Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, is calling for the prosecution of Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu.

According to him, Mr. Mensah-Bonsu allegedly received double salary as a Minister of State and a Member of Parliament in the erstwhile Kufuor administration and therefore should be investigated by the security agencies and prosecuted.

“If they say they are going to jail NDC appointees. We might as well be getting ready to jail our Majority leader of Parliament, who together with four others from the Kufuor regime, also took double salaries” he said on Accra based Okay FM monitored by

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Ras Mubarak’s comments follow a decision by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to summon some NDC MPs over allegations that they received double salaries.

Some NDC MPs allegedly received double salaries while serving as both Members of Parliament and Ministers or Deputy Ministers.

25 of the MPs were initially asked to report to the police but 18 of them were later asked to disregard the invitation.

The CID, which is investigating the matter, earlier invited and met with some of the accused Members of Parliament but has now said they will be recalled for further questioning by the Director-General of the CID on the same issue.

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It, however, did not state the exact date the accused persons will be invited.

Ras Mubarak
Ras Mubarak

But Ras Mubarak accused the government of being selective and only targeting NDC MPS.

The sadness is the selectivity and you see NPP apparatchiks including government functionaries talking about the same issue. “Five Ministers under President Kufuor were mentioned. The honourable Christopher Addai, he was a deputy Minister under President Kufuor. Samuel Kweku Obodai is also a deputy Minister who served under Kufuor. The honourable Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, the current Majority Leader of Parliament who served as a Minister of state under President Kufuor. They were cited in the Auditor’s General report for over-payment. Ernest Debrah and then Kofi Ameyaw a Deputy Minister, and per the recommendations of the Auditor General they were supposed to refund the over-payment” he said.

However, Mr Mensah-Bonsu has denied allegations leveled against him by the NDC MP.

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He accused Ras Mubarak of engaging in cheap politics.

“If Ras claims I took double salaries in Kufour’s regime, you should come out and prove and stop those cheap politics. He should shut up and stop being petty”, he stated.




  1. Where does the phrase “SHUT UP” often used in Ghana comes from? I hardly come across the usage even in England. It is used in Ghana quite often, mostly by the DISHONOURABLE people, and even in public. What a shameful act.

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