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General News of Saturday, 29 June 2019

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Time to chase 'missing links' in Woyome judgement debt saga - Baako

Veteran journalist, Abdul Kweku Baako, has charged the government to go after former functionaries who played various roles in the undeserving payment of ¢51.2m to a businessman as judgment debt.

The Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, called a lack of action of these actors, the “missing link.”

He mentioned former Deputy Attorney-General in 2009 Ebo Barton-Oduro, who insisted at the time, Alfred Agbesi Woyome had a contract wrongfully terminated and was deserving of the payment.

It is a position also held by his former boss, Betty Mould Iddrisu. The Deputy Chief of Staff in the Mills-led NDC government also backed the payments as rightful.

But a court in 2014, ruled Woyome was to refund all the monies as the payments were wrong because he had no contract with government when he claimed it was abrogated.