The Ad-hoc Committee of Parliament probing the infamous cash-for-seat saga involving the Ministry of Trade and Industry is expected to begin public hearing today, Thursday, 11 January 2018.
The five-member committee chaired by majority Chief Whip, Kwesi Ameyaw Cheremeh, was constituted by the Speaker, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye, following a motion filed by the Minority.
The concerns of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP’s, came after it was discovered the Trade Ministry allegedly charged expatriate businessmen $100,000 to sit close to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at an awards ceremony in Accra.
This in the view of the Minority MP’s was unethical and portrayed the Presidency being auctioned to the highest bidder.
The committee comprising three Majority and two Minority MPs, is thus expected to after their probe, report to parliament as to whether the Trade Ministry engaged in any wrongdoing.