The office of Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has described as “irresponsible and unwarranted” comments made by the former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr Tsatsu Tsikata when he took his turn at the Judgment Debt Commission sitting over the sale of the drill ship.
A statement signed by the Spokesperson to the former president, Mr Frank Agyekum, noted that the statement by Mr Tsikata sought to impute wrong-doing in the sale of the drill ship to former President Kufuor.
Mr Tsikata, during the sitting, accused the former president of acting more or less as a debt collector for the French Bank.
He said “…certain steps had been taken completely outside the framework of the GNPC law in terms of how it was alleged that the Government had decided that Societe Generale should be paid certain monies and the ways in which those monies were paid and so on because it looked as if rather unusually, the President of the Republic himself was becoming the debt collector for Societe Generale”.
However, in reacting to Mr Tsikata’s comments, the statement noted that the measures of the NPP government in restructuring GNPC was based on advice of a competent committee set up to clear the mess that had been created at the Corporation over the years.
“Former President Kufuor believes his government took the right measures in the sale of the drill ship and urges the sole commissioner to do well to get to the bottom of the matter for the truth to be laid bare,” the statement said.
It further noted that, “Until such time, it will be wrong and reckless for anybody to jump to their own conclusions only to malign others.”
Source: Daily Graphic