We didn’t beg NDC to drop $2.2bln local bond case – Council of State

The Council of State has dismissed reports that it has held talks with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MP) to drop their case against government over the $2.25 billion local bond issued.

The Council in a statement Monday said neither its Chairman, Nana Otuo Siriboe II nor any of its members have engaged the Minority over the matter.

“The Council is indeed scandalised that any media organisation can concoct a story to deceive the citizens of Ghana and to seek to tarnish the hard-won reputations of its members.”

Chairman of Council of State, Nana Otuo Siriboe II

Read the full statement below:

COMMUNIQUE

RE: COUNCIL OF STATE BEGS NDC TO DROP CASE

The attention of the Council of State has been drawn to a false publication on the front page of The Informer newspaper of Monday, May 29 – Tuesday, May 30, 2017, which subsequently became the subject of various media discussions on Monday, May 29, 2017.

The Council of State wishes to state categorically and unequivocally that neither its Chairman Nana Otuo Siriboe II, nor any of its members has been approached by the Minister of Finance or the President of Ghana to negotiate with any group of people on the matter of the $2.25 billion bond transaction.

The Council is indeed scandalized that any media organisation can concoct a story to deceive the citizens of Ghana and to seek to tarnish the hard-won reputations of its members.

For emphasis, as at the time of reading the above-referenced publication, there had been no meeting between the Council of State and any minority group.

The Council wishes to counsel all who want careers in journalism to first educate/train themselves on the ethics and principles of journalism in order to be useful to themselves and to society.

PEACE A. P. OKANTEY (MRS.)

AG. SECRETARY TO THE COUNCIL

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