Victoria Hammah Delays Appearance

VictoriaReports reaching The Ghanaian Times indicates that the axed Deputy Minister of Communications, Victoria Hammah, was unable to appear before the Chief Justice committee investigating the Vikileaks tape, yesterday.

The eight-member committee, chaired by a retired Supreme Court Justice, Professor Samuel Date-Bah, has been tasked to probe Ms. Hammah’s gossip claim, on a leaked secretly recorded tape, that Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Nana Oye Lithur, allegedly influenced the final verdict of the nine-member panel of Justices that heard the 2012 presidential election petition case.

Based on the recording the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) petitioned the Chief Justice to investigate the matter, which led to the establishment of the committee.

The NPP also petitioned the leadership of Parliament to probe the matter.

The committee, on November 25, 2013 sent a written invition to Ms. Hammah to appear before it to assist its investigations.

Even though Ms Hammah has acknowledged the letter, dated November 30, she  noted that: “However, I sincerely regret to inform you that I am currently indisposed and will be unable to appear on the scheduled day”.

She nonetheless expressed willingness to appear on a different date once she gets better.

According to her, “an adjournment, if granted, will not only allow for my effective recovery, but provide reasonable time to gather the needed evidence and other related materials that will assist the committee in its work”.


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