The Attorney General’s office has filed a suit against opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Ajumako-Anyan-Essiam Constituency, Cassiel Ato Forson for causing financial loss to the state while in office as Deputy Minister of Finance.
The State also dragged two others; Sylvestre Anemana who was a Chief Director at the Ministry of Health when the alleged crimes are said to have been committed and Richard Jakpa, a businessman.
The case relates to the procurement of 200 ambulances by the Prof. John Evans Atta Mills and John Mahama led government.
Documents filed by the AG’s office traces the events culminating into the alleged crimes to an announcement made in the 2009 State of the National Address regarding plans to procure ambulances for the country.
The AG said following this address, the Ministry of Health (MOH) initiated action to acquire more ambulances.
The 3rd accused person, Richard Jakpa is said to have used his company, Jakpa at Business, to present a proposal and Term Loan to the Ministry of Health which he claimed to have arranged from Stanbic Bank to finance the supply of the 200 ambulances to the government.
Cabinet, according to the AG, gave an Executive Approval for the project.However, it emerged later that the ambulances had some defects which render them not fit for purpose.