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Ambulance case: 3rd accused dismisses financial loss to the state allegation in court

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The third accused in the trial involving Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, a former Deputy Minister for Finance, has strongly asserted that none of the accused individuals were responsible for causing financial loss to the state.

In his court testimony, Richard Dzakpa, a businessman highlighted that the state had accepted possession of the ambulance without any intention to terminate the contract.

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He further noted that the government had fulfilled its commitment by making payment for the ambulance.

Mr. Dzakpa maintained that all required accessories were delivered as per the contract specifications, refuting any allegations of deliberate or malicious intent to cause financial loss to the state by the accused persons.

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His testimony provides clarity on the case and emphasizes the need to thoroughly examine all relevant evidence. As the trial progresses, more insights are expected to emerge, leading to a better understanding of the situation.

“It is clear from the particulars of the offence charged against me that the government has itself admitted that the ambulances were supplied to Ghana. The point here I make is that since it is admitted that the ambulances were indeed supplied to the government of Ghana, it cannot be honestly said that the government sustained financial loss when government: has accepted or taken possession of the ambulances and not indicated no intention whatsoever of terminating the contract.

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“The government actually committed itself to performing the contract by paying for the ambulances as confirmed in the negotiated addendum to the contract.”

Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, Dr. Sylvester Anemana a former Chief Director of the Ministry of Health and Businessman, Richard Jakpa are standing trial in connection with the importation of the 30 ambulances.

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