Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, has categorically denied claims that he has been engaged in haggling over the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR)-Torentco deal.
He has also refuted claims that Torentco is his “baby” and that he is attempting to hand over TOR to another company for free.
These claims were recently published in “The Herald Newspaper”, which alleged that Nana Bediatuo Asante is indeed involved in protracted negotiations regarding the TOR State Facility.
In a swift response, Nana Bediatuo Asante’s lawyers (Marfo and Associates), under the hand of Gary Nimako Marfo, have issued a stern rejoinder, dated 28 November 2023, and addressed to Larry Dogbey, the managing editor of “The Herald Newspaper”.
Bediatuo’s lawyers in the rejoinder said, “Our client does not have any dealings with the subject matter referred to supra, and the same cannot be said to be the baby of our client. Moreover, our client has not haggled with anyone for the said TOR Facility.”
The lawyers, acting on the instruction of Nana Bediatuo Asante, have notified the managing editor of Herald Newspaper to desist from orchestrating false publications about their client.
“We are instructed to notify you to stop the deliberate orchestration of false publication about our client and to take steps to verify any information prior to publication in accordance with the ethics of the journalism profession and the standards of the Ghana Journalist Association,” the rejoinder read.
Click on the link below to read the full statement of the lawyers for the Secretary to the President
Reporting by Wilberforce Asare in Accra
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