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Ato Forson to speak on ambulance case

A former Deputy Minister for Finance, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, has served notice that he will on Friday address a press conference on reports that a criminal case of causing financial loss to the state has been filed against him and two others.

In a short release Thursday evening, Dr. Forson who is the Ranking Member of the Finance Committee of Parliament urged “all right-thinking members of our society to remain calm”.

The MP also noted that he will “not be distracted by the machinations of the State just because I stand with the good people of Ghana to oppose repressive policies of this government”.

Reports came through on Thursday that Dr. Forson together with a former Chief Director at the Ministry of Health Sylvester Anemana and Richard Jakpa, a businessman have been dragged to court for allegedly causing financial loss of €2.37 million to the state in a deal to purchase some 200 ambulances for the country between 2014 and 2016.

Details of the charge against the three have been made known by a staffer of President Nana Akufo-Addo, Kow Essuman on his Facebook page, alleging that the former Deputy Minister wrote to the Bank of Ghana and the Controller and Accountant General to release funds and issue a letter of credit for the ambulance transaction.

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