Amidu defends Nana Addo on judgment debt payment

56807536.295Anti-corruption campaigner, Martin Amidu has jumped to the defence of the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo on the payment of judgment a debt in 2002.

Nana Addo [Former Attorney General] was cited in the Sole Commissioner’s report for authorising the payment of an additional $4.5million interest that accrued from the payment of a judgment debt to Delta Foods Limited.

Delta Foods sued the state for failing to pay it after it supplied 21,000 tons of American white maize to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in 1997 on the behest of government.

Though the court ordered government to settle the company, the amount was paid in the year 2000.

Delta Foods later dragged government to court again to demand for interest payments in excess of about $4.9 million.

Meanwhile, the Judgment debt Commission called for further investigation into the matter and recommended sanctions for officials whose negligence contributed to the payments.

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu in his recent epistle said it is clear that the NDC government is “acting mischievously to politicize the excellent work of the Sole Judgment Debt Commissioner by connecting the NPP’s Attorney-General who merely paid upon the consent judgment the Supreme Court had refused to quash by certiorari during the NDC 2 Government as a means of aborting the further investigations ordered by the Commissioner.”

“It was also clearly setting the grounds for unwarranted political electioneering attacks on Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who had become the Presidential candidate of the NPP for the 2016 elections against President Mahama.”

source: ghanaweb.com

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