A co-chair of the 8-member Committee that is investigating the allegations against the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, Dr Dominic Ayine has said that all the documents being relied on by the proponents of the motion against the Minister are public documents.
Dr Ayine said some of the documents were authored by the Finance Minister therefore “Some of the documents are in the custody of the Finance Minister.”
His comments come after Counsel for Finance Minister, Gabby Otchere-Darko asked the Minority Members of Parliament to furnish his client Mr Ofori-Atta with all the documents they intended to rely on during the investigation by the committee.
He believed that in the interest of fairness and justice, all the documents should be provided to the Minister for him to adequately respond to each of the seven charges against him.
Mr Ofori-Atta is answering seven charges which include personally benefiting from government bonds.
“Our issue is simple…furnish us with all the documents in respect of each of the seven charges against Ofori-Atta before this process begins.
“We want the charges to be complete with the particulars,” Mr Otchere-Darko said on first day the Committee hearing on Tuesday November 15.
With guidance from the committee, Mr Otchere-Darko allowed for proceedings to start.