Minority in Ghana’s Parliament commends Amidu’s resilience, tenacity
Minority in Parliament has commended Mr Martin Amidu for his singular effort in pursuing and achieving fairness and justice leading to the Supreme Court’s order for a refund of 25 million Euros by Waterville Holdings Limited, a construction firm, on June 14.
A statement read by Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, Minority Spokesperson on Legal and Constitutional Affairs at a press conference on Wednesday at the Parliament, said the Minority appreciated Mr Amidu’s resilience and tenacity of purpose in the enterprise in the midst of hostility and acrimony that his action provoked within some sections of the society.
He said Mr Amidu lost his position as Attorney–General but he remained undaunted, courageous, focused and purposeful, saying he deserved the accolade of First Citizen Vigilante of Ghana and posterity would laud him for the transparency and incorruptible stimulus he hads instilled into the country’s democratic and constitutional development.
Mr Osei-Owusu said the Attorney General must hasten to recover the 25 million Euros to avoid rendering the judgment nugatory even though our initial reaction was that the amount should have attracted interest.
He said prior to the commencement of the court case by Mr Martin Amidu, the Minority caucus in a press conference on the payment of the judgment debts, had cited the payment to Waterville Holdings (BVI) Limited, CP Construction Company, Alfred Agbesi Woyome and others as some of them.
The Minority said it was hopeful that the findings and recommendations of the Sole Commissioner on Judgment Debts, Mr Justice Yaw Appau, a Justice of the Court of Appeal, would unearth similar outcomes to vindicate the serious apprehension of the people of Ghana on the payment of dubious judgment debts or extra judicial settlement debts.
Mr Osei-Owusu noted that the Supreme Court refrained from making any pronouncement on the merit of Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome’s involvement in the case because of an action covering his own subject matter in the Commercial Division of the High Court.