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Ayariga stands by bribery allegations despite apology

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Despite being charged with contempt of Parliament and subsequently compelled to apologize for the bribery allegations he made against Members of the Appointments Committee and the Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko, the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has said he still stands by his claims. Speaking on The Big Issue on Citi FM today [Saturday], Mr. Ayariga said ...

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My hands were tied – Ayariga on apology

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The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, believes it should not matter whether his apology to the Speaker of Parliament after being charged with contempt by the Joe Ghartey committee was from his heart or not. “Whether that [the apology] was from the bottom of my heart, whether I agree with the grounds on which you are asking ...

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Don’t go to court – Joe Ghartey committee tells Osei-Owusu

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The Joe Ghartey committee has warned that the Chairman of the Appointments Committee, Joe Osei-Owusu, will undermine the dignity of Parliament if he pursues the bribery allegations against him in court. The warning formed part of the Committee’s report which found the Bawku Central Member of Parliament, Mahama Ayariga, in contempt of Parliament for making the allegations which were said to ...

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Bribery scandal report credible – Joe Ghartey

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The Chairman of the committee investigating the bribery scandal involving Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, and some members of the Appointments Committee, Joe Ghartey, has said the report on the alleged scandal is credible. The report is expected to explain the circumstances surrounding the scandal, and make some recommendations on the way forward on the issue, which many say has dented ...

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Bribery scandal: Committee to present final report on Wednesday

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The Committee investigating the bribery scandal against the Chairman and some members of Parliament’s Appointments Committee is expected to present its final report on the case next Wednesday. This is according to a statement signed by acting Director of Public Affairs of Parliament, Kate Addo. The statement further revealed that the Committee rounded off its work with evidence from three ...

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Weigh my evidence – Ayariga tells bribery committee

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Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has asked the committee investigating the alleged bribery scandal to evaluate his evidence in the matter and take the necessary decision. He said this when he appeared before the 5-member ad-hoc ommittee as a witness, to testify in the matter. Although he was unable to give the Committee what they deemed as ...

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Bribery committee adjourns sitting over Ablakwa’s invitation

Joe Ghartey chairs the 5-member investigative committee.

The committee investigating the bribery scandal that has hit parliament has adjourned sitting to Monday, February 20, following its invitation of the Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency; Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa to testify. The committee’s Chairman, Railways Development Minister, Joe Ghartey, explained that the break in the committee’s sitting was to accommodate Mr. Ablakwa’s request for the transcript and recording of the ...

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#GhVetting: Parliament sets up in-house committee to probe bribery scandal

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Parliament cannot be trusted to probe bribery scandal [Article]

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Let’s be honest, no one is truly shocked by the MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga’s bribery allegations. We have long suspected MPs of bribery since the former MP for Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, PC Appiah Ofori revealed that the Vodafone deal was only approved after the executive paid MPs off. Our suspicions were confirmed when the former Majority leader, Alban Bagbin said ...

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Joe Ghartey leads 5-member committee to probe bribery claims

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Former Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, who’s also the MP for Essikadu-Ketan in the Western Region, is to lead a five-member committee approved by Parliament, to investigate the latest bribery scandal that has hit the Appointments Committee. Mr. Boakye Agyarko , Minister of Energy, has been accused of attempting to bribe 10 Minority members on Parliament’s Appointments Committee, with GHc ...

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