Wrongfully Paid Judgement Debts Will Be Retrieved – Mahama Assures

PRESIDENT JOHN Dramani Mahama has pledged to ensure that all monies wrongfully paid to individuals and institutions under the guise of judgement debts are retrieved.

The president gave the assurance when he presented his policy statement, Tuesday tabling his plans to run “a transparent and accountable government devoid of corruption.”

Mr. Mahama, who spoke on a wide range of issues, said he was ‘absolutely committed’ to addressing aberrations in the nation’s systems of payments and had consequently instructed the Minister for Justice and Attorney-General to take the following actions immediately:

“Ensure that all monies paid to persons and institutions who do not deserve them are retrieved through all legal means at the disposal of the State;

“Create channels for all those with genuine cases for redress, in situations where they have dealt with government as a business partner, to be able to petition government;

“…Appoint a Sole Commissioner to thoroughly examine the judgment debt and negotiated settlements conundrum and recommend for immediate implementation, legislative and systems remediation…“

He charged the Finance Ministry and the Attorney-General’s Department to continue improving on both preventive and defensive methods for insulating government against losses, including judgment debts.

“I am directing the Attorney-General to ensure that no payments on account of judgment debts above a certain amount are made without clearance from me,” the president maintained.

Source: Ghanaweb

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