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Court quashes CHRAJ ruling against Anane

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Tue, 13 Mar 2007 Source: GHP

... JAK always out of Ghana for Anane rulings?
... Anane to get back his post?

An Accra Fast Track High Court judge has overturned a ruling by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice against former Transport Minister, Dr. Richard Anane.

The court ruled that CHRAJ did not have the mandate the investigate allegations of corruption against the minister and that the commission violated the rules of natural justice.

Justice Baffoe Bonnie ordered CHRAJ to expunge all the records of its investigations into the allegations, because there was no complainant in the case.

In effect, Justice Baffoe Bonney by his ruling quashed every single ruling of CHRAJ against Dr. Anane and also outlawed the entire investigations.

CHRAJ found Dr. Anane guilty of perjury, abuse of office and conflict of interest last year after investigating newspaper reports about the minister’s remittances to his mistress in the United States.

Reactions

"For the second time in a row, the President [Kufuor] is out of the country when the judgment is announced. There must be co-ordination between the judiciary and executive branch" said a member of parliament from the minority NDC.

It must be recalled that President Kufuor was attending meetings of the Non-Aligned Movement and UN in Havana and New York respectively during the CHARJ ruling and now he's in the United Kingdom on a state visit.

"This proves finally that Anane is innocent. He should be restored to his ministerial position" said an ardent NPP supporter

"Ghana's Judiciary is a joke," said a university of Ghana student

“CHRAJ overstepped its boundaries and the court has put it right” said a another student.

“I wonder why Mallam Issa [former Minister of Youth and Sports] had to face the courts while Anane only faced CHARJ? Is this selective justice based on tribe or religion?” said a third student

"The ruling will be studied by all to ensure that justice is done. It is very disheartening to notice a judge reversing decisions by what amounts to an order by an Administrative judge. However, since the details of the ruling have not been heard I will reserve judgment. Meanwhile, I am hoping that Ms. Ana Bossman mount a case in the superior court to challenge the ruling of the judge.

Having said that it is important to fight corrupt government officials be they NPP, NDC or CPP, be they Ewes, Asantes, Ga, etc. Justice must be done and must be seen to be done. No sane person should support any thief because a thief works for only one person; himself. If Anane is a criminal, it is not over with him yet." -CHARLES KWAKU AMOO-ASANTE(WASHINGTON DC)
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... JAK always out of Ghana for Anane rulings?
... Anane to get back his post?

An Accra Fast Track High Court judge has overturned a ruling by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice against former Transport Minister, Dr. Richard Anane.

The court ruled that CHRAJ did not have the mandate the investigate allegations of corruption against the minister and that the commission violated the rules of natural justice.

Justice Baffoe Bonnie ordered CHRAJ to expunge all the records of its investigations into the allegations, because there was no complainant in the case.

In effect, Justice Baffoe Bonney by his ruling quashed every single ruling of CHRAJ against Dr. Anane and also outlawed the entire investigations.

CHRAJ found Dr. Anane guilty of perjury, abuse of office and conflict of interest last year after investigating newspaper reports about the minister’s remittances to his mistress in the United States.

Reactions

"For the second time in a row, the President [Kufuor] is out of the country when the judgment is announced. There must be co-ordination between the judiciary and executive branch" said a member of parliament from the minority NDC.

It must be recalled that President Kufuor was attending meetings of the Non-Aligned Movement and UN in Havana and New York respectively during the CHARJ ruling and now he's in the United Kingdom on a state visit.

"This proves finally that Anane is innocent. He should be restored to his ministerial position" said an ardent NPP supporter

"Ghana's Judiciary is a joke," said a university of Ghana student

“CHRAJ overstepped its boundaries and the court has put it right” said a another student.

“I wonder why Mallam Issa [former Minister of Youth and Sports] had to face the courts while Anane only faced CHARJ? Is this selective justice based on tribe or religion?” said a third student

"The ruling will be studied by all to ensure that justice is done. It is very disheartening to notice a judge reversing decisions by what amounts to an order by an Administrative judge. However, since the details of the ruling have not been heard I will reserve judgment. Meanwhile, I am hoping that Ms. Ana Bossman mount a case in the superior court to challenge the ruling of the judge.

Having said that it is important to fight corrupt government officials be they NPP, NDC or CPP, be they Ewes, Asantes, Ga, etc. Justice must be done and must be seen to be done. No sane person should support any thief because a thief works for only one person; himself. If Anane is a criminal, it is not over with him yet." -CHARLES KWAKU AMOO-ASANTE(WASHINGTON DC)
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Source: GHP
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