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I didn’t approach Big Sea for purchase of ambulances after parliamentary approval – Jakpa

Richard Jakpa

Richard Jakpa, the third accused person in the ongoing ambulance procurement trial, has rebutted accusations that he approached Big Sea for the purchase of ambulances after receiving parliamentary approval.

In a decisive moment during cross-examination by Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame, Jakpa categorically refuted the allegations, describing them as entirely false.

He clarified that Big Sea was already known to both the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance before parliamentary approval was granted.

Jakpa emphasized key dates to support his defense, highlighting that the agency agreement between Big Sea and Jakpa@business Limited was established on May 24, 2011.

In contrast, parliamentary approval for the ambulance procurement came much later on November 1, 2012, over a year after the initial agreement.

The accused vehemently denied any misconduct in his interactions with Big Sea following parliamentary approval. He asserted that the timeline presented by the AG inaccurately depicted his actions and the sequence of events.

The defense’s argument centers on the chronology of events and the existing relationships between the parties involved.


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