Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin has said that President Nana Akufo-Addo was unaware that some expatriates were allegedly charged a fee of $100, 000 to sit close to him.
“…We want to be clear that we heard it just like almost everybody from the MP for Asawase on the floor of parliament and also through the media. The president had no knowledge whatsoever about the fact that people were being charged $100,000 to sit by him on a table, he had no idea whatsoever,” Mr Arhin explained.
He noted that the President through the Chief of Staff has directed the Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen “to come up and brief him and tell him whatever is entailed in this issue because just like you, we have no idea, absolutely no idea”.
President Akufo-Addo has given up to 5 pm Wednesday, December 20 for the Trade Minister, Allan Kyerematen to make available a report on allegations that expatriate businessmen were made to pay $100,000 at the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards in Accra before a decision is taken.
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