Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | GN
Former Attorney General, Betty Mould-Iddrisu, has confessed she is uncomfortable with her involvement in the scandalous GH¢51 million judgement debt paid to businessman Alfred Woyome.
“I wouldn’t want to go to my grave with it. I do know Alfred Woyome, yes, and I know the matter is court, but I wouldn’t want to go to my grave or to be judged because in law there are so many variables”, she told an Accra-based Starr FM on Wednesday.
Her comments come a day before an Accra High Court is scheduled to pronounce judgement on charges brought against Mr. Woyome for causing financial loss to the state and defrauding by false pretence.
Mrs Mould-Iddrisu’s name surfaced when Mr Woyome – a businessman and a financier of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party – presented letters written by her to then Finance Minister, Kwabena Duffuor.
The letters essentially directed the Finance Minister to pay Mr Woyome the controversial GH¢51 million judgement debt.
However, state prosecutors maintain there was no contract between the government and Mr Woyome in the first place for him to have received any such judgement payment.
Critics say Mrs Mould-Iddrisu did not do due diligence in urging Mr Woyome to be paid the judgement debt.
Speaking on the current energy crisis, Mrs Mould-Idrisu, who is also the Second Vice Chairperson of the NDC said she is committed to getting rid of the situation to keep the party in power.
“My vision [as first vice chairman] is obviously to keep my party in power…my vision is to get rid of the dumsor situation for every Ghanaian to see the light”, she said.
She said the power crisis has become a major headache for the Presidency and the party.