Ghana has had its share of political scandals in recent times, some of which have left Ghanaians asking several questions.
These unexpected events usually generated a lot of discussions among a cross-section of Ghanaians.
YEN.com.gh brings to you six times Ghana had its share of unexpected scandals, some of which rocked the very foundations of the nation:
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1. The Ameri deal
On Monday, August 6, 2018, the presidency released a message to the effect that the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, has been relieved of his position. This was in respect to the details of an energy deal with UAE-based Ameri Energy.
2. GHC800,000 website for the SDI Ministry
The Minister of Special Development Initiatives, Hawa Koomson, came under fire when the details of a ministerial budget became public. One component of the budget related to the creation of a website at a cost of GHC800,000.
3. The African Regent Hotel
In his second term as president, John Agyekum Kufuor was hit with a controversy surrounding the ownership of the African Regent Hotel, often known as Hotel Kufuor.
4. Mallam Issa – World Cup
A former minister of Youth and Sports, Mallam Issa, was caught in the eye of a storm, as issues relating to a missing $46,000 came to light. He was eventually relieved of his duties.
5. The Smartty's Bus Branding Saga
The Ministry of Transport, in 2015, led by the minister, Dzifa Attivor, awarded Smarttys Management and Productions company a controversial contract of GH¢3.6 million to re-brand 116 buses for the Metro Mass Rapid Transit. The said contract generated a lot of public discourse which lead to the resignation of minister.
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