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General News of Monday, 15 October 2018


Woyome’s assets worth $7.5m identified to defray GHC51.2m owed the State

The state has identified five substantial properties supposedly owned by Mr Afred Agbesi Woyome estimated at $1.5 million each ($7.5m) that could prove vital in retrieving the GHc51.2 million judgement debt he received from the state.

Deputy Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame made this disclosure moments after the Supreme Court had adjourned hearing of a case in which defunct UT Bank claimed to be the receiver of certain properties of (Woyome) the state had identified.

Daily Heritage Newspaper’s Court correspondent Muntala Inusah reported that the court was expecting the witness of UT Bank to mount the witness boss and give evidence but the witness was not in court.

The court presided over Justice A. A Benin however ordered lawyers of defunct UT Bank to make available their witness next Monday.

Alfred Agbesi Woyome has so far paid GHC4.6 million of the GHC51.3 million owed the state, Controller and Accountant General, Eugene Ofosuhene has revealed.
According to him, the payments were made into two parts.

He made the disclosure in Parliament on Monday August 13, 2018, during Public Accounts Committee sitting where the 2016 Auditor General’s report on the Consolidated Fund was scrutinized.

Members of Parliament on the Committee were interested in knowing so far in the collection of the ¢51.2 million debt the National Democratic Congress (NDC) financier owes the State.

Alfred Woyome was paid ¢51 million for helping Ghana secure funds to construct stadia to host the CAN 2008 Nations Cup.

But, an Auditor General’s report released in 2010 said the amount was paid illegally to him.