Judgement Debt NPP to lead Ghanaians in massive demo over Woyome money

The Attorney General’s Department has filed a notice at the Supreme Court to discontinue a case it filed about a week ago against businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, in the controversial GHc51 million judgment debt saga.

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The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said it will hit the streets if the government fails to retrieve the controversial GHc51 million judgement debt paid to businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

“The NPP cannot let this corruption and wanton loss of taxpayers’ monies just go by. We demand that President Mahama and his government retrieve the full value of our monies otherwise the party intends to lead Ghanaians in street protests,” a statement signed by NPP’s Director of Communications, Nana Akomea said.

The Attorney General, per an earlier notice, would have orally examined Mr. Woyome on November 10, 2016.

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But a notice of discontinuance filed at the Supreme Court has indicated that: “please take notice that the 1st Defendant Judgment Creditor [Attorney General] herein has this day [26th Day of October 2016] discontinued the present application to orally examine the 3rd Defendant Judgment Debtor [Alfred Agesi Woyome] with liberty to reapply.”

Pressure group, OccupyGhana has subsequently accused the authorities of not showing commitment to retrieving the monies wrongly paid to the businessman due to the “Notice of Discontinuance”.

The NPP has also said that it “is horrified and saddened by the report that the Attorney General is not able to pursue anymore the retrieval of taxpayers’ monies paid to Mr. Alfred Woyome, as far back as 2010. The NDC government itself as far back as 2009, has admitted the payments to Mr. Woyome were wrong, unjustified and undeserved.  But no NDC official involved in this gargantuan loss of taxpayer’s monies has been punished or prosecuted.”

Below is the full statement from the NPP:

PRESIDENT MAHAMA AND NDC MUST ACCOUNT FOR OUR WOYOME MONIES OR BE SHOWN THE RED CARD

The NPP is horrified and saddened by the report that the Attorney General is not able to pursue anymore the retrieval of taxpayers monies paid to Mr. Alfred Woyome, as far back as 2010. 
The NDC government itself as far back as 2009 has admitted the payments to Mr. Woyome were wrong, unjustified and undeserved. But no NDC official involved in this gargantuan loss of taxpayers monies has been punished or prosecuted.

Per the solo efforts of Mr. Martin Amidu, the Supreme Court in 2014 ordered that the monies should be retrieved, describing the payment as a scheme to create, loot and share taxpayers monies. President Mahama and his government did not seek an order for payment with interest despite the Supreme Court ruling.

Despite this, two years after the order for even the greatly devalued ghc52.8 millions, President Mahama has not managed to retrieve even a PESEWAS of taxpayers monies from Mr Woyome. 
What little hope Ghanaians have that our monies will be retrieved has been dashed by the withdrawal of the Attorney General from further pursuit of the retrieval of the monies. 
The NPP and Ghanaians cannot let this corruption and wanton loss of taxpayers monies just go by.

We demand that President Mahama and his government retrieve the full value of our monies otherwise the party intends to lead Ghanaians in street protests.

Create, loot and share cannot be rewarded. President Mahama must account for our monies or be shown the red card.

...Signed...
NANA AKOMEA
(DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS)

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