It’s not only frustrating, it’s pretty annoying, more so coming from a person of his stature and he also happens to be my constituent. I don’t expect people who have no understanding of the system to be making comments of this nature. It’s scandalous. To say that eight out of ten MPs are thieves is unacceptable. The professor has completely overstepped his boundary, and I think he would have to meet us in Parliament to point to us those who are thieves, those who are criminals on the basis of this serious allegations.” — KT Hammond
KT Hammond, the Asokwa MP, is clearly unhappy about comments made by the immediate past rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei, that most MPs are corrupt.
Speaking at the 40th anniversary of the SAPS School in Accra, Adei alleged that MPs take bribes for themselves and their girlfriends before approving projects and policies.
But KT Hammond laments the comments as unfair. He told Citi News the professor should face the MPs in Parliament to defend his claim.
This is not the first time someone has been threatened to be hauled before the Privileges Committee of Parliament for making offensive comments against its members.
Pharmacologist professor Alex Dodoo and radio presenter Black Rasta were both recently summoned before the House for making comments deemed contemptuous of the House.