An appointee in the Mahama administration, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, has described as false and misleading reports of alleged bribery involving the procurement of CASA C-295 aircrafts for the military.
Judgement pronounced on Friday, January 31 in a UK Crown Court cited how a top Ghana official was bribed in the transaction to procure the military aircrafts.
The transactions spanned between 2009 and 2015.
But a statement signed by the former Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Mrs Appiah Oppong, on Sunday said the reports making rounds are distorting the facts of the judgement.
“Indeed, the Approved Judgment of the Crown Court of Southwark approving the DPA between Airbus and the UK Serious Fraud Office does not allege that any payment was made by Airbus to any Ghanaian Government official,” she stated.
She indicated that it is “gross distortion for the media to conclude that officials of the Ghana government between 2009 and 2015 were bribed or paid commission by Airbus for the acquisition of the CASA C-295 aircrafts”.
The investigations were conducted by UK’s Serious Fraud Office.
The Government of Ghana is yet to comment on the exposé.