The five-member Adhoc Committee probing the alleged levies collected by the Ministry of Trade & Industry of the cedi equivalent of various sums up to US$100,000.00, has told the sector Minister, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen that no matter how smart he is, he can never outsmart the committee.
A member of the Committee, Dr. Dominic Ayeni, had sought to find out from the Trade & Industry Minister why he didn’t refer the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) entered into between the Ministry and the Millennium Excellence Foundation, organisers of the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards, to the Minister for Justice and Attorney-General for advice.
Mr Kyerematen had told the committee that the Ministry was not responsible for the program schedule and responsibilities of the event organisers.
Further to that, since there was no commitment from his outfit, there was no need to waste precious “Executive” time to disturb the Attorney-General.
But Dr. Ayeni however seemed not convinced with the answers from the sector Mr. Kyerematen.
“Hon [Alan Kyerematen], I know you are very smart but … When we get to the MoU document, I will tell you why you should have referred it to the Attorney-General for advice”, he noted.
His comment drew a quick response from Mr. Kyerematen saying “oh oh oh oh…”