'Mahama Ford Gift' Parliament recalled over Mahama impeachment

The Speaker of parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, has, per Article 112 of the 1992 Constitution, summoned Members of Parliament to deliberate on the issue.

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Parliament is set to reconvene on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in connection with a motion to impeach President John Mahama over the controversial Ford Expedition gift saga.

The Speaker of parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, has, per Article 112 of the 1992 Constitution, summoned Members of Parliament to deliberate on the issue.

READ ALSO: I use Japanese cars, not Fords - Mahama

Some sections of Ghanaians expressed anger over reports that President Mahama was given a brand new Ford Expedition in 2012 by a Burkinabe contractor, Djibril Kanazoe who won the bid to construct the $650,000 Ghana Embassy Wall in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou.

Many anti-corruption campaigners slammed the president for what they describe as his disregard for the guidelines on conflict of interest in accepting the vehicle gift.

However, Government in a statement issued by Communications Minister, Edward Omane Boamah said even though the car was received, it had nothing to do with the contract awarded.

READ ALSO: Mahama must step down; he has dented Ghana's image - PPP

President John Mahama subsequently rubbished corruption allegations against him, saying such claims are baseless.

Some minority MPs have reportedly signed a petition to commence an impeachment process against the President for accepting the gift.

Parliament was adjourned sine die on Friday, July 29.

But, a statement from parliament said the recall, issued at the end of the week, was in accordance with Order 38(1) of the Standing Orders of Parliament.

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