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Parliament, Thursday, 27 August 2022 - The Secretary to Parliament (STP) has commissioned an independent investigation into allegations of irregularities relating to the administration of Parliament that were brought to his attention by the Audit Committee of Parliament.

The Executive Authority of Parliament has also requested an investigation into the security breach and the subsequent fire on the precinct on 2nd and 3rd January 2022.

The STP is required to provide the necessary support to the investigators, and employees who are required to assist the process will be identified during the course of the process.

It is important to appreciate that no person or persons have as yet been identified as at fault , or complicit in any of the alleged transgressions. Any actions taken by the STP in pursuance of the process will be to ensure that the investigation proceeds unhindered.

In this regard, the Deputy Secretary for Support Services, Ms Baby Tyawa, has been placed on a precautionary suspension pending the finalisation of the investigation. The decision does not in any way imply guilt on her part.

All efforts will be made to ensure a timeous conclusion of the process to guard against any aspersion being cast against affected parties.

Parliament’s commitment to good governance, accountability and professionalism within its administration remains unwavering.

To safeguard the integrity of the process, Parliament will not offer further public comment on this process until its finalisation.

ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO PARLIAMENT