- The Minority is asking deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah to apologize to Hon. Okudjeto Ablakwa
- The two were involved in a brawl in Parliament this week
- Carlos Ahenkora was arguing on a USD10,000 seat scandal
Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Carlos Ahenkora has come under huge criticisms following a USD 10,000 fee charged for seat at an award ceremony in Accra.
It has been established that deputy minister asked chief executive officers (CEOs) to pay that amount or more to guarantee them seat by the President at the Expatriate Award dinner held in Accra.
Days after the dinner, a ranking member on Foreign Affairs, Hon. Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, blew Carlos’ cover, making the USD10,000 seat charge public.
On Wednesday morning, Carlos Ahenkora, also Member of Parliament for Tema West Constituency forced his way into an interview Hon. Ablakwa also MP for North Tongu in the Volta Region was having and started a verbal war with him.
Carlos Ahenkora described Okudjeto as a “liar and a thief who has stolen throughout his life.”
The deputy Trade Minister was angry that his colleague Member of Parliament was speaking to the press and mentioning his name as corrupt that he “has no evident about.”
He later took over the interview as shown on GHONE and tried to explain the rationale behind charging the USD 10,000 fee which has been described as extortion by some Ghanaians.
Against this backdrop, the Minority has asked Carlos Ahenkora to do the right thing by apologizing to Hon. Ablakwa and the House for putting up such a bad behaviour in public.
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Mr. Ablakwa has also been directed the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, to file an official report of the deputy minster’s attack because it did not happen on the floor of Parliament.
Speaking on GHONE’s morning programme, GH TODAY, the Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Hon, Rockson-Nelson Este Kwami Dafeamekpor, reiterated that the Minority is still in expectation of Carlos’ apologies.
He indicated that Carlos’ failure to apologize will leave a question mark on his credibility as a Member of Parliament.
Meanwhile, President Akufo Addo has distanced himself from the UDS 10,000 charge for seat.
The President is said to be embarrassed over the whole issue and demanding questions from the Trade and Industry Minister, Mr. Allan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, through a query letter sent to him.
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