At This Point, May We Say That The Council Of State Has Now Become Useless? - Selorm Branttie

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Vice President at IMANI Center for Policy and Education, Selorm Branttie, has quizzed if we may at this point say that the Council of State has now become useless. His comments follows the Council of State reply letter to Dr. Elikem who asked for a copy of travel allowances paid to members of the Council of State from 2017 to 2020.

The reply letter from the Council of State has directed Dr. Elikem to go to Metro Tv for the information he requested. Following that the Vice President at IMANI Center for Policy and Education on Tuesday June 14th 2022 wrote;

"At this point, may we say that the council of state has now become useless?"

Background

On 8th June, Paul Adom-otchere of Metro TV writes in “HIS PERSONAL CAPACITY” to the Council of State seeking information to substantiate a claim he made the previous day on TV that Togbe Afede had attended relatively a few meetings. (He gave a precise number)

When he was requesting for the information, he had already made that claim, but who had fed him that information precisely did not feature high on Ghanaian minds.

On 9th June, the next day, the Council of State supplies the information. Paul’s main complaint is that why did Togbe Afede’s Sub-Committee on the Economy hold less meetings than the other subcommittees?

Another citizen (Dr. Elikem) applies to the Council of State and asks for a copy of travel allowances paid to members of the Council of State from 2017 to 2020.

He states clearly that The purpose of the request is to verify a claim made by Mr. Paul Adom Othere that Togbe Afede XIV was paid for traveling from Ho to attend meetings for the period he served as a member of the Council of State.

The Council writes informing him that pursuant to section 21 of the RTI Act, he should go to Metro TV to get that information. 

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