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.
Communications Director at the Presidency Eugene Arhin, who confirmed the directive to Graphic Online said a query letter from the President to the Trade Minister asking for responses has since been sent.
He said the letter was directed through the Chief of Staff.
Trade Minister, Allan Kyerematen is yet to respond to the President’s query.
On Monday the Minority Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa alleged extortion of between $25000 and $100,000 from expatriate businesses to determine how close to the president they sit at an awards ceremony for expatriate businesses.