General News of Wednesday, 12 July 2017
The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has taken a swipe at former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Inusah Fuseini, for failing to inform his successor, Nii Osah Mills, about the hidden audio visual device when the latter took over from him.
On Monday, an audiovisual device was discovered at the office of the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Peter Amewu.
Mr. Insuah Fuseini subsequently claimed ownership of the device, explaining that he installed it in 2013 for his personal protection because he took up the fight against illegal mining also known as Galamsey in the country.
But the Majority Leader believes Mr. Fuseini failed to do due diligence for not informing his successor about the said device.
“If indeed it is true, why would he not alert the Minister following after him. If it is predicated on open conscience why would he not inform the person who took over from him?” Mr. Kyei Mensah queried.
He also indicated that the Minister of National Security has since the development, been “taking some measures” to ensure that it gets to the bottom of the matter.
He also criticized the Minority for focusing on issues that in his view are of less significance.
“I am of the candid opinion that an opposition group, should be responding to issues of merit and substance, not trivialities as they are doing, and I will suggest to them that very soon, they reduce themselves to sheer obstructionists in this country because they are not addressing matters of merit and substance.”
I feel ‘naked’ after discovery of spying device – Nii Osah Mills
His comments come hours after the immediate past Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Nii Osah Mills expressed shock and disappointment over the discovery of the secret audio visual recording device in the office he previously occupied.
According to him, the revelation by his colleague, Inusah Fuseini, who said he fixed the device in the office for his personal use, is unfair because he [Osah Mills] has apparently been under secret surveillance while in office.
Speaking to Citi News, Nii Osah Mills, who served in that Ministry after Inusah Fuseini, said he feels “naked” after the revelation.
“It came as a surprise to me to hear on the news that such a device has been found in the room I used to occupy. I thought and I do feel that I was being monitored. Any ordinary human being will equally feel bad because it is something that you least expected. One feels that in the sense one was naked at work each day because I think one was creeping around and looking at everything that you did. It’s a very bad feeling,” he lamented. –