Contrary to calls from some section of the public for the Attorney General (AG), Mrs. Marietta Brew-Appiah Oppong to resign over her failure to retrieve the GH₵51 million paid to businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the president, John Dramani Mahama has however commended the AG for working relentlessly in the discharge of her duties.
According to the president, the AG deserves a National Honour because since she assumed office she has saved the country one billion dollars as far as the payments of dubiuos judgement debts are concerned.
John Dramani Mahama, reacting to a question possed by a journalist during GBC’s Evening Encounter on Wednesday evening as to what his government is doing to retrieve the judgement debt paid to Mr. Woyome said the AG has relentlessly pursued the matter but people must understand that there are laws in the country and so due process must be followed.
He added that his government has been perceived to be corrupt because of the level of exposure becuase unlike his predecessors he has not shielded corrupt officials in his government but has rather exposed them and even put some of them before the law courts for prosecution over alleged misapproriation of public funds.
“I think the Attorney General has done a phenomenal job. I mean if you look at the amount of money she’s saved us from judgment debt, you know…that lady deserves a national honour. I’m sure that if anybody read the Green Book, there’s a section on corruption and judgment debt, I mean she’s saved this country nearly a billion dollars by fighting and contesting every case.
” The AG has relentlessly pursued the Woyome matter. We must be frustrated but we must allow due process to work becuase the wheels of justice grind slowly”.
He wondered why some faceless individuals sometimes peddle palpable falsehood about his government and try at the least opportunity to link him to every scandal just for political expediency and propaganda.
He advised such individuals to use their creativity in developing negative stories about him towards developing the country.