Minister of State Rockson Bukari resigns over leaked audio tape

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Minister of State at the Office of the President, Rockson Bukari has resigned, following a leaked audio in which he is heard allegedly trying to suppress the publication of a damning story against a mining firm and a judge in the Upper East Region.

A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin said Mr. Bukari submitted his letter of resignation to the President on Monday 29th April.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, 29th April, 2019 accepted the resignation from office of Hon. Rockson Bukari, Minister of State of the office of the President.

“This was after Hon. Rockson Bukari submitted his letter of resignation to the President on Monday, 29th 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 the government in delivering on its mandate,” the statement said.

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