Tag Archives: Ghana Expatriates Business Awards

‘Cash-for-seat allegations surprised me’ – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said he was taken aback by allegations that some expatriates had been charged between $25,000 and $100,000 to sit by him at the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards. Commenting on the matter in public for the first time at his encounter with the media on Wednesday, President Akufo-Addo said he was convinced nothing illegal had taken place ...

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‘Cash for seat’ saga: Full list of people who sat by Nana Addo 

The Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremateng, on Friday, named the persons who sat close to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards which has caused some controversy in the last few weeks. Mr. Kyeremateng said those who sat by the President were 17 in number, ranging from top business executives to key political figures. ...

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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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Expatriates saga: Ad-hoc committee sits today

The five-member ad-hoc Committee constituted by Parliament to investigate the alleged extortion of expatriates who participated in the December 2017 Ghana Expatriates Business Awards (GEBA) will begin public sittings on the matter today [Thursday]. The members of the Committee previously sat on Monday to set out the modalities for their work. The Committee’s sessions will be open to the public, with ...

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‘Cash for seats’ at business events standard practice – IMANI Boss

President of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe is of the view that the organisers of the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards did not err by charging expatriates for seats close to President Nana Akufo-Addo during the event. According to him, it is standard international practice to offer table sponsorship packages to attendees of such an event in order to raise funds. ...

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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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