Feature Article of Wednesday, 18 July 2012
The NPP’s hope of using the brouhaha surrounding the
payment of judgement debt to Mr.Alfred Woyome to hoodwink Ghanaians into voting
for it this December in the Presidential and parliamentary election has been
dashed with revelations the past few days that the NPP paid a whopping
GH¢100million as judgemnet debt in 2008 alone to its cronies and that indeed,
some of the payments were made on January 7, 2009, the very day Prof. Mills was
sworn in as President of Ghana.
The opposition party’s guilt in the saga involving
judgement debts the nation has been saddled with was further exacerbated by
hard core evidence produced which shows that their pettiness and vindictiveness
led to Ghana being left with the choice of either paying €94million to CP, a
German firm or have its properties in other countries seized and sold to defray
the debts in addition to the seizure of its United Nations Accounts.
The nation therefore, thanks to the NPP, had to part
with €94million to CP to protect its properties around the world.
As if that is not enough, more evidence was released
the last few days to show how Ghana may be forced to pay a whopping $1.5 billion
to African Automobile Limited(AAL) because the NPP government refused to pay
for the 110 Galloper Vehicles that the company had supplied the Government of
Ghana (GOG) upon request.
On the heels of the AAL case against Ghana came
another matter involving the same NPP government and a Spanish company called
Isotofon SA. After Kwadwo Mpiani, the Chief of Staff in the NPP Administration
unilaterally abrogated a legal contract between the GOG and Isotofon, the latter
dragged the GOG to court. The court ruled in their favour and awarded a cost of
$1,300,000.00 against the GOG. The GOG has so far paid only $400,000 which saw
Isotofon going back to court for the remaining $900,000. The account of the
Ministry for Agriculture has been garnisheed as a result.
Just last week, seven offices belonging to the Accra
Metropolitan Authority (AMA) were ordered sold by an Accra High Court to defray
the Assembly’s indebtedness to City & Country Waste Limited (CCWL). The
debt arose out of the refusal of the then NPP government to pay money it owed CCWL.
provide tangible answers or even excuses for their recklessness that has saddled
the state with all these debts, the NPP has been trying to stoke the fire in
the Woyome case to incite Ghanaians against the NDC in spite of the fact that
though the payment was made to him by the NDC government, the cause of the debt
owed him was again the result of the NPP government’s refusal to pay for work
A day after
Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu stormed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of
Parliament and exposed the NPP’s recklessness that led to the payment of €94million
to CP, the NPP sponsored newspaper,
‘Daily Guide’, ran the bold banner
headline BETTY DODGES WOYOME in a lame attempt to keep the Woyome matter on
the front burner. But, only a few desperados in the NPP had their libidos
excited by the mention of the name Woyome. The masses obviously would not be
fooled by this communist inferior strategy by the NPP.
pretend that everything is wrong with the GH¢51million paid to Woyome but is
right with the payment of a whopping €94million to a foreign firm. My God!
€94million! We are concerned about those who received these huge monies but we
are more concerned about those who caused it. Yes, we want to know those who
created these huge liabilities for us,” Kwame Asenso, a student at the
University of Ghana told the Daily Post.
His question, “Who caused the debts?” will make the
NPP quake in their boots just like an old lady will tremble at the mention of dry