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Chief Director of Ministry of Finance to appear before Judgment Debts commission
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Chief Director of Ministry of Finance to appear before Judgment Debts commission

Justice Appau and President John Mahama

The Chief Director of the Ministry of Finance is expected to appear before the commission investigating the payments of judgement debts Tuesday.

The commission on Monday was forced to adjourn the second sitting following the failure of officials from both the Auditor General and Solicitor General departments to furnish the commission with requested documents that will assist the commission in its work.

The appearance of the Chief Director is crucial to the sittings this morning considering the involvement of the Ministry in the alleged payment of Ghc51.2 million businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

President Mahama last October, swore in Justice of the Court of Appeal, Yaw Appau, as Sole Commissioner to probe the payments which have dominated public discussion with some alleging official collusion to dupe the state of the huge sums of money.

The Committee which has one year to submit its report to the Presidency, will meet at the Conference Room of the Old Parliament House in Accra, from 10am to 4.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

It has as its terms of reference, to ascertain the causes of any inordinate payments made from public funds in satisfaction of judgment debts since the 1992 Constitution came into force.

The Commission will also ascertain the causes of any ordinate payment from public funds and financial losses arising from arbitration awards and negotiated settlements since 1992.

The Commission will make recommendation to help ensure that government does not incur undue financial losses when it does business with private persons or institutions.

The Commission is appealing to persons who intend to testify or volunteer information to submit memoranda to the Commission.

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