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‘Cash-for-seat’ C’ttee sittings over, report to be ready on Jan. 31

The five-member bi-partisan parliamentary Committee probing the alleged collection of monies from expatriates to enable them sit close to the President during the 2017 Ghana Expatriates Business Awards ceremony, has ended its public sitting which sought to collect evidence from various individuals and institutions. According to Spokesperson of the Committee, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, the Committee will hold no further public ...

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Expatriates take turn before ‘cash-for-seat’ C’ttee today

Some expatriates who participated in the controversial Expatriate Business Awards ceremony that has been at the center of the alleged cash-for-seat saga are scheduled to appear before the bi-partisan Parliamentary committee probing the matter today Tuesday]. This comes after the Committee hosted the organizers of the event, Millennium Excellence Foundation on Monday, to provide details about how the event was organized ...

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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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MPs summoned to emergency sitting over ‘extortion’ of expatriates

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye has summoned Parliament for an emergency sitting on Friday, January 5, 2018. Parliament is being reconvened early after the Minority wrote to the Speaker urging him to call for an emergency sitting over claims that  expatriates were charged huge amounts by the Ministry of Trade and Industry in order for them to sit ...

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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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‘We must let NDC understand that we’re in power’ – Ahenkorah fumes

Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah, has defended his verbal assault on NDC MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, saying “we must let these people understand that we are in power”. The MP, who had been called on Eyewitness News on Tuesday after a near-fight encounter with ...

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Muntaka ‘lied’, no one bought seats beside Nana Addo – Trade Ministry 

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has dissociated itself from reports suggesting that it charged expatriates between $100,000 to $25,000 dollars to enable them sit close to the President at an awards ceremony. The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, who made this allegation, had indicated that the fees charged at the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards (GEBA) were not the kind ...

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Trade Ministry purchases Kantaka vehicle

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has purchased the ‘Kantanka SUV Car’ at a cost of GHȼ150,000.00. Mr Alan Kyeremanten, the Sector Minister, receiving the vehicle at a ceremony in Accra, said the initiative was to encourage Ghanaians to buy made in Ghana products to boost local production. Mr Kyeremanten said the gesture was part of government’s vision to support ...

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