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Regional News Thu, 1 Aug 2013

Government asked to investigate sale of Children’s Park

The Bureau for Internal Affairs (BIA), an anti-corruption organisation, is calling for a presidential enquiry into the sale of Tema children’s Park to a foreign company.

The facility is the only children’s park in and around the surrounding communities of Tema, a statement issued by Mr Godfred Nkrumah, Co-ordinating Director of the BIA on Wednesday, and copied to Ghana News Agency said.

It said the Park situated near the Tema Senior High School, has been sold to a foreign Korean company.

The statement expressed concern that lands belonging to the State are being encroached upon, citing a parcel of land used as a service line at Mankoadze, which has been transformed into a bus terminal.

“In this regard, the BIA humbly calls on the president for an investigation as to why the only Children’s Park in Tema should be sold and who is behind it,” the statement said.

In response to a call by the president’s crusade against corruption, BIA, as part of its contribution, have rolled out a programme dubbed: “door to door information gathering and sharing for effective governance and human development”.

The statement said it would team up with the public, especially workers, traders and students, to support the government in its fight against any corrupt practices that undermine national development.

It said BIA would not hesitate to drag any corrupt official to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice.

The BIA is an anti-corruption organisation and a centre for information gathering on public concerns with the aim of bridging the communication gap between the public and the authorities on issues negatively affecting the nation.

Source: GNA