The Founder and leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Percival Kofi Akpaloo, says he trust Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu to do proper investigations in connection with Airbus corruption scandal.
Ghana, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Taiwan, have been cited as destinations where Europe’s largest aerospace multinational, Airbus, admitted that it paid huge bribes in order to secure contracts.
Ghana’s involvement in the issue that has led to Airbus being slapped a £3 billion fine by a British court is in connection to the purchase of a C-295 military transport aircraft between 2009 and 2015.
“Ghana has been disgraced nationwide and I trust the Special Prosecutor [Martin Amidu] to do thorough investigations and fish out all the people who are involved in the Airbus corruption scandal,”Percival Kofi Akpaloo told Kwaku Dawuro on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7
” I want the Special Prosecutor to do investigations and prosecute all the people who are involved in the scandal,”he added
According to the Statement of Facts in the case, between 2009 and 2015, “a number of Airbus employees made or promised success based commission payments of approximately €5 million to Intermediary 5”, who is said to be “a close relative of a high ranking elected Ghanaian Government official (Government Official 1)”.
President Akufo-Addo has taken notice of the judgement and its implications, and has referred it to the Office of Special Prosecutor to collaborate with its UK counterparts to conduct a prompt inquiry to determine the complicity or otherwise of any Ghanaian government official, past or present, involved in the said scandal, and to take the necessary legal action against any such official, as required by Ghanaian law.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020