In an effort to combat corruption, private attorney Martin Kpebu has demanded that all government appointees and ministers have their residences examined.
Speaking on Saturday on the Big Issue on Citi FM on the case of former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah, the outspoken attorney claimed that inspecting government officials’ houses will send a clear message that the government is committed to combating corruption.
“Let’s search the officers at the Jubilee House, let’s search the Ministers, let’s search them…the monies are in their homes. If we don’t do this we are not fighting corruption. If we don’t search all the ministers forget it we are just playing” he stated
Martin Kpebu’s demand comes after the former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Dapaah, had her residence searched by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP), who discovered $590,000 and GH¢2.7 million in cash. It is believed that the money is contaminated property.
Following the start of the OSP’s investigation, Cecilia Dapaah was charged with money laundering and other offenses linked to corruption.
Mr. Kpebu supported his request, stating that it is essential to convey a clear message that the administration is committed to combating corruption.
“Let’s search all of them; we are men and we need to fight like men otherwise let’s forget about the corruption fight” Mr Kpebu stressed.