A member of the Communication Team of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Charles Owusu, says the incumbent Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Mrs. Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong should resign because she remains complicit in the controversial payment of judgment debts to Waterville and Alfred Agbesi Woyome.
Inferring from remarks by the Member of Parliament for Assin Central constituency, Kennedy Agyapong, the PPP Communicator said the current A-G’s legal firm has a long standing relationship with the NDC financier and Waterville BVI Holdings Limited, adding that her continuous stay at in office is providing a defense mechanism to shield and protect the conspirators.
According to him, in her bid to protect her integrity, it is incumbent for her to step down as Attorney General of the Republic of Ghana.
“If indeed she loves her country and also respects her integrity, by this time, she should have resigned,” he said.
The PP Communicator also wondered why the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) seems to have slacken in arresting and prosecuting former Attorney General and Minister of Education, Betty Mould Iddrisu, who he accused of having soiled her hands in the judgment debt saga.
Making his submissions on Peace FM’s flagship programme ‘Kokrokoo’ on Thursday, Charles Owusu expressed distrust in the government’s ability to retrieve the monies paid to Waterville Holdings Ltd, a construction firm that claimed an amount to a tune of € 25 million from the State following an abrogation of its contract by the erstwhile Kufour government after it nursed interest to establish stadia across the country prior to the CAN 2008 African Cup of Nations.
To him, it will be difficult for government to impress upon Waterville to refund the money ordered by the Supreme Court last Friday following a law suit by the former A-G and Minister of Justice under the late President Mills’ administration, Martin Amidu, against the company.
Despite his resignation as a result of the judgment debt controversy, the Attorney General persevered to bring the case into conclusion and held his head high as the court ordered Waterville Holdings Ltd to repay the sums it retrieved from the Government of Ghana.
He commended Martin Amidu for his perseverance and the Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong for his role in unearthing the scandal.
He purposefully called on government to name a street after Mr. Martin Amidu to commemorate his achievement.
“If the government is really impressed with his (Amidu’s) achievement, then let’s name a street after him. We must construct a road and name it ‘Martin Amidu’s Road’,” he said.