Charles Adu Boahen, Minister of State in Charge of Finance at the Office of the President has been caught in Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest explosive corruption expose’ dubbed “galamsey economy”.
The Minister is caught on video tape telling supposed foreign investors that he can lead them to the corridors of power, mentioning the President himself and the vice president.
Adu Boahen is caught in the documentary, claiming that the Vice President will need about $200,000 as appearance fees of some sort and assurances that his siblings will be put into positions of influence by the supposed investors before a deal could materialize.
“You mean, like appearance fees and stuff? I mean he, himself (the Vice President), if you give him some (USD) 200,000 or something as a token, as thank you, appreciation, that’s fine. He’s not really, he’s not really (like) that. All he needs is to worry about his campaign money in 2020,” Charles Adu Boahen revealed.
He added that, an investor must also consider opportunities for the siblings of the Vice President for his full support, apart from the USD200,000 appearance fee token to him. “So, if you come with 3 or 4 projects and you say, we are doing this, we are doing that, (and) we are prepared to write a cheque for this, write a cheque (for that). You see, he has a big family. (The) Vice President has about 5 or 6 brothers and sisters. So, what may be, will happen is; if you tell him (the Vice President) that, hey, look, I want to do this project, do you have somebody that I can work with that you will introduce me to? And then, you know, he (the Vice President) will use that to immediately put his brother to work with us on a particular project. That’s how we would be able to work with him (the Vice President). You know what I mean? You see what I’m saying? And the development of his businesses,” the Minister of State in charge of Finance in the Office of the President added.
Adu Boahen, after having bundles of US dollars spread on a table in front of him and told to use it for shopping by the supposed business tycoon, promised to introduce the tycoon to the powers that be; the President, HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, and the Vice President, in Ghana. This, according to Adu Boahen, will make them, the supposed entity and tycoon, influential when they are in the country to establish their businesses.
He also emphasized how easy it would be for him to introduce the supposed businessmen to the President at a point in their transactions. He explained that the President was his late father, the late Professor Adu Boahen’s former campaign manager. He also claimed that the President is his uncle.
“The President himself is also, like my uncle. He was my father’s campaign manager when my father was running for office. So, he will also (come in).”
He, however, concluded that the Vice President is the most important power to be introduced to in the banking business, therefore the one to meet.“But you know (that) at the operational level, the Vice President is the one who handles everything. So, he’s the guy we should go and meet.”
This was when he was asked about how he could lead ‘the business tycoons’ to the powerful people in Ghana who can give them influence while they operate in Ghana.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest expose’ premieres at the Accra International Conference Center today and tomorrow.