You Get Sacked When You Bribe Your Way Through Vetting

Our elders have a saying that, the one who goes to bed with an itchy anus, will usually wake up with smelly fingers.

The vetting by the Appointments Committee of parliament of the energy minister designate, Boakye Agyarko, was without controversy, as he was accused by the minority members on the committee of attempted bribery.

A committee was subsequently set up by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mike Oquaye, which exonerated him of the allegation.

Well-meaning Ghanaians, called on the president at the time to withdraw his nomination, but he refused, clearing him of any wrongdoing, even before the committee could finish with its work.

From the birth of his tenure as a minister to his untimely dismissal, has been dogged with a lot of cases of corruption.

An agency under him, Bulk Oil Storage and Transport (BOST), was the first to be embroiled in acts that was deemed corrupt under this administration in the sale of the contaminated fuel saga.

The minister held a press conference to clear the BOST Managing Director, Alfred Obeng, who himself is no more at post of any wrongdoing.

Boakye Agyarko, in far away United States of America (USA), announced that government was going to convert the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) into a tank farm.

How could anyone, ever contemplate the idea of turning the only refinery we have in this country into a tank farm, still remains a mystery to Ghanaians.

The minister, has only set himself up to cause financial loss to this country. His latest and the straw that broke the Camel’s back is the Ameri Innovation agreement that he sent to Parliament.

All the necessary ingredients that should accompany international agreements were not included in the innovation bill.

This is despite the fact that, the Energy ministry, has sent to parliament, a lot of international agreement and so he cannot be oblivious of the documents needed to accompany this agreement.

This newspaper is of the view that, the minister, couldn’t have committed this blunder alone, everyone who is involved in the transaction, must also be given the marching orders.

On a lighter note, we would like to commend the president for reducing the elephant size government from 110 to 109.







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