Bribery Scandal Parliament postpones Ghartey report debate

Parliament was expected to debate the report for approval after the Committee presented it on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

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Parliament has postponed to Thursday the approval of the Joe Ghartey Investigative Committee report into allegations of bribery against some members of the Appointment’s Committee.

The house was expected to debate the report for approval after the Committee presented it on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

But the leadership of parliament decided to postpone the debate to allow members to study the report.

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It is still unclear what the findings of the report are.

Background

Parliament earlier this year set up a five-member committee to investigate the alleged bribery scandal involving some members of the Appointments Committee.

play Joe Ghartey

 

MP for Bawku Central, Mr Mahama Ayariga had claimed that the Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko sent money to the minority side in an attempt to influence their decision on his approval after he was vetted for the position.

The NDC Member of Parliament said they (the minority) received the money thinking it was sitting allowance for being part of the Appointments Committee only to be told it was coming from the minister designate.

Mahama Ayariga, Bawku Central MP play Mahama Ayariga

 

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He said they rejected the money and asked that the money be returned to him.

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