The Minority in Parliament has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government cannot claim all the credit for the progress made so far in retrieving the 51 million cedis paid to Alfred Woyome as judgement debt.
Critics have argued that the previous NDC administration was not interested in the case ostensibly to protect Mr.Woyome who is a known party financier, after that same administration paid him the money.
But the NDC MP for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, told Citi News the case was not initiated by the Akufo-Addo administration and that they have done nothing substantial to retrieve the money as they promised Ghanaians.
“The value that is being placed on the properties is 20 million so you are still going to have close to 30 million outstanding. What has this government done in almost three years to try and find a way of retrieving that 30 million? They cannot say this is a fulfillment of a campaign promise.
“They promised to retrieve that money. This retrieval is as a result of the action of John Mahama’s Attorney General. What has Nana Addo’s Attorney General done?”
His comment comes a day after the Supreme Court gave the Attorney General permission to sell properties belonging to Alfred Woyome to offset the GHc 51 million judgment debt paid illegally to him by the State.
The properties earmarked for sale include two executive buildings of the businessman, the office complex of Anator Holdings, a company owned by Mr. Woyome, and two other residential buildings at Caprice and Abelemkpe.
The sale would amount to GHc 20 million.
The ruling followed claims made by the receivers of defunct UT Bank that some of the properties identified by the state for sale was theirs.
Woyome has however described the Supreme Court’s order as an error.