General News of Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Former Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Justice Francis Emile Short has commended the Minister of Transport, Dzifa Aku Attivor, for resigning in the wake of the public furore over the GH¢3.6 million metro mass transit bus rebranding deal.
“Her decision to resign is commendable,” Mr Short said on TV3’s News 360 on Wednesday, December 23, adding that the gesture should be followed by other public officials who have been cited in graft cases.
Mrs Attivor announced her resignation in a statement dated December 22 and issued by her personal assistant, Egypt Kobla Kudoto.
The statement said “as the Minister with oversight responsibility for the activities of the metro mass transit (MMT), she has tendered in her resignation as Minister due to the current issues surrounding the branding of the 116 buses”.
But the former retired Supreme Court justice in commending the Transport Minister demanded a publication of the report of the Attorney General over the deal.
The AG was ordered to review the deal by the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah.
“Provisionally this decision is welcomed but we haven’t seen the report of the AG to the Chief of Staff.”
Already, the Attorney General and the Transport Minister are facing a legal suit at an Accra High Court filed by some private citizens over the deal.