Charles Adu Boahen’s appointment as Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance has been canceled by President Nana Akufo-Addo with immediate effect.
The President spoke with Mr. Adu Boahen after becoming aware of the accusations made against the Minister in the exposé “Galamsey Economy,” at which point he decided to terminate his appointment and refer the matter to the Special Prosecutor for additional investigations, according to a statement released by the Presidency on Monday.
He said that the President wished Mr. Adu Boahen the best of luck in his future endeavors and thanked him for his great service to his administration since his appointment in 2017.
Mr. Adu Boahen is alleged to have told the undercover investigators in the aforementioned documentary by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia only requires a token payment of $200,000 to make an appearance before meeting with fictitious investors.
According to the Minister, the Vice President would seek contracts from an investor on behalf of his siblings in order to get their support and influence in starting a firm in Ghana.
Read the statement below: