Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen is a Ghanaian politician, corporate executive, diplomat and an international public servant specialising in global trade issues. Two persons, a former secretary to the Komenda Sugar Project Management Board, Ransford Chatman Vanni-Amoah and former special assistant to the minister, ministry of trade & industry, Alhaji Mohammed Naziru have petitioned the appointment committee of parliament to reject the nomination of Alan Kyerematen as minister-designate for trade and industry.
Information trooping in indicates that, the trades ministry through the former deputy minister, Mr Robert Ahomka-Lindsay in August 2017 “lied” about the operations of the Komenda Sugar Factory and Mr Alan Kyeremanten did nothing about it.
According to the two persons, during the vetting of Mr Ahomka-Lindsay in 2017, he told the appointment committee that “We have never put cane sugar through the full system of the Komenda Sugar. That’s the first thing we have to note,” and that the sugar Mr Samuel Atta Mills, then MP for Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrirem who asked a question about the factory tasted at that time.
He continuedto add “the government of Ghana bought semi-processed sugar; then part of it was used to process, and that was part of what you tasted.”
But the petitioners said the Komenda SugarFactory produced sugar during the test run season and the former minister must provide documents to prove that the previous government purchased semi-processed sugar.
The petitioners are also on the view that, Mr Kyeremanten supervised a ministry that peddled falsehood about Komenda Sugar Factory.
Below are the statement from the petitioners;
“He must retract that misleading statement and render an apology to the good people of Ghana. If he insist on the statement made by his former deputy, kindly ask him toprovide evidence. We can assure the committee that, he does not have any evidence to back this allegation.”
Mr Kyeremanten is expected to appear before the appointment committee on Friday, 26 February 2021.