Anyidoho goes ‘mute’ on Airbus saga

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Wed, 5 Feb 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Former Director of Communications at the Office of the President under the John Evans Atta-Mills administration, Koku Anyidoho, has refused to comment on controversies regarding the Airbus scandal.

Anyidoho who appeared on Nana Fianko's afternoon show on ATV clearly declined to make any comments when asked by the host, if he knew anything about the subject.

With his hands raised, as though to indicate obliviousness, he said ‘no’ when asked if he wouldn’t comment.

He’d rather leave things to the police he said.

A London High Court found Airbus guilty and imposed a fine of three billion pounds (£3bn) as penalties.

The prosecutor stated in court: “Between July 1, 2011, and June 1, 2015, Airbus SE failed to prevent persons associated with Airbus SE from bribing others concerned with the purchase of military transport aircraft by the Government of Ghana, where the said bribery was intended to obtain or retain business or advantage in the conduct of business for Airbus SE".

With regards to Ghana, the report further stated that Airbus “between 2009 and 2015 engaged intermediary 5, a close relative of a high-ranking elected Ghanaian government official (Government Official 1), as its BP in respect of the proposed sale of three aircraft to the government of Ghana.

Many have since highlighted the Mills and Mahama-led administrations as overseeing the said transaction, thereby condoning corruption, with several others calling for a response from the Former President, John Mahama.

President Akufo-Addo has meanwhile referred the issue to Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu for probing.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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