General News of Saturday, 13 April 2013
Anti corruption group, Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has commended the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) for taking steps to investigate the operations of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).
CHARJ, on Friday, initiated preliminary investigations into the operations of SADA after the GII called for it on Thursday.
The operations of SADA over the past few weeks have come under scrutiny following reports of alleged corruption and misappropriation of funds.
Speaking on Eyewitness News on Friday, the Executive Director of the GII, Vitus Azeem, said: “This is welcome news; this is what we are calling for so if they have decided that they are going to look into it; that is welcome news.”
He indicated that his outfit was comfortable with the initial steps being taken by CHRAJ because “they need to find out if it’s a case worth investigating so normally do some preliminary investigations to find out whether there is a case to investigate or not otherwise they will be wasting resources.”
Mr. Azeem added that he will however not be surprised if the investigations of CHRAJ do not cover some of the issues the GII raised.