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Woman who rejected Anas’ bribe honoured by Methodist Church Ghana

The Superintendent Minister, Very Rev. Andrew Mbeah-Baiden [2nd L], presenting the citation to Mrs. Dinah Boateng [M]. Photo Credit: Lilian
The Methodist Church Ghana, Accra Diocese, Kaneshie North Circuit, has honoured Mrs. Dinah Boateng, who was captured refusing a bribe in the Number 12 exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Mrs. Boateng who is a Methodist and worships at the Good News Methodist Society, Kaneshie North Circuit, was presented a citation at the Good Shepherd Society in the Circuit on Sunday, September 23.

Photo Credit: Lilian

As the Head of Protocol at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mrs. Dinah Boateng was seen in the exposé outrightly rejecting a bundle of money when Anas’ agents tried to bribe her to escape due process to secure visas.

Mrs. Dinah Boateng and husband. Photo Credit: Lilian

A portion of the citation presented to her by the church read: “Your moral and spiritual integrity exhibited in your work have been acknowledged by the whole nation. The mighty fell when Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the seasoned journalist, showed his Exposé, Number 12 in the media worldwide.”

The Citation

Anas’ Number 12 exposé captured the former President of the Ghana Football Association [GFA], Kwasi Nyantakyi allegedly taking $65 000 bribe to, among other things, sign some undue contracts in the name of the GFA.

Photo Credit: Lilian

Other individuals including match officials, referees and persons in the sport fraternity were also captured taking bribe.

Anas Aremeyaw Anas on June 6, 2018, tweeted from his Anas Coalition account that: “We celebrate Daina Boateng, Protocol Officer at the Ministry of Sports. She rejected the bribe insisting we follow the right procedure for securing visas.”

Anas’ tweet

Until being honoured by the church just yesterday, individuals across social divide in the country had praised Mrs. Boateng for her incorruptible integrity after the premiere of Number 12 exposé.

Profile of Mrs. Dinah Boateng

Mrs. Dinah Boateng had her Senior High School education at Archbishop Porter Girls in Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana, from 1993 to 1995.

She went to the University of Ghana, Legon, in Accra for her first Degree from 2010 to 2014.

Currently, she is yet to graduate in November 2018 with Masters in Public Administration from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology [KNUST] in Kumasi.

She has worked in various public and private organisations since 1999.

Mrs. Boateng has been with the Ministry of Youth And Sports, working at the Protocol Unit from 2014 till date. She is currently the Head of the Protocol Unit at the Ministry.

She is a Christian; a Methodist for that matter, and worships at the Good News Methodist Society, Kaneshie North Circuit.

Mrs. Boateng is married with children.

By: O. Y. Addofoh||Ghana

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