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Supposed investor called to inquire about ‘appearance fees’ to see Dr Bawumia – reveals Dr Gideon Boako

The vice president’s spokesman, Dr Gideon Boako, revealed he had been contacted by a supposed investor earlier in the year to ask about “appearance fees” to meet his boss.

He did not, however, probe the past of the supposed investor “because it did not interest me”.

According to Dr. Gideon Boako, the conversation took place over the phone.

Speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen on Monday, he said, “the exact day, I may not be able to say, but they contacted me this year, 2022.”

According to Dr. Boako, his response to the supposed investor was that the request should be put in writing to the vice president’s office.

Dr Boako said when the question of “appearance fees” was asked he was surprised.

“I laughed and asked, appearance fee? Why? is Kotoko and Hearts of Oak going to have a great matchup,” Dr. Boako said with a laugh.

The spokesperson went on to say that the rumored investor had asked if the “appearance fee” was a norm, to which he replied, “No, that can’t happen. If so, then I am not a poor man. I told them that the vice president as I know him would never agree to such a thing. If you are its staff and maintain such a thing, you do so at your own risk.

According to Dr. Boako, the supposed investor later mentioned that someone had once offered an “appearance fee”, hence his question.

“I told them that well, I don’t know that person, but I will say categorically that the person did this on their own behalf and not on behalf of the vice president, because as far as I know the vice president, this will never happen.. i told them that if the vice president finds out about this he will recommend that the person be interviewed by the security agencies.. it was only yesterday that tiger eye revealed the name of the person they were talking about,” Dr. Boako added.

It should be recalled that the dismissed Minister of State, Adu Boahen, reportedly said in an undercover exposé by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, that Vice President Bawumia needed $200,000 as a fee. to appear to meet potential investors.

The documentary is dubbed ‘Galamsey Economy’ and is set to premiere Monday at the Accra International Conference Centre.

In the documentary, Mr. Adu Boahen allegedly told undercover investigators who posed as investors that Dr. Bawumia would also need some positions from the investor for his siblings to gain his support and influence in creating businesses. a business in Ghana.

But Dr Bawumia denied the charges and called for the minister to be sacked and investigated.

President Akufo-Addo later fired the former Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and ordered the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) to investigate him.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) Programs Officer, Mary Addah, has called for investigations into the allegations made against the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

“We should conduct an investigation that specifically focuses on this allegation that if you have (USD) 200,000 you should be able to get a meeting with the vice president and I know the state institutions that have the mandate to investigate will and will. a good job at that,” she said on The pulseMonday.

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