100K Saga Trade Ministry to appear before Investigative Committee on Friday

Parliament is investigating allegations of extortion of expatriates leveled against the Trade Ministry.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Ministry of Trade and Industry is set to appear before Parliament’s Investigative Commtee on Friday, January 12, 2018, as a probe into alleged extortion of expatriate businessmen continues.

READ ALSO: NPP Suspended Vice Chairman: People around Nana Addo are sycophants - Sammy Crabbe

The Trade Ministry has been in the firing line in recent weeks following allegations by the Minority that the Ministry charged between $25,000 and $100,000 in order to allow expat businessmen sit beside President Akufo-Addo at the recent event.

Following a successful hosting of the Ghana Excellency Business Awards (GEBA), the event was hit by controversy with the Ministry being accused of illegally taking monies from expats.

The Trade Ministry was later cleared by the Presidency after sector minister Alan Kyerematen was summoned by the President to explain what truly transpired.

However, the Minority would not let it pass and filed a motion through its chief whip, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak-Muntaka, calling for the ministry to be investigated.

READ ALSO: Missing Cars: You didn't leave over 400 cars - Mustapha Hamid replies Mahama

A five-member committee was subsequently put together to get to the bottom of the matter.

The committee started its sitting on Thursday, with Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mohammed, appearing before them as a witness.

It is now the turn of the Trade Ministry to appear before Parliament’s Investigative Committee to defend their case as well.

Sector minister, Alan Kyerematen is expected to appear before the committee on Friday as investigation into the controversial saga continue.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Saint Ozwald Shoes Meet the Ghanaian lady taking made-in-Ghana shoes to...bullet
2 Graduate Employment 11 things you need before applying for the Nation...bullet
3 Murder Allegations 18-month-old girl arrested for attempting to poisonbullet
4 Tension Military assaults policemen in a bloody clash in Tamalebullet
5 Interdiction Adom FM suspends Captain Smart for 'reckless'...bullet
6 Eastern Region Soldiers assault agric extension officers...bullet
7 Resignation Fifi Banson quits Kasapa FMbullet
8 Crime 2 persons arrested with sacks of ‘wee’ at Ghana-Togo...bullet
9 Health Alert FDA blacklists 6 herbal drugsbullet
10 Accident One dead, scores injured in gory Tema...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Obinim church members confess sexual sinsbullet
2 Ebony's Death Video of Ebony's soldier singing 'morale songs' goes viralbullet
3 Video I don't have time for sex - Obinimbullet
4 Local News GCB closes down 31 branches of defunct UT, Capital bankbullet
5 Skin Care Product Kaeme is Ghana's best shea butter product to...bullet
6 Failed Promises Nurses threaten to vote against NPPbullet
7 Video Sad tale of Ghanaian journalist who left BBC for...bullet
8 Preparing For Death Pastor makes his tomb in his housebullet
9 Ghanaian child without genitals lives throughbullet
10 Political Marriage Ras Mubarak Marries Muntaka's...bullet

Local