Akufo-Addo clears Alan K over '$100k for presidential seat' saga

Akufo-Addo clears Alan K over '$100k for presidential seat' saga

-President Akufo-Addo has found no wrongdoing on the part of Trades Minister, Alan Kyerematen over the 'cash for presidential seat' saga

-This follows Mr Kyerematen's response to a query over the matter

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has cleared the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen in the "cash for a presidential seat scandal".

Akufo-Addo clears Alan K over '$100k for presidential seat' saga

Trades Minister, Alan Kyerematen

According to the president, available information on the matter does not show any wrongdoing on the part of any government official.

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The facts, as reported to the president, do not disclose any wrongdoing on the part of the Minister or any government official,” Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid said in a statement Thursday.

The government's statementis in response to calls for a probe into the matter which became public earlier within the week.

The Minority in Parliament had claimed that Trades Ministry has extorted $100,000 from expatriate businessman in order to give them seats near President Akufo-Addo at the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards (GEBA).

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The presidency denied any knowledge of the matter and queried the Minister, Alan Kyerematen to explain and it looks like he has been able to do that satisfactorily.

Later information revealed that, though some monies were taken, they were not at the behest of the presidency but as a fundraising mechanism of the organisers of other event, Millennium Excellence Foundation (MEF).

Mr Kyerematen, since the matter became public, has maintained that government was only a facilitator for the event and that the presidency was not remotely connected to it.

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