No Judgment Debt In 2016 - Gov't

No Judgment Debt In 2016 - Gov't

Government has promised to avoid all forms of illegitimate judgement debt in the coming year [2016].

According to Finance Minister, Seth Terkper the Attorney General’s department would also ensure value for money in all government contracts and agreements that are reviewed by it.

He also noted during the 2016 budget presentation that AG  had succeeded in limiting a claim of GH¢352,623,144.40 and US$1,006,093.00 to GH¢100,000.00 by appealing and applying for a stay of execution for judgment in favour of China Jinlin International Economic and Technical Corporation (CJIETC) against the State.

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Also, he said, the Department had successfully defended the case of Dunkwa Goldfields Versus the Government of Ghana and successfully avoided the claim of US$200 million, whiles gaining an award of US$4,000,000 in legal costs and other expenses.

The Minister said additionally, in the case of TJGEM LLC Versus the Republic of Ghana, AMA, Alfred Vandapuje, Kwabena Duffuor, Conti Group and six others,  the Department defended the State, and the District Court in Columbia dismissed TJGEM‟s claims of damages in excess of US$425 million.

Source: GNA

 

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