he President’s choice to fire Charles Adu Boahen, the Minister of State for Finance, was pivotal, according to Kofi Tontoh, a member of the Akufo-Addo administration’s communications team.
He believes it demonstrates a president who is unwilling to support corruption.
However, Kofi Tontoh suggested that Mr Adu Boahen should be given the opportunity to address all of the allegations before the Special Prosecutor.
On the Big Issue on TV3 with Berla Mundi on Tuesday, November 15, Mr Tontoh stated, “This is a decisive decision by the President.”
“It is an effort to demonstrate that the President does not support corruption, but let us permit Adu Boahen to have his day and ones all the same,” he continued.
Mr Adu Boahen has been fired by President Akufo-Addo.
“Mr Charles Adu Boahen’s appointment as the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance has been terminated with immediate effect by President of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The President spoke with Mr Adu Boahen after becoming aware of the accusations made against the Minister in the exposé “Galamsey Economy,” at which point he decided to rescind his appointment and refer the case to the Special Prosecutor for additional research.
In a statement released on Monday, November 14, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, stated that “the President thanked Mr Adu Boahen for his strong services to his government since his appointment in 2017 and wished him well in his future endeavours.”