Mr. Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Editor-in-Chief of the Insight Newspaper has alleged that the original amount of money given to Parliament's Vetting Committee to approve Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko was GHC100,000.
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According to the veteran journalist, a mere three Member's of Parliament's (MP) have publicly come forth to admit that they received GHC3,000 each out of the too GHC100,000 so therefore it is possible other MP's may have benefited from larger portions of the 'bribe' funds.
Speaking on Peace FM's Morning Show, Mr. Pratt expressed that a thorough inquiry into the matter may prove that money made available to bribe the MP's may end up being more than the GHC 100,000 he speculates.
“In all this saga, what we have all heard is that the amount of money that went as bribe to the committee was GHS100,000. And when three people go sharing GHS100,000 there will be some left. Maybe investigation could even prove that the money was more than GHS100,000,” he told the host.
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Mr. Pratt also expressed that according to him, Alhaji Muntaka, the MP for Asawase will no longer be able to hold the position of Minority Chief Whip if investigations establishes that the bribing allegations are true.
He also expressed concern at the controversy enshrouding Boakye Agyarko's appointment due to the lack of evidence against the new Energy Minister regarding the bribe allegation that the bribe funds came directly from him.
“It is a bit strange that five good MPs have come out to admit they took the money but returned it and yet people are claiming it’s not true. If it were to be just one MP it could be easy to rubbish the allegations but for five MPs to conspire and lie against Alhaji Muntaka because they don’t like him then I think it calls for investigations," He pointed out.