President Nana Akufo-Addo

The Communications Directorate at the Presidency has debunked the latest publication by AfricanWatch Magazine on Ghana’s Oslo property purchase titled ‘The Inside Story of the Oslo Scandal: Conspiracy to Steal.’

A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, said the attention of the Office of the President had been drawn to the publication in the June 2019 edition of the AfricaWatch magazine.

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 “The contents of the publication impugn criminal conduct on the part of the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Member of Parliament, in government’s attempts to purchase properties for its newly opened Embassy in Oslo, the capital of Norway,” the statement read.

The statement further added that “the allegations in the publication are baseless, libelous, and scurrilous, and contain nothing but manufactured lies. We are aware of this magazine’s notoriously established agenda of defaming the President through the deliberate publication of such false stories about him. The agenda will fail, as it has failed before.”

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“The publishers, editors and distributors of the publication will be dealt with in the appropriate forum,” the Presidency warned.

Below is the full statement:

The statement from Jubilee House