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31-Jan-2017  
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NPP Member of Parliament [MP] for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh has called a thorough investigation into the bribery scandal hovering on the neck of Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko.

Boakye Agyarko is alleged to have bribed members of the minority group on the Appointments Committee with GHS 3,000 each to facilitate his approval by the House.

Speaking on UTV’sAdekye Nsroma’  programme, Hon. Annoh-Dompreh noted that “Parliament will lose its credibility if this allegation is left to die on its own naturally without any proper investigations made.”

“I speak to issues based on what I have heard and seen, therefore, I have begun to have doubts about who Mahama Ayariga, MP for Bawku Central is . . .,” he noted.

He has called on all his colleagues to humble themselves in serving their nation particularly with the choice of words that come out of their mouths and their behavior towards people irrespective of who they are and where they belong to.

Genesis of Boakye Agyarko bribery scandal

Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga alleged on Accra-based Radio Gold on Friday that the Energy Minister designate, Boakye Agyarkko who was hailed by Ghanaians for outstanding performance before Parliament’s Appointment Committee sneaked an amount of GHC100, 000 to the house to be distributed to members on both sides of the committee.

According to him, each of the members from the minority side of Parliament’s appointment committee was given an amount of GHȻ3,000.

He said he took the money because they had discussed issues about their sitting allowances with the minority chief whip, Muntaka Mubarak and he promised to find out from the Chairman of the Committee, Joe Osei-Owusu as to when the allowances will be paid.

Muntaka Mubarak, he said, later gave the amount to them saying the money was coming from the Chairman of the committee only for them to hear it was coming from Boakye Agyarko.

This allegation has been denied by the Chairman of the Appointments Committee, Joe Osei-Owusu and Muhammad Muntaka with the former swearing by the Quoran that he never paid any money to Mahama Ayariga and the Minority members of the committee.

 
 
Source: Elizabeth Semiheva Bedi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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