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The European Union (EU) says there is no evidence to back claims that Ghana was blacklisted because an official under the Akufo-Addo led administration was involved in money laundering.
Clarifying this, the Head of Delegation of the EU to Ghana, Diana Acconcia said Ghana ended up on the list because the West African country failed to put in measures to prevent a possible money laundering.
She indicated that if there was any evidence to the effect that any of the government’s appointees was engaged in money laundering, the EU would cut ties and stopped working with the Akufo-Addo administration.
“There is no evidence of money laundering in Ghana,” Ambassador Acconcia stressed.
“The British Customs have intercepted a large amount of money from a key government official, and are asking for documentation to support that. That money was ferried into the United Kingdom by a plane, a chartered plane…About 26 million pounds Sterling …And they are still investigating. The information is still filtering through. It’s not done yet,” National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini said on Radio Gold on Saturday.
Alhaji Inusah Fuseini noted that money laundering and corrupt activities were rife in the country. He explained that the inability of government to list the IPO of the Agyapa deal is because of these illicit activities and not because of the Special Prosecutor’s request to do a corruption risk assessment of the deal.
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