Gov’t Retrieved 47m Euros Within The Shortest Time.
Government has given the assurance that it will ensure that the 47 million Euros paid to Waterville Holdings is retrieved within the shortest possible time.
The Supreme Court last week ordered Waterville Holdings to refund the 47 million Euros paid it as judgment debt by the government.
Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu dragged businessman Alfred Woyome and Waterville Holdings to court in a bid to retrieve the monies which he said was illegally paid them as judgment debt.
According to Mr. Amidu, the government did not have any contract with the company and therefore the payment of the money was fraudulent.
The Attorney General’s Department on Wednesday indicated it supported Mr. Amidu in the case and further pledged its support to retrieve all monies illegally paid as judgment debt.
In an interview on Eyewitness News, a Deputy Information and Media Relations Minister, Murtala Mohammed pledged that the retrieval of the money “will be done as quickly as possible to ensure that the monies that were paid to Waterville is actually retrieved.”
He however pointed out that both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have both paid judgment debts to Waterville Holdings therefore, members of the NPP should stop stating that they have been vindicated with the court’s order.
“People are compelled to find out why and how we are where we are and it is important. I have listened to the Minority making a whole lot of statements to the effect that they have been vindicated. In fact, the NPP under President Kufuor paid over 9 million Euros to Waterville…I have to make this clear; if it comes to Waterville, both NDC and NPP have actually paid.”