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2022: Ghana president sacks junior finance minister over alleged impropriety

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Monday sacked Charles Adu Boahen, the minister of state for finance, after allegations of impropriety were circulated by a well-known Ghanaian investigative journalist.

A statement from the presidency states that the president fired Adu Boahen after being made aware of allegations levelled against him in an expose, adding that Akufo-Addo had also referred the matter to the Special Prosecutor for further investigations.

Adu Boahen did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta is also facing calls for dismissal from members of parliament who accused him of corruption and economic mismanagement as the country faces its worst economic crisis in a generation.

The allegations against Adu Boahen did not appear to be related to those previously raised against Ofori-Atta.

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Adu Boahen could be seen in a video posted online by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who also circulated a lengthy email containing detailed allegations. Reuters has not verified the authenticity of the video or the content of the email.

Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia said in a statement the video showed Adu Boahen “apparently using my name, inter alia, to peddle influence and collect money from supposed investors”.

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“I would like to state that if what the minister (Adu Boahen) is alleged to have said is accurately captured in the video, then his position as a minister of state is untenable. He should be dismissed summarily and investigated,” Bawumia said. (Reuters/NAN)

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