- Deputy Minister, Ahomka-Lindsay will face the Public Accounts Committee of parliament over "lies"
- The Minister had earlier stated that the Komenda Sugar Factory had produced no sugar
- This claim was debunked by Ransford Chatman Vanni-Amoah, who petitioned the PAC to investigate
- Ahomka-Lindsay could potentially lose his seat if found guilty by the committee
Robert Ahomka-Lindsay, the Deputy Trade and Industry Minister under the New Patriotic Party-led government, could be pushed out of office if found guilty by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Ghana's parliament.
YEN.com.gh has learnt that the minister is under investigations for lying to parliament under oath.
This was made known by the chairman of the PAC, James Klutse Avedzi, who revealed that committee has begun an official probe into the Minister’s claim.
On August 10, 2017, Robert Ahomka-Lindsay stated on the floor of parliament that the Komenda Sugar Factory has never produced sugar.
His claim was quickly debunked by the former secretary of the Komenda Sugar Project Management Board, Ransford Chatman Vanni-Amoah.
Mr. Vanni-Amoah accused Ahomka-Lindsay of trying to deceive parliament.
Mr. Vanni-Amoah subsequently petitioned PAC about the Deputy Minister’s allegations, providing evidence in a bid to refute the scalding claims.
"I am saying that he has committed perjury because he swore an oath and lied to the Committee," Mr. Vanni-Amoah accused Ahomka-Lindsay.
PAC Chair, Mr Avedzi, has said the Committee takes the petition very seriously.
"If it is found that it [petitioner’s challenge] is true and he [Ahomka-Lindsay] admits that what he said was not true, we will give him the opportunity to apologise, and if he refuses to apologise then we will refer the matter to the entire House because it amounts to perjury and he can easily lose his seat," Mr Avedzi explained.
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