President Akufo-Addo has terminated the appointment of the Minister of State in charge of finance at the Office of the President, Charles Adu Boahen over his role in the yet-to-be released corruption expose’ by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Mr. Adu Boahen was caught on tape 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.
However, the Vice President has categorically denied the allegations, calling for the summary dismissal and subsequent investigation of the Minister.
In a release issued by the Presidency and signed by Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin, President Akufo-Addo has directed the termination of appointment of Mr. Adu Boahen.
The President has also referred the matter to the special prosecutor for further investigations.