Airbus scandal: “How do you speak when no name was mentioned?”– Amaliba



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A member of the communication and legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba, has asked persons calling on the  former President Mahama to speak on the Airbus saga to hasten slowly.

Mr Amaliba’s comment follows  calls from critics of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and a section of the general public, asking former President Mahama to speak up and prove his innocence..

Airbus, a company noted for the manufacturing of Aircrafts, says it paid bribe in Ghana and some other African countries between 2011 and 2015.

This was revealed in a corruption investigation of business deals Airbus has been involved in for the past 10 years.

UK-based Newspaper, The Guardian, wring on the outcome of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation stated that “Allison Clare, for the SFO, told the court the company had paid bribes in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Taiwan and Ghana between 2011 and 2015.”

Following the explosive and embarrassing scandal, there have been calls by critics of the NDC for further investigation.

Speaking to sit-in-host for Atinka FM’s AM Drive, Kaakyire Ofori Ayim, member of the communication and legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba, recounted how the Akufo Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) failed to launch investigations into Anas’ documentary on the rot in Ghana’s football, number 12, where the then President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwasi Nyantakyi  claimed that he (Nyantakyi) has  President  Akufo-Addo “in his pocket”.

“The Airbus scandal has to do with breach of contract and rules between Airbus and its agent and that no Ghanaian or former appointee was involved in the mater in the court and so I don’t know why Ghana is interested in the case. So on what grounds should the former President Mahama come out and speak when his name was mentioned?” he said.

Meanwhile, Co-Chair of the Citizens Movement Against Corruption (CMaC), a group campaigning against corruption, Edem Senanu, has tasked government to properly investigate the Airbus as it has the tendency of bringing the image of Ghana down.

 

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa