The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described the government’s press conference on Monday, which highlighted Nana Akufo-Addo’s involvement in the Great Cape judgment debt case, as an “attempt to create confusion and diversions around their payments of judgment debts/settlement claims.”
In a statement released Tuesday, the NPP pointed out that despite the press conference, the NPP flagbearer remains innocent of any accusations of wrongdoing.
“It is informative to note that the NDC government has conducted several audits of Nana Akufo-Addo’s seven years in office as Minister of State but have not been able to impugn his integrity in public service,” the statement said.
The party, in clarifying its flagbearer’s connection with the Great Cape Ltd judgment debt issue noted “the NPP Presidential Candidate, in 2001, when he was Attorney-General, had responded to a petition from Great Cape Ltd, claiming supplementary interest payments on an earlier 1997 payment.
“He agreed with the claims and forwarded his opinions to the Minister for Finance at that time.
Ten years later, in response to a request from Great Cape Company, he wrote to affirm the authenticity of the letter he wrote in 2001.
This is the substance of the NDC government’s July 16, 2012 press conference.”
They hinted that “Nana Akufo-Addo has not been blamed for any wrong doing.
The basis of his opinion has not been questioned.
His conduct has not been faulted.”
The statement also sought to caution government on the nature of the discourse on judgment debts when it said “the big issue is not about whether judgment debts or claims against the State have been settled… The payments or settlements during the Mills’ Presidency have attracted much national anguish and condemnation because some of the payments, involving huge amounts, have been attended by clearly improper and buildering conduct, bordering on the fraudulence, as evidenced by the cases involving Mr.
Woyome, C P, Africa Automobile Limited and Isofoton, among others.”
“The nation wants prosecution of those who have been delinquent and shown inexplicable conduct in safeguarding the monies of the people.
The nation does not want propaganda smoke screens that are put out to confuse rather than to clarify possibly very serious crimes,” the party pointed out in the statement signed by its Communications Director, Nana Akomea.
By: Philip Kofi Ashon/citifmonline.com/Ghana