Attorney General dismisses Administrator General's "lack of resources" comments

Attorney General dismisses Administrator General's "lack of resources" comments

Ghana's current Minister of Justice and Attorney General (AG), Madam Gloria Akufo-Addo, has referred to claims of a lack of resources from the Administer General as overstated.

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Attorney General dismisses Administrator General's "lack of resources" comments

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Mme Gloria Akufo

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According to the new Attorney General, the administrator general's department is not the only state institution that suffers from a shortage of resources. She rejected Administrator General Yaro's claims during the transition period that a shortage of funds was the primary cause of delays during the transition period.

“While I will not deny the fact that like many institutions in the country, we never have enough resources to deliver our mandate, it will not be peculiar to the Administrator General. I do support the view that it [Administrator General’s Office] should be better resourced if it has to discharge its responsibility but I think its constraints has been overstated,” said Madam Akufo-Addo.

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Speaking at an event organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) to review the implementation of the Transition Act, Madam Gloria Akufo-Addo briefly related her opinion of what transpired during the transition period.

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”When it was time for the handing-over notes to be handed over, he [David Yaro] was sitting in the well with the team," she said, and added, " she said.

Mme Akufo-Addo added that at the end of the day, Administrator General Yaro was not the one who produced the hand-over notes. According to Mme Akufo-Addo, it was former presidential Chief of Staff Julius Debrah who produced the appropriate handing over notes.

“Eventually, when the notes came they came in tranches. The Administrator General again was sitting in the well, and he was invited to come and pose for the cameras to hand over the notes. What are we being told?” she quizzed.

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