- AG, Godfred Dame says NDC flagbearer John Mahama is not co-operating with investigations into the Airbus saga
- He also hinted that the Government Official 1 mentioned in the Airbus case in former president John Mahama
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Ghana’s Attorney General, Godfred Dame has alleged that the Ghanaian official referred to as Government Official 1 (GO1) in the Airbus scandal is former president John Dramani Mahama.
According to the deputy AG, the former president is also not cooperating with investigators looking into the Airbus scandal.
In an interview on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Mr. Dame said the identities of the government officials mentioned in the scandal is obvious.
“One important lesson to be drawn from the scandal is the prosecution process…There is a reluctance from certain persons to admit the fact."
“The key government actors who engaged in the transaction are still around and I insist there was a Vice President who later on transformed into a President and he is around and still campaigning to hold public office and I am saying in accordance to accountability even if he was not involved, he ought to open up to the full fact because the transition occurred under his tenure."
Mr. Dame also bemoaned the silence by the NDC flag bearer and other former senior government officials involved in the purchase of the aircraft are still around.
He stated that in the spirit of transparency and accountability, these indicted governments must make themselves available for investigations.
“I’m of the respectful view that in the spirit of accountability to the people, probity and accountability and transparency one would have expected that those key government functionaries who were involved in the transaction to self-report voluntarily to help with the investigation directed by the President”.
A US and UK court ruling document has revealed gory details about how the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government under Prof. Mills and Mahama took bribes and allowed European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus SE, to supply the Ghana Armed Forces with uncertified aircraft.
In the Ablekuma West constituency, the vetting committee of the NPP, failed Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah Jr.
Mr. Dapaah Jr was contesting incumbent Member of Parliament, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful to become the parliamentary candidate for the constituency.
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