APlus withdraws suit against govt over controversial $1m Kroll payment in a huge u-turn

APlus withdraws suit against govt over controversial $1m Kroll payment in a huge u-turn

- APlus has discontinued his challenge to the $1million government paid Kroll

- He sued the government in December 2019 because he believed the payment was wrong

- He prayed the court to compel Kroll to refund the money to the state

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Information gathered by YEN.com.gh indicates that Singer and Political activist, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as APlus, has discontinued his court action against the government over the controversial Kroll contract.

APlus withdraws suit against govt over controversial $1m Kroll payment in a huge u-turn
APlus withdraws suit against govt over controversial $1m Kroll payment in a huge u-turn
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APlus in December 2019 sued the government and Kroll & Associates over the controversial $1million paid to the private firm by former Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo.

Osafo-Maafo, according to the 2018 edition of the Auditor General’s report, supervised the payment of the $1 million to Kroll & Associates for asset recovery even though the task was not carried out.

The Auditor-General disallowed the payment and surcharged the Finance Minister in the said report.

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Amid the insistence by Osafo-Maafo that the private entity deserved the payment, APlus stormed the court in his capacity as a private citizen to compel Kroll & Associates to refund the money.

In a writ filed at the Supreme Court, he sought “a declaration that the contract between the government of Ghana and Kroll & Associates was an international business or economic transaction under Article 181(5) of the 1992 Constitution that could only have become operative and binding on the government of Ghana after being laid before and approved by Parliament."

He further sought for a declaration that the conduct of the government of Ghana in paying sums of money amounting to GHS4,869,421.87 million to Kroll & Associates arising out of the said contract, was inconsistent with and in contravention of the letter and the spirit of the 1992 Constitution, particularly Article 181(5) thereof, and was accordingly null and void, and without effect whatsoever.

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APlus also prayed that the court order Kroll & Associates to refund all the money with interest.

He, however, decided not to pursue the court action further, graphic.com.gh reported on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

In other news, Yvonne Nelson harshly criticised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for returning Ghana to the dark days of erratic power outages christened ‘dusmor’.

Bitterly disappointed with the president’s failure to eradicate dumsor, totally contrary to his electioneering promise, the award-winning movie star took to Twitter to call him out.

She said in a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh that Ghanaians are exhausted with the president’s lies regarding the country’s current power challenges.

“We are tired of their LIES #DUMSORMUSTSTOP Same STORY year after year....... same lies...different parties,” Nelson said in the tweet as she shared a snapshot of a previous statement made by the president on the crisis.

It will be recalled Nelson led her colleagues in the movie industry to join blue-collar workers in demonstrations against power cuts in 2015.

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They marched through the streets of the capital to demand an ended energy crisis during the administration of former President John Dramani Mahama.

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Mohammed Awal Mohammed Awal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies (Journalism) at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. He has worked in print and online media with Ghanaian-based The Chronicle newspaper, Starr FM and US-based online portable, Face2faceAfrica.com. He also had brief stints with Africafeeds.

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