Mills-Mahama never took bribe from Airbus - NDC

Mills-Mahama never took bribe from Airbus - NDC

Former Attorney General Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong has denied claims that aircraft manufacturer, Airbus paid bribes to some senior officials during the Mills-Mahama regime.

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The reports which emerged after the company admitted in a UK court that it paid bribes to officials in some five countries including Ghana between 2009 and 2015 have ignited rumours in Ghana.

A section of the public has dared the NDC which was governing at that time to respond to the claims.

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But in a statement released on Sunday, February 2 the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice said the media has misrepresented facts as happened in the court.

“... The reports alleging that Airbus SE paid bribes during the administration of President John Evans Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama are false, misleading and do not reflect the Approved Judgment," portion of thestatement read.

Madam Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong also noted that the judgment by the UK court did not allege or say any payment was by Airbus to any Ghanaian government official at the time.

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She stressed that the media have distorted the facts to suit their agenda.

“It is therefore a gross distortion for the media to conclude that officials of the Ghana Government between 2009 and 2015 were bribed or paid any commissions by Airbus for the acquisition of the Casa C-295 aircrafts," she added.

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