Dr. Benjamin Kumbour is Attorney General and Minister of Justice
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Dr.
Benjamin Kumbour has hinted of more judgment debts coming and adds that “unfortunately the law will not allow me to intervene.”
According to Dr.
Kumbour, there is the need for a more concerted effort in addressing judgment debt as a national challenge.
He also called for a nationalist and objective approach to issues relating to contracts and other transactions involving government in order to avoid the rising issues of judgment debts.
He said “my experience in this few months in the Attorney General’s Department tells me that if we want to move this country forward we would have to engage issues in a very objective manner.
I can tell you that I can see many more judgment debts coming but unfortunately the law will not allow me to intervene.”
Benjamin Kumbour said this when he appeared before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee to explain and give certain details on some judgment debts including the 94 million Euros paid to Construction Pioneers.
The country has been saddled with judgment debts, one after the other with the latest one being an amount of $1.5 million to be paid to Isofoton SA, a Spanish company whose contract with government was abrogated under the NPP administration.
By: Martin Asiedu-Dartey/Citifmonline.com/Ghana