Ghana’s president sacks minister of state for finance Adu Boahen

ACCRA, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has sacked Charles Adu Boahen, the minister of state for finance, the presidency said on Monday.

In a statement, the president said he had taken the action after being made aware of allegations levelled against Adu Boahen in an expose about small-scale gold mining, and that Akufo-Addo had also referred the matter to the Special Prosecutor for further investigations.

Adu Boahen did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.

Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta is also facing calls for dismissal from members of parliament who accuse him of corruption and economic mismanagement as the country faces its worst economic crisis in a generation.

Reporting by Cooper Inveen; Writing by Estelle Shirbon and Nellie Peyton; Editing by James Macharia Chege

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