The National Executive Committee of National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday, reaffirmed its commitment to fighting corruption and promoting transparent and accountable governance.
It has therefore commended President John Evans Atta Mills for “his swift and decisive action in directing the Attorney General to investigate the matter. The NDC is ready and willing to cooperate with government in its investigations”.
A statement issued in Accra and signed by Dr. Kwabena Adjei, National Chairman said its attention had been drawn to media reports on proceedings of the Southwark Crown Court in London and allegations of corrupt practices made against some public officials in Ghana by the directors of Mabey and Johnson.
It said the party regretted the attempts to link the NDC to the case.
“For the record, the NDC wishes to categorically state that it has never received funds from Mabey and Johnson Company. Records available to the party do not reveal receipts of any such funds from the said company or its agents,” the statement said.
“The NDC takes issue with the prosecution’s statement of the case which contain many inaccuracies. For instance, former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has never been a member of the NDC’s Finance Committee; Mr. Kwame Peprah (Former Finance Minister) has never been Chairman of the NDC’s Finance Committee”.
“In the case of Mr. Baba Kamara, he was a Deputy Treasurer and not the Treasurer of the NDC; neither was he a Political Overseer of the Ministry of Roads and Highways as claimed. Indeed, the position of political overseer has never existed” it said.
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