The Trade and Industry Minister, Mr Alan Kyeremanteng on Friday 12 January 2017 has named the persons who sat by president Nana Addo during the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards which stirred controversy.
Mr Kyeremanteng revealed that the list included 17 people ranging from top businessmen to key political figures
The minister gave out the list when he appeared before the five member committee tasked to probe the issue.
The people on that particular table included…
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Trade Minister, Alan Kyeremateng
Carlos Ahenkorah, Deputy Trade Minister
Mr Ashim Morton, President of Millennium Excellence Foundation
Mr. Amarh Hari, Chief Executive of IPMC
Mr. Ashok Mohinani, Chairman of Mohinani Group
Mr Salem Kalmoni, Chief Executive of Japan Motors
Jerry John Rawlings and his wife
Mr. Saied Fakhry, Executive Chairman of Interplast Ghana Limited
Ms. Roshi Motman, Chief Executive of AirtelTigo Ghana
Mr. Jim O’Brien, Founder and Executive Chairman of Zenith Bank Group
Mr Bhagwan Khubchandani, Chief Executive of Melcom Ghana.
Mr. David Haper, Chief Executive of Geodrill Ghana
Mr. Mike Tacwani, Chief Executive of B Pipe Plus Ghana
Yofi Grant, CEO of GIPC
Yeo Ziobeieton, Chief Executive of Unilever Ghana
And Ishmael Ashitey, Greater Accra Regional Minister.
The Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremanteng indicated that his outfit did no wrong in the cash-for-seat scandal.
He noted that, a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry and the organizers of the event clearly spelt out which party was responsible for soliciting for sponsorship and collection of monies for the awards ceremony.
Making his submission to the committee probing the matter in parliament today, Mr Kyerematen said the Millennium Excellence Foundation, who were the event organizers, handled all issues of sponsorship.