Mahama Laments Story About UK Company That Left Ghana After Refusing To Bribe Officials: "I Was Saddened"

Mahama Laments Story About UK Company That Left Ghana After Refusing To Bribe Officials: "I Was Saddened"

  • Former president John Mahama has reacted with sadness to the story of a UK company's subsidiary that folded up
  • The company that offers services in the health sector reportedly refused to pay bribes to government official
  • Mahama said if he was the president of Ghana, he would have met with the affected investors to understand their situation

Former president John Mahama has expressed sadness at the story of a UK company subsidiary in Ghana that folded up because it refused to bribe government officials to get ahead.

Mahama said he would have met with the investor to understand the situation if he was president.

Mahama Laments Story About UK Company
John Mahama said he would have been more responsive if he was president. Source. Facebook/@JohnDramaniMahama
Source: Facebook

In a post on social media, he said it was important for presidents to prioritise the experiences of investors.

“I reckon in a circumstance like this, I would, as President, have wished to personally meet with this investor to find out more about their unfortunate experience and discuss immediate measures to keep their investment here in Ghana.”

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The story that the former president references was posted on LinkedIn by one Kwame Amporful two weeks ago.

He noted that the product the company in question wanted to deploy was already in operation in Nigeria and Kenya’s public health sector without the need for bribes.

“My client, the subsidiary of a UK based group, was winding up for one reason; they were unwilling to pay bribes to Ministries officials though it had the best product for what it does on the market, so there was no way it’d be awarded a contract after exhausting all options,” Amporful recounted.

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He looked remorseful as he held up a huge block of stone on his show, Onua Maakye, which he said he was presenting to the former president, a symbolic way of saying "you were right".

"Mahama come for your stone. This is your stone. We criticised you for the bus-branding scandal, we called you incompetent, I know personally that you may want to slap me when you meet me because I went hard on you. I criticised you over the guinea fowl scandal."

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