Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko has been exonerated in the Joe Ghartey Committee set up to investigate bribery allegations by the Bawku Central MP Mahama Ayariga.
Chairman of the Committee, after almost two months of investigations which was held in public presented the report to Parliament on Wednesday March 30, 2017.
The Joe Ghartey committee was constituted after allegations by the Bawku Central MP Mahama Ayariga that the Chairman of the Appointment Committee Joe Osei Owusu had given Ȼ3,000 each to minority members of the committee to approve the Minister of Energy nominee at the time.
Ayariga told an Accra based radio Station Radio Gold that the money was given to the Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak for onward distribution to the members of the Minority.
But the bribery allegation by Ayariga, as dramatic as it was, was met with vehement denials by Joe Osei Owusu, Muntaka Mubarak and the Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko.
But after months of fact finding, Hon. Joe Ghartey said ” the evidence as far as we are concerned exonerate Hon. Boakye Agyako and Hon. Joe Osei-Wusu”.
He indicated that “there is not evidence of an attempt to bribe the members of the Appointment Committee by anybody”.
Joe Ghartey stated that the bribery allegation by the Bawku Central MP remains a “mystery”