The Council of State has denied a publication by informer newspaper that the council has made an attempt to convince the Minority in Parliament to drop it case against the Finance Minister in relation to $2.25 billion bond transaction.
In a statement signed by the AG secretary of the council PEACE A. P. OKANTEY (MRS.) And copied to Ghanapoliticsonline.com, the council stated 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,” it said in a statement.
Below is the full statement:
29TH MAY, 2017
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 organization 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