Former Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Rockson Bukari has resigned as Minister of State at the office of the president following a bribe he offered to a journalist to “drop” a story against a mining company and a judge.
“This was after Hon. Rockson Bukari submitted his letter of resignation to the
President on Monday, 29t April, because he had “taken note of the tape circulating in the media”, and had, therefore, taken the decision to resign “in order not to allow the tape to disrupt the focus of government in delivering on its mandate,” a statement signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Presidency stated.
Mr Bukari was captured on tape supposedly begging a journalist with the Daily Dispatch newspaper to “drop” the said story and subsequently offered an amount of GHS5000 and a motobike as bribe.
Edward Adeti, who is also the Upper East regional correspondent for Starr FM is said to have declined the bribe and went ahead to publish together with photograph of the new motorbike allegedly offered to him as bribe.
However, Mr Bukari according to the press release said in his resignation letter to the president that he resigned “as a matter of principle”, having “exercised judgment contrary to what I have known you to stand for and require of your servants in running this country.”
Attached below is statement of Hon Rockson Bukari’s resignation:
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