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Breaking News: Akufo-Addo sacks minister over Anas ‘galamsey expose’

President Akufo-Addo has with immediate effect terminate the appointment of the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Charles Adu Boahen following alleged money extortion in the ‘Galamsey Economy’ expose by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Anas in his latest undercover piece has alleged that Charles Adu Boahen uses the name of the Vice President, Dr. Bawumia to cut deals at the expense of the state.

According to Anas, Mr Adu Boahen told undercover journalists who pretended to be businessmen in a Dubai hotel that to get to the attention of the Vice President, they will “need just USD200,000 token as an appearance fee and some positions for the Vice President’s siblings to get his backing and influence in establishing a business in Ghana.”

The investigation according to the Tiger P.I boss was to investigate top-level corruption that undermines investor confidence in Ghana.

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Reacting to the development, Dr Bawumia in a Facebook post called for the sack of Mr Adu Boahen if the allegation levelled against him are to be true. He further said he is not aware of any such meeting held by Minister Adu Boahen or a supposed “appearance fee”

Fast forward, the Director of Communications at the Presidency Eugene Arhin, Monday, November 14, 2022, said the appointment of the accused has been revoked.

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According to him the President Akufo-Addo took the decision after speaking to the Minister following allegations levelled against him in Tiger Eye PI’s latest expose “Galamsey Economy”.

“After being made aware of the allegations levelled against the Minister in the expose “Galamsey Economy” the President spoke to Mr Adu Boahen, after which he took the decision to terminate his appointment, and also to refer the matter to the Special Prosecutor for further investigations,” the statement noted

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Source: mondokayonline.com

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