A bribery allegation of ghc3000.00 popped up following a decision by the vetting committee to withhold the approval of Mr. Boakye Agyaku as the energy minister. Accordding Hon. Mahama Ayariga, they misconstrued the said amount of money given them as payment for their sitting allowance as vetting committee members.
Hon. Ayariga further went on to say while speaking to an Accra based radio station 3fm, based on rumors about the source of the money, they gave the money back to Hon. Muntaka requesting that he do a follow up on the actual source of the money. In his own words the minority chief whip confirmed from the chairman of the vetting committee that the alleged ghc3000.00 given to him for the minority on the vetting committee was from Mr. Boakye Agyako. He also insisted that, “those are the fact he knows, stands by it, and ready to die by it’’.
However, the minority chief whip has vehemently disputed anything of that sort. According to the MP for Asawase,
“I never gave Ayariga anything which was coming from Mr Osei Owusu, Mr. Osei Owusu has never discussed any money issue with me I have not given any money to Ayariga or anybody saying that it was coming from the chairman”
Hon Mohammed said he does not know where Hon Ayariga is getting the purported information from. While concluding his interview on 3fm, he said “we had several meetings before we started we ourselves had agreed in principle that we are not going to take a dime from anybody”