The ruling government has fingered the presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo in its latest judgement debt ‘revelations’ indicating that “the NPP’s flagbearer is not exonerated in anyway” from the payment of judgment debts.
Government has released two letters dated 18th April, 2001 and 3rd October, 2011, believed to have been appended by Nana Akufo-Addo - one as Attorney General and the other as flagbearer of the NPP, pushing for the payment of a judgment debt to a Switzerland company called Great Cape.
According to a Deputy Information Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, “Nana Akufo-Addo after assuming office as Attorney General and Minister for Justice in 2001, one of Mr.
Akufo-Addo’s first legal actions to the State was to recommend the payment of settlement as evidenced by his letter dated 18th April 2001, he even went beyond settlements by simply agreeing with the petition from the Solicitors of Great Cape without any further negotiations or court processes.”
Ablakwa further stated that “Nana Akufo-Addo has as recently as nine months ago had been busily advocating behind the scenes that Great Cape Company of Switzerland be paid an additional $1,117,818.45 in what he calls Great Capes ‘legitimate claims.’
He said these at a press conference in Accra where he said “even ten years after Akufo-Addo left office, he believes fervently that the Great Cape Company of Switzerland has a legitimate claim against the State.
"Indeed he has not only been faithful to Great Cape, but also states in writing, in the 3rd of October, 2011 letter from his office, that it would be ‘unconscionable on the part of Government’ to ‘defeat legitimate claims of its creditors”
By: Martin Asiedu-Dartey/Citifmonline.com/Ghana