$100,000 saga: Speaker recalls Parliament

Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament

Speaker of Parliament Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, has recalled Members of Parliament from recess to enable the House consider a motion filed by the Minority with regards to the alleged extortion of $100,000 from expatriate businessmen by the Trade Ministry during the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards held in Accra.

The lawmakers are expected to appear on the floor on Friday, 5 January 2018.

A statement signed by Kate Addo, Acting Director of Public Affairs, Parliament, said: “Parliament will be recalled to sit on Friday the 5th of January to consider a motion filed by the Minority, calling for investigations into the levy and collection by the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Ghana Cedi equivalent of various sums of money in the United States of America (US) Dollars from expatriate businesses and related matters during the recently held Ghana Expatriate Business Awards in Accra.

“Article 112 (3) and Standing Order 38 allows 15 per cent of members to request the Speaker to Summon a sitting of the House to consider pertinent issues.

“All honourable members are, therefore, requested to attend upon the House for the consideration of same.”

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