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General News Mon, 1 Jul 2019

Your agenda against Akufo-Addo will fail – Government to AfricaWatch

Government has described as baseless and libelous accusations against President Akufo-Addo by the AfricaWatch magazine over Ghana government’s attempt to purchase a property for an embassy in Oslo, Norway.

The Magazine in its latest edition accuse the President and Ghana’s foreign affairs minister of seeking to gain personally in the purchase of the $12 million facility.

In a statement signed by its Communications Director Euegen Arhin, the Presidency said it will deal with the allegations leveled against the President by the at the appropriate forum.

In December last year, Minority spokesperson on foreign affairs Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa alleged the government has bought at an inflated $12m, a property in Norway to be used as an embassy.

He said the cost inflated claiming only a year before, the property was bought for $3.5million. He presented documents on the floor of Parliament to back his claims of malfeasance at the Foreign Affairs ministry.

But the Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Oquaye rejected his evidence ruling they were unreliable.

The Foreign Affairs minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchway in a heated response outside the floor of Parliament has said an offer for the purchase of the building was made but it has not been accepted.

Source: starrfm.com.gh
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