You're a thief and liar - Deputy Minister charges at MP over $100k for a seat near Akufo-Addo saga

You're a thief and liar - Deputy Minister charges at MP over $100k for a seat near Akufo-Addo saga

-A Deputy Minister of Trade, Carlos Ahenkorah has called MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa a 'thief' and 'liar'

-This follows Mr Ablakwa's insistence that the Trade Ministry took monies for a seat closer to President Akufo-Addo at a recent event it held in Accra

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There was a bit of drama in Parliament on Tuesday over allegations that the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) charged businessmen between $25,000-$100,000 for them to sit near to President Nana Akufo-Addo at an event.

Okudzeto Ablakwa

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah

Reports have been rife within the week that these amounts were paid to the MoTI by business owners who wanted to be close by the President at the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards held on December 8, 2017 at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra.

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While the MoTI has maintained that no such amounta were paid, the Minority in Parliament in is its their information regarding the payments is true.

It's spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa went further by making a statement of the floor of Parliament that monies charged amount to corruption because MoTI used the office of the president for personnel gains.

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Okudzeto Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

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This did not go down well with a Deputy Minister of Trade, Carlos Ahenkorah who has described Mr Ablakwa as a ‘thief and a liar’ who must not to be taken seriously.

According to the Deputy Minister who is also the MP for Tema West, Mr Okudzeto who has lied throughout his life and made fortunes out of ‘stealing’ and was making the allegations up without proof.

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