Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, a former Deputy Finance Minister and lawmaker for Ajumaku Enyan Essian Constituency in the Central Region in response to the lawsuit against him and two others for causing financial loss to the state has indicated he is not in any way perturbed.
For him, he was very calm and would reveal his side of the story to the media today Friday, December 24th 2021.
He added that this court suit is a distraction tool by the government due to his opposition against “repressive policies” by the government.
A lawsuit has been brought against him and a former Chief Director of the Health Ministry; Sylvester Anemana, and a businessman; Richard Jakpa, for allegedly costing the state to lose €2.37 million in a deal to purchase 200 ambulances for the country between 2014 and 2016.
Mr Richard Jakpa is alleged to have used his company, Jakpa at Business, to present a proposal and term loan to the Ministry of Health to finance the supply of 200 ambulances to the Government.
Hence a legal suit has been initiated against the three by Attorney General as they have to report to the Accra High Court to respond to the five counts of wilfully causing financial loss to the state, abetment to wilfully cause financial loss to the state, contravention of the Public Procurement Act, and intentionally misapplying public property.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ato Forson in a Facebook post on Thursday, December 23, 2021, urged Ghanaians to be calm about the lawsuit
He added that he won’t be distracted from discharging his lawful duties as a result of the suit.
“My attention has been drawn to the widely circulated stories suggesting that the Akufo Addo government has brought criminal charges against me.”
“As I prepare to fully address the matter tomorrow [Friday] at a press briefing, I urge all right-thinking members of our society to remain calm and note that I shall not be distracted by the machinations of the state just because I stand with the good people of Ghana to oppose the repressive policies of this government!”