BY: Akpabli Daniel Yao | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Food and drugs authority (FDA) has issued a statement regarding corruption and bribery allegation leveled against some staff of the authority.
The release came at a time when the Joy new documentary titled #The Return Bribe is scheduled to be aired regarding the alleged scandal in the authority by the multimedia group.
In the statement signed by the board Chairman of the authority, Sammy Ohene (Dr.), the matter came to the attention of the authority in April, 2020 and they are doing their best to see that the right procedures are followed to see to the finality of the allegations.
According to the statement, the authority urged the public to allow the National Security as well as committees instituted by the authority to conduct and complete investigation into the allegations.
He reiterated the authority’s zero tolerance for bribery and corruption and reaffirms its commitment to protect the health and well-being of consumers.
THE RETURN BRIBE DOCUMENTARY
In the Joy News documentary, it was alleged that the CEO of the FDA, Mrs Delese Mimi Darko, through the head of Legal Affairs at the FDA, Cynthia Dapaah Ntow, demanded $100,000 from the manufacturer of COA-FS to enable him continue selling his product.
An amount of GH₵600,000 was allegedly given to the head of Legal Affairs at the FDA as bribe, according to the documentary.
Below is the full statement………..