Ayariga indicted for contempt, asked to apologise – Starr Fm

The five-member ad hoc committee tasked to probe the bribery scandal that rocked the Appointments Committee of Parliament has indicted the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central Mahama Ayariga of contempt.

This follows the committee’s extensive probe into his allegations that Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko had sought to bribe the members of the Appointments Committee to lure them into approving his nomination.

He was thus asked to apologise “for greatly injuring” the reputation of the chairman of the Committee Joe Osei Owusu.

The 50-page report, reported Starr News’ Parliamentary Correspondent, Ibrahim Alhassan, Wednesday was presented before the House in a form of motion and was adopted on Thursday.

The Speaker of Parliament on January 31 constituted the five member committee chaired by Joe Ghartey, a former Attorney General to probe the bribery scandal that rocked the Joe Osei Owusu-led Vetting Committee.

This followed claims by Mr. Ayaria, a member of the committee that Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko tried luring the minority members of the committee with GHC3000 each through the chairman of the vetting committee, Mr. Osei Owusu and the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, so he could be recommended for approval following his edgy vetting.


Published on 30 March 2017 | 5:31 pm at Source