By Ivy Benson

March 2012

An Accra Commercial Court, yesterday, indicted the Attorney General’s Department in the Woyome judgment debt saga, when it noted that the State Legal Advisor was not vigilant in handling the case at the initial stages.

The court, presided over by Justice Barbara Ackah-Yensu, noted that if the state’s legal department had drawn the attention of a constitutional breaches in the agreement between thegovernment and Vamed/Waterville earlier on, upon which the GH¢51 million judgment debt was paid, the issue would have been dealt with.

The court, therefore, indicated that if it should deal with the constitutional arguments raised by the Senior State Attorney, in respect with the agreement, it would be delving into the merits of the case.

The court was giving its ruling in an application filed before it by the Attorney-General, seeking to amend an amended writ of summons against businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome, where issues of fraud and constitutionality were raised, in respect of the payment of the consent judgment and the award of a contract for the renovation of the Ohene Djan and El-Wak stadia.

However, the court granted the application seeking leave to amend the amended writ of summons, to ensure that issues of fraud raised would effectively be dealt with in accordance with law…Read more.