23 June 2016
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in Ghana has said it will investigate President John Mahama for receiving a vehicle as a gift from a Burkinabe businessman who often wins government contracts in Ghana.
The CHRAJ said it would conduct an investigation following petitions by private citizens and the youth wing of the opposition Convention Peoples Party.
Anti-corruption institutions in the West African country have in the past week condemned President Mahama after he confirmed reports that he received a Ford Expedition vehicle worth $100,000 from a Burkinabe contractor, Djibril Kanazoe.
The government has since denied there was any wrongdoing or that the gift influenced the awarding of contracts to Mr. Kanazoe.