The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has caused the Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Charles Adu Boahen, to be dismissed.
In a statement sighted by CoverGhana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia called for the dismissal of Mr. Charles Adu Boahen for allegedly using his name inter alia, “to peddle influence and collect money from supposed investors”.
In a statement on his officially verified handle on social media, the Vice President wrote;
“My attention has been drawn to a video by Anas Aremeyaw Anas (as posted on his social media handle) showing the Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Charles Adu Boahen, apparently using my name, inter alia, to peddle influence and collect money from supposed investors.
I would like to state that if what the minister is alleged to have said is accurately captured in the video, then his position as a minister of state is untenable. He should be dismissed summarily and investigated.
I am not aware of any such meeting held by Minister Adu Boahen or a supposed “appearance fee”. My most cherished asset in life is my integrity and I will not allow anyone to use my name to engage in corrupt activities.”
Following this statement from Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has since terminated the appointment of Mr. Adu Boahen on the basis of the Galamsey Exposé by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo sacks Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Charles Adu Boahen. pic.twitter.com/EGvLApu7DD
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