Parliament Bribery Saga C’ttee begins hearing; probes Mahama, et al

The committee chaired by former attorney general and MP for Essikado-Ketan, Joe Ghartey, and has 30 days within which to present its report.

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Former Attorney General, MP for Essikado-Ketan, Joe Ghartey

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The five-member investigative ad-hoc committee formed by Parliament to investigate the bribery allegation against the Appointments Committee will commence sitting today, February 15, 2017.

The committee chaired by former attorney general and MP for Essikado-Ketan, Joe Ghartey, and has 30 days within which to present its report.

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Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko

 

READ MORE: CHRAJ petitioned to probe Parliament bribery scandal

The four other members are MPs Ben Abdallah Banda (Offinso South), Ama Pomaah Boateng (Juabeng), Magnus Kofi Amoateng (Yilo Krobo) and Benson Tongo Baba (Talensi).

Mahama Ayariga had earlier said on Accra-based Radio Gold that the Energy Minister Agyarko sent money to the minority side in an attempt to influence their decision on his approval after he was vetted for the position.

READ ALSO: Joe Ghartey chairs parliamentary committee to probe bribery allegations

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The minority MPs said  an amount of GH¢3000 was given each of them through the minority chief whip Muntaka Mohammed.

Prof Mike Ocquaye on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, constituted the five-member committee to investigate the corruption allegation made by some members of the minority in parliament.

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