Deputy Volta Regional Minister designate, Johnson Avuletey has denied being an ex-convict.
It has been reported that Mr. Avuletey was once convicted on an electoral offence. When he appeared before Parliament’s Appointment Committee Wednesday, Mr. Avuletey explained that he was only remanded into custody for three days on politically motivated charges.
He said he was subsequently discharged after the claims against him could not be substantiated.
Mr. Avuletey who until his nomination was the Volta Regional Premix Fuel Coordinator has also been responding to questions about diversion of the product. According to him, the practice was prevalent in the southern part of the region and through his instrumentality, it was curbed.
Meanwhile, Deputy North East Regional Minister designate, Tahiru Tia Ahmmed says most reports on the Gambaga Witches Camp are false.
According to him, Gambaga is rather a safe haven for people who are accused of or confessed to witchcraft. He insisted that witches and wizards do exist and challenged anyone who thinks otherwise to visit the place and see things for themselves.
Mr. Ahmmed however promised to work with the Regional Minister and other stakeholders to ensure that the rights of the alleged witches and other citizens are protected.