- Three former ministers are being investigated by the CID for taking double salaries
- All ex-ministers have been accused of 'stealing'
- One of these former ministers, Inusah Fuseini has denied the allegations saying he is not a thief
Three former ministers under the erstwhile Mahama administration who allegedly took double salaries have been accused of stealing.
This was made known when all three ex-ministers appeared before the criminal investigations department (CID) of police.
These ministers include the former Lands and Natural Resources -Inusah Fuseini, former Minister of State in charge of Social and Allied Institutions - Comfort Doyoe Ghansah and former Brong Ahafo Region Minister - Eric Opoku.
YEN.com.gh had earlier reported on how these former ministers were accused of receiving double salaries as ministers and also members of parliament while in government.
Speaking to Joy FM on the development, Inusah Fuseini denied all allegations. According to him, there is no way he could steal funds from government coffers. "I am not a thief," he argued.
Checks by YEN.com.gh show that all three former minister will be supplying some information to the Police Financial Forensic Unit to assist in investigations.
Ghana’s constitution requires that MPs, who are appointed ministers, may either choose to receive their salaries as ministers or take what their colleague MPs are taking – although other benefits are attached.
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Other former ministers implicated in this scandal are Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, former Petroleum Minister and MP for Ellembelle in the Western Region and Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, former Youth and Sports Minister and MP for Odododiodioo Constituency.
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