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Kennedy Agyapong reacts to Airbus bribery scandal (audio)

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Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has said he has pieces of evidence that validate the bribery claims being made against the John Mahama administration regarding the airbus deal.

According to Mr Agyapong, the revelations concerning the Airbus deal are but a tip of the iceberg, threatening to come up with more damning reports which prove how corrupt the Mahama administration was.

You even put this Airbus scandal issue aside, there were some very dirty corrupt activities at Ghana Gas and GNPC under the NDC regime and very soon I will put all the evidence out. You will be amazed at the corrupt acts they (NDC) engaged in,” he alleged on Accra-based radio station, Neat FM monitored by TheNewsGh.Com.

The controversial MP went on to blame his government for ‘keeping’ information on corrupt public officials from the public.

I blame my party; …they have all this information and they don’t want to bring it out, he said.

Airbus agreed on Friday to pay a record $4 billion fine after reaching a plea bargain with prosecutors in the United Kingdom, France and United States over acts of bribery and corruption stretching back at least 15 years.

Ghana, during the Mills-Mahama administration, is said to be among some 13 countries that benefited from bribes paid by Airbus.

According to the Statement of Facts as presented by investigators, between 2009 and 2015, a number of Airbus employees made or promised success based commission payments of approximately €5 million to Intermediary 5 [as he was described in court], who is said to be a close relative of a high ranking elected Ghanaian Government official [described as Government Official 1].

Although no name was mentioned, a directive from President Nana Akufo-Addo, instructed the Special Prosecutor to investigate the role of government officials under the previous administration in the Airbus bribery scandal.

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