NDC not interested in Airbus scandal – Amaliba

A member of the communication and legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba says his outfit is not interested in the Airbus Corruption scandal.

According to him, the scandal is a diversionary tactic from the NPP to switch focus of their non-performing governance.

“NDC is not interested in the investigations concerning the Airbus Corruption scandal and I believe there are better things to talk about rather than unnecessary corruption scandal,” Abraham Amaliba told Kwaku Dawuro on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7.

“We are open and ready for any investigation, let them come and investigate us,” he said.

Abraham Amaliba has accused the government of a smear campaign against officials of the NDC government who have been accused in the scandal.

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

Airbus was charged with five counts of failing to prevent bribery, having used a network of secret agents to pay large-scale backhanders to officials in foreign countries to land high-value contracts.

A statement signed by Communications Director at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin stated that these investigations are expected to be conducted in collaboration with the United Kingdom authorities.

“President Akufo-Addo has taken notice of the judgment 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,” the statement read.

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