STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF ALFRED AGBESI WOYOME
IN REACTION TO THE LEAKED ARBITRATION DECISION OF THE ICC DATED 3RD
AUGUST 2017 TO THE MEDIA BY THE GHANA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE–
RE: ICC Case number: 22679/TO, Decision dated 3rd August 2017
The decision of the International Court of Arbitration of the International
Chamber of Commerce (“court”) dated 3rd August 2017 is the right decision and expected by the Claimant (Alfred Agbesi Woyome) although it came at a
substantial cost to the claimant in terms of legal fees.
The decision as per ICC’s article 6(4) means that the case does not meet minimum
requirement of the ICC for arbitration.
Any decision apart from the above would have surprised this office.
What the decision actually means is that, Alfred Agbesi Woyome is not a signatory
to/beneficiary of the 2006 Waterville Contracts with the Government of Ghana
and cannot therefore come before the ICC for arbitration based on those
Infact Alfred Agbesi Woyome sued Government on the basis of the illegal
cancellation of the procurement process of CAN 2008 that took place in 2005 and
not 2006 Contract GoG signed with Waterville.
The procurement Process of 2005 received a Concurrent approval from the
Central Tender Review Board and Cabinet could not purport to have cancelled it
as Cabinet has no such powers in the procurement law and infact is alien to the
The Supreme Court of Ghana erred by linking Alfred Agbesi Woyome to the
Waterville contract by “necessary linkage “using the now “residual unspecified
Jurisdiction” to ground “Justice “as their main Principle in ordering a refund of
monies Paid to Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome legally under the laws of Ghana.