NDC MP, Adams Mutawakilu, has rejected claims ex-TOR boss, Asante Berko compensated bribes to lawmakers to get a power agreement approved in 2015.
The Damango MP says the allegations by the US Securities and Exchange Fee arrive as a shock to him.
He told journalists in Parliament Friday that as Vice Chairman of the Power Committee of the Residence when the mentioned contract was approved, no funds exchanged hands.
“Parliament hardly ever gained just about anything in respect to performing our genuine obligations as to passing of the power acquiring settlement.
“It wasn’t only this, we passed various. There was no scenario wherever there have been underhand dealings,” he stated.
Mutawaliku states he has never ever had a particular face with Berko who was performing in 2015 as an govt of Goldman Sachs.
Berko reject SEC promises
Berko himself has denied the claims by the US institution, writing in a statement that his attorneys have been instructed to battle civil lawsuit by the SEC.
The US SEC statements in its lawsuit filed on Monday that, Asante Berko, a previous government at the Goldman’s London subsidiary, facilitated up to $4.5million to aid a Turkish company to win a agreement for a electrical power plant.
But Mr. Berko suggests these promises are “false.”
“I state categorically that I have not paid out any bribes to government officials, Members of Parliament nor any officials of Parliament.
“I have had no get hold of with Members of Parliament nor officers of Parliament, with regards to the approval of this transaction,” he wrote in the statement.
He has, on the other hand, resigned from his enthusiasm as Tema Oil Refinery MD considering the fact that the allegations were built.
Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka has also rejected the statements.
In an job interview with JoyNews, the Asawase MP claimed, “not a dime arrived to anyone” for the approval of the reported offer.