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#FixingTheCountry Movement notifies Police of intent to picket over Airbus scandal

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#FixingTheCountry Movement; a pro-government pressure group, has officially informed the Police of their intention to hold a demonstration concerning the Airbus bribery scandal.

They are demanding accountability from former President John Dramani Mahama for his alleged involvement in the said scandal.

In a joint statement signed by Ernest Owusu-Bempah, the Convener, and Kwakye Gyasi, the General Secretary, the group cited Section 1 of the Public Order Act (Act 491), which requires notifying police at least five days in advance of any public event.

“In this regard, kindly note that FIXING THE COUNTRY MOVEMENT will hold a public assembly on Thursday 12th October 2023 in front of the office of former President John Mahama,” the statement read.

The purpose of the planned picketing is to draw attention to what the group sees as a lackadaisical approach to addressing the Airbus corruption case.

They highlight that Airbus SE entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over bribes paid in several countries, including Ghana.

The company agreed to pay approximately 990 million Euros as part of this agreement.

The group also refers to admissions and court documents from the US and UK that they believe establish the culpability of former President Mahama in the Airbus bribery scandal.

The group asserts that they believe Mr. Mahama has important questions to answer, and it aims to use this public manifestation to raise awareness about the unresolved issues surrounding the scandal.

The group emphasized its commitment to public accountability and the principle that no one is above accountability

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