A Minister of State in Ghana, Rockson Bukari has resigned his position after he was caught on tape attempting to bribe a journalist.
The Minister was trying to stop the journalist from publishing damaging reports involving a mining company.
Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has since accepted the Minister’s resignation and wished him well.
This was disclosed by the Communications Director at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, according to Daily Trust.
Bukari, who was the Minister of the Upper East Region at that time, was captured on tape attempting to bribe a journalist to stop him from publishing disparaging reports on Shaanxi Mining Company and a judge in 2018.
He had initially debunked the claim.
The Presidency said the former Minister tendered his letter of resignation to the President on Monday 29th April.
The Presidency said he resigned 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.”