Tag Archives: extortion

Expatriates saga: Trade Ministry to face parliament c’ttee today

Officials of the Ministry of Trade and Industry will later today [Friday], take their turn before Parliament’s Committee probing allegations that some expatriates were made to pay huge sums to have access to the President at the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards held in 2017. The 5-Member Committee chaired by Majority Chief Whip, Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, commenced ts public hearings on Thursday ...

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No wrongdoing by Trade Ministry in expatriates saga – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has found the allegations that the Trade and Industry Ministry extorted money from expatriates, as part of the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards ceremony, baseless. The Ministry was alleged to have charged between $25,000 and $100,000 to enable expatriates to sit close to the President at the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards. Following a query to the Trade and Industry Minister, Alan ...

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Parliament must probe alleged Trade Ministry extortion – Muntaka

The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, wants Parliament to set up a committee to probe the alleged extortion of various amounts from the expatriate business community. The Ministry of Trade and Industry has been accused of charging expatriates between $25,000 and $100,000 to enable them to sit close to the President at the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards on December 8. ...

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3 arrested in Suame for extortion

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has arrested and handed over three persons to the Suame District Police Command for alleged extortion. The three; were allegedly extorting monies from traders who are to be relocated to the Race Course Market on Monday, 6th November. The two men and a woman were among 10 persons registering affected traders in the relocation exercise. ...

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3 arrested soldiers not members of Operation Vanguard – GAF

The three soldiers arrested by some residents of Tarkwa in the Western Region for allegedly extorting monies from them, are not members of government’s Operation Vanguard Task-force, according to the Ghana Armed Forces. The Director of Public Relations of the Armed Forces, Lt. Colonel Eric Aggrey Quarshie, who  said this, explained  that, the three were rather “men from the Air-force base ...

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Immigration officers extorting money from people – Kpikpira Chief

The Chief of Kpikpira in Tempane in the Upper East Region, Naba Dazuur II, has complained about what he calls incessant extortion of monies from residents of the area by immigration officers at the Wedana border, when they attempt crossing the border for social events in neighbouring Togo. According to the chief, the practice is dehumanizing and must be stopped, ...

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