Charles Adu Boahen
President Akufo-Addo has terminated the appointment of the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance, Charles Adu Boahen.
His dismissal from the government takes immediate effect.
It follows an exposé by journalist Anas Ameyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI which puts the Minister of State as a corrupt person after being said to have demanded to arrange a meeting for undercover agents to meet Vice President Bawumia unbeknownst to him.
He was said to have suggested that one needed just
USD200,000 as an appearance fee and some positions by an investor for his siblings to get his backing and influence in establishing a business in Ghana.
Ahead of his public viewing of the said documentary, Anas posted on his
Facebook timeline stated that when his Tiger Eye Pl team met with the Minister of State in charge of Finance in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, he stated, for the Vice President to avail
himself to the undercover investigators who posed as investors, he will need an appearance fee of only USD 200,000 and also support their investment.
A statement from the Jubilee House a while ago and signed by Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin said “after being made aware of the allegations levelled against the Minister in the exposé, “Galamsey Economy”, the President spoke to Mr. Adu Boahen, after which he took the decision to terminate his appointment.”
According to the statement, the President has since referred the matter to the Special Prosecutor for further investigations.
He however had to thank him for his supposed strong services to the government since his appointment in 2017, and wished him well in his future endeavours.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu, Presidential Correspondent