One of the six first Vice Chairpersons’ aspirants of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu has challenged her detractors to provide empirical evidence that she unlawfully paid Judgement Debts (JD) under her tenure as Minister of Justice and Attorney-General.
The aforesaid allegation led to the resignation of Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu in the year 2012 which was an electioneering period.
When Radio Gold’s Valentina Ofori Afriyie sought her view on the assertion that she supervised the highest payment of judgment debts during her era as Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu dared her critics to provide evidence to support their allegation.
“Judgment debts didn’t start with the NDC. People who say that most were paid under my time might be right but there is definitely a framework of excellent reasons and legal advice that bought into these issues (payment of judgment debts) being decided.”
“I can challenge anybody in Ghana to question me on my professionalism in handling the matters. Politics distort a lot of things but those who know me know my track record and my own proven integrity and competence,” she said.
The former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, who is also vying for the position of first vice chairperson in the NDC, revealed that the decision to enter the race was based on advice from some prominent members and supporters of the party.
“Since I resigned in January 2012, I had to stay in my house for almost one year. Every single day I had people coming in from all over the country to solidarize with me,” she disclosed.
Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu believes it is time for the NDC to address the numerous problems confronting the populace by voting for the right National executives to deliver on their campaign promises.
“Haven toured the country; I will tell you that it is development and social justice that our people are interested in. I’ve met people across the country…They want ‘dumsor’ to end, they want access to water, they want good roads,” she observed.
She also emphasized the need to empower the masses especially women and the youth through social interventions such as setting up community banks and women cooperatives in order to reduce the rate of unemployment.
The former Minister of Education further implored the youth to be part of the country’s development agenda for accelerated development.
“I want to give the youth of Ghana a message. I want to give the NDC youth a message that they must be part of this development agenda. I’m there to mentor the youth. Don’t believe in whatever you read because things get distorted but be there to play your role in development,” she counseled.