parliament had said the government’s deliberate attempt not to make the report public smacks of dishonesty and complicity; a situation that must be condemned.
The report, parts of which have been released by the Ministry, recommended the sanctioning of the supposed private developer who caused the destruction, directing him to pay compensation to affected persons.
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has also directed that there should be ‘no further developments” on the land housing the demolished Bulgarian Embassy facility pending the final determination of legal matters.
Mr. Ablakwa has said the contents of the report are not satisfying enough.