Anas exposé: Adu Boahen’s acceptance of ‘shopping money’ constitutes criminal behaviour – Ghana Integrity Initiative

Anas exposé: Adu Boahen’s acceptance of ‘shopping money’ constitutes criminal behaviour – Ghana Integrity Initiative

The Programmes Manager of the Ghana Integrity Initiative, Mary Awelana Addah, has criticised the previous Minsiter of State at the Finance Ministry, Dr Charles Adu Boahen, over his conduct within the newest exposé by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

In a dialogue on NewsFile on Saturday, she said the choice of Dr Adu Boahen to settle for a ‘shopping money’ from a supposed investor, within the secretly filmed tape, was unsuitable.

According to her, the said present was inappropriate as a result of within the scheme of affairs, it was meant to facilitate a process, and subsequently the previous government appointee shouldn’t have welcomed it.

“From the conversation, you realise that there is intent to facilitate a process. And there’s already greasing of palm to facilitate a process going forward, and for me that clearly constitutes criminal behaviour”, she emphasised.

Ms Addah additionally added that the previous Minister’s choice to rope within the Vice President, was inappropriate.

Her remark is within the gentle of the current exposé, during which Dr Adu Boahen was seen taking a present from an ‘investor’, to facilitate the investor’s curiosity.

In the said recording, Dr Adu Boahen additionally said he can prepare an viewers with the Vice President, if the investor is keen to pay some $200,000 as ‘appearance fee’, as well as to creating some profitable alternatives for the Veep’s kin.

After the airing of the exposé, tongues began wagging; with many elevating considerations concerning the stage of propriety at the presidency.

Amidst the debates, the President fired Dr Adu Boahen over the allegations.

In the letter asserting his dismissal, the President thanked him for his ‘strong services’, and ordered the Special Prosecutor to examine the said allegations.

But whereas many, together with the Nhyiaeso MP, Dr Stephen Amoah, have counseled the President, others have expressed their lack of confidence within the consequence of the investigations.

According to the critics, Adu Boahen’s dismissal is way ado about nothing.

Meanwhile, the Office of the Special Prosecutor says it will probe the allegations and get to the underside of the matter.

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