General News of Friday, 4 August 2017
Businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome has filed a fresh case at the African Court on Human and People’s Rights after expressing dissatisfaction about the ruling of the International Chamber of Commerce on the GHc 51 million judgment debt paid wrongfully to him by the government of Ghana.
Mr. Woyome resorted to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) following attempts by the Attorney General to enforce the Supreme Court ruling ordering him to refund the money to the state.
He was of the view that the Supreme Court had been unfair to him in its
However, the ICC rejected Mr. Woyome’s petition citing Article 6(4) of its Arbitration Rules and also the lack of establishment of prima facie.
Meanwhile, a statement issued by lawyers of the embattled Businessman indicates that his outfit had already advanced the case at the African Court on Human and People’s Rights concerning some declarations made by the Supreme Court of Ghana.
“Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome has sent this aspect of the case to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Right in Arusha Tanzania by invoking Article 40 read together with Article 75 of the 1992 constitution of The Republic of Ghana under case number Ref:AfCHPR/Reg./appl.001/2017/001. Ghana has ratified the necessary protocols of the African Court, recognized the competence of the African Court, and also submitted to the authority of the African Court. A preliminary determination of the case has been made and a prima facie case has been established by the African Court in favour of Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome and Ghana has been served all the necessary processes through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ghana.”
Per the statement, Ghana has been ordered to appoint Lawyers to represent the country by Tuesday, August 8, 2017
“Ghana has been ordered to appoint their lawyers latest by Tuesday the 8th of August 2017. Ghana has also been ordered to file their response within 30 days after the 8th of August 2017.”