Joe Ghartey leads 5-member committee to probe bribery claims

Former Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, who’s also the MP for Essikadu-Ketan in the Western Region, is to lead a five-member committee approved by Parliament, to investigate the latest bribery scandal that has hit the Appointments Committee.

Mr. Boakye Agyarko , Minister of Energy, has been accused of attempting to bribe 10 Minority members on Parliament’s Appointments Committee, with GHc 3,000 each, prior to his approval.

An ad-hoc ommittee has subsequently been set up  by the Speaker, following a petition by three minority MPs namely Mahama Ayariga, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, and Alhassan Suhuyini, who have confirmed that the alleged bribery indeed occurred, hence their decision to ask for investigations, despite the denial by Minority Chip Whip and MP for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak.

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The four members who will be supporting the Chairman of the Committee, Joe Ghartey, are MPs Ben Abdallah, Ama Pomaah Boateng, Magnus Kofi Amoateng and Hon. B.T. Baba.

The decision to form the ad-hoc committee, was approved by the leadership of both sides of the House. Two of the members are from the majority NPP, while two others are from the minority NDC, with the Committee Chair also being a member of the majority.

Below is a breakdown of MPs from the various parties and specific constituencies

MPs                                           Constituency                               Party

Ben Abdallah                            Offinso South                                     NPP

Ama Pomaah Boateng        Juaben                                                   NPP

B.T Baba                                     Talensi                                                  NDC

Magnus Kofi Amoateng      Yilo Krobo                                          NDC

By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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