No Witness At Judgement Debt Hearing

As a result, Dometi Kofi Sorkpor, counsel for the commission, had to apologise profusely to journalists who were covering the proceedings saying, ‘we profusely regret the inconvenience.’

Scheduled to appear before the commission, were the Attorney General/Solicitor General who was to testify in four different cases, as well as the Solicitor-Secretary of Lands Commission, who was expected to present documents relating to the payment of a judgement debt.

Mr. Sorpkor said the AG’s Department had telephoned the commission to request for an adjournment until it was ready.

In the case of the AG’s department, they were to submit documents and explain further, the circumstances that led to the payment of a judgement debt of GH¢3.4 million to Nana Emmanuel Duke Woode for the confiscation of his companies.

Asakkua Agambila, Executive Secretary of Divestiture Implementation Committee (DIC), last month told the commission that the DIC had nothing to do with Holex Ghana Limited and Priorities Ghana Limited which were said to have been confiscated from Nana Woode in the heat of the revolution.

However, documents available to the commission showed that Nana Woode was awarded a judgement debt around 2006 for the confiscation of his wood processing companies, and the government, through the Controller and Accountant General’s Department, authorised the Bank of Ghana to release ¢34,758,343,331 to the claimant.

The AG was also expected to produce the docket of the case involving Kwasi Agyei and two others who sued the government following a lorry accident involving a military tender around Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region.

Furthermore, the AG was to present to the commission the compilation of cases filed by Africa Automobile Limited (AAL) against the MDAs which were pending currently and those that were disposed off.

The AG was also expected to testify in the Subin Timber Limited case where a certain Daniel Kofi Adobor attempted to get back a once vibrant firm which was confiscated by the government in the heat of the revolution.

By William Yaw Owusu

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