The Government is pushing for the sanctioning of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Addo for causing financial lost to the state while in office as Attorney General in 2002.
Government has condemned the judgment debt commission for failure to propose sanctions for the former MP over his involvement in the payment of a 4.9 million dollar judgment debt.
Nana Akufo-Addo is said to have authorized the payment to Delta Foods in 2002 when he was Attorney General, over delays in paying for maize bought by the Agric Ministry.
But the Judgment debt commission in its final report noted that Nana Addo burdened government with the huge debt due to an unnecessary application he filed at the Supreme Court.
Excerpts of the government whitepaper on the commission’s report stated that the Agric Ministry contracted Delta Foods Ltd. for the supply of 21,000 tons of American white maize in 1997.
The company sued the Government for failing to pay for the sullies and in a consent judgment, Government accepted liability for the payment.
The Solicitor-General then strangely went to the Supreme Court to quash the consent judgment on the grounds that the company should have sued the Attorney-General and not the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
The Supreme Court rightly dismissed the application and government was ordered to pay off the judgment debt exceeding 8 Million Dollars.
Following the change of government in Ghana in 2001, Delta Foods Ltd. demanded interest payment on the amount already paid on grounds of delayed payment.
The then Attorney-General, Nana Akufo-Addo, advised payment of the additional amount of 4.9 Million Dollars paid to Delta Foods Ltd.