Adu Boahen’s dismissal was a definite decision– Govt Communicator

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The President’s choice to fire Charles Adu Boahen, the Minister of State for Finance, was pivotal, according to Kofi Tontoh, a member of the Akufo-Addo administration’s media team.

He believes it demonstrates a president who is unwilling to support corruption.

However, Kofi Tontoh suggested that Mr. Adu Boahen should be given the opportunity to address all of the claims before the Special Prosecutor.

On the Big Issue on TV3 with Berla Mundi on Tuesday, November 15, Mr. Tontoh stated, “This is a decisive decision by the President.”

He added “It is an attempt to show that the President doesn’t condone corruption but let us allow Adu Boahen to have his day and ones all the facts come out if any further action is needed it will be taken.”

President Akufo-Addo has sacked Mr Adu Boahen.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has terminated the appointment of the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Charles Adu Boahen, with immediate effect.

“After being made aware of the allegations levelled against the Minister in the exposé, ‘Galamsey Economy’, the President spoke to Mr. Adu Boahen, after which he took the decision to terminate his appointment, and also to refer the matter to the Special Prosecutor for further investigations.

“The President thanked Mr. Adu Boahen for his strong services to his government since his appointment in 2017, and wished him well in his future endeavours,” a statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin said on Monday November 14.

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