President John Dramani Mahama has disclosed that Ghana has been able to avoid payment of judgment debts to the tune of almost 600 million Ghana Cedis so far, after the judgment debt commission submitted its report to the Attorney General and Justice Ministry and the Attorney General followed up on cases raised in the report.
The president disclosed this when he met the media at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday 12th January, 2016. Some of the cases the president said the AG fought to save the nation from paying these monies include Corporate (CJIETC) Per S.A Danquah V. The Attorney Generalm Ministry of Roads and Transport, Polmot Holding S.A V. Ministry of Youth and Sports, AMI Africa Exploration V. The Attorney General, etc.
It will be recalled that a section of Ghanaians complained about the Judgment Debt Commission was set up to witch-hunt some individuals especially on the sale of Ghana’s only drillship and former Attorney General Mr. Martin Amidu recently supported that claim but this disclosure by the president reveals the setting up of the commission was in the interest of Ghana and has helped safeguard the national purse against payment of some huge judgment debts.
By Kwabena Adomako/GhanaPoliticsOnline.Com