Daniel Kwasi Amponiy has allegedly petitioned the Office of the Special Prosecutor to investigate the alleged US$81bn financial malfeasance separate housing contracts which were signed by Hon Samuel Atta Akyea, former Works and Housing Minister in 2018/2019.
However, the petition signed by Daniel Kwasi Amponiy in the capacity as the Citizen of Ghana to the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng is calling for the office of the Prosecutor to, therefore, prosecute the Member of Parliament for Akim Abuakwa South Atta Akyea for causing the nation a huge financial loss.
According to the petition from the Citizen of Ghana, Daniel Kwasi Amponiy to the Prosecutor available documents indicated that the former Works and Housing Minister has gone contrary to the Legislative function of the Parliament as stipulated in article 93(2) of the Constitution of the land as in signing the contract in question.
Part of the petition statement emanating from Daniel Kwasi Amponiy read that “In fact, there’s the the the detection of official fraud and malfeasance by the actions of Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea, and it is a flagrant breach of section 179A(3)(a) of the Criminal and Other Offences(Act 29), 1960 (as amended).”
“Criminal misdemeanour should be accorded the seriousness it deserves by allowing the criminal justice system to interpret and assess its social impact and apportion punishment as prescribed by law. This is why this petition needs to be treated with utmost urgency and seriousness,” the petition concluded.
On that note, Daniel Kwasi Amponiy through the petition is urging the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng to probe into the matter and institute the necessary sanctions or recommendations with regards to the situation.
Furthermore, it could be recalled that, on the 7th of February 2017, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea was appointed by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo as the Minister for Works and Housing in the country.
He is, however, noted to have served the country under the leadership of President Nana Akufo Addo until the 7th of January 2021.