- Trade minister has been summoned over the cash-for-seat scandal
- Minority in parliament is calling for the summons of deputy trade minister
President of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has summoned trade minister, Alan Kyerenmanteng over the recent scandal involving the charging of expatriates to see Nana Addo.
Director of communications at the Flagstaff House, Eugene Arhin, has confirmed that a query letter from the president to the Trade and Industry Minister has been issued asking for responses.
YEN.com.gh is gathering that the Trade Minister to this extent will be having a closed-door meeting with the president on the matter.
It all happened when the minority member of parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa alleged extortion of between $25000 and $100,000 from expatriate businesses to determine how close to the president they sit at an awards ceremony for expatriate businesses.
Managing director of Japan Motors Trading Company Ltd, Salem Kalmoni, has come out to deny claims that he was part of expatriates who paid the said amount to the government.
“Absolutely zero, not one cedi,” Mr Kalmoni said at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, December 20 adding “I was on the table, a few seats away from the president,” he revealed. Meanwhile, the minority in parliament is calling for a bi-partisan approach to the scandal.
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