Martin Amidu Unhappy About Minister’s Comment

martin_amiduFormer Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Martin Amidu, has challenged government to prove that he failed to name people behind the payment of huge sums of illegal judgement debts.

Mr Amidu, was responding to a statement by Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, Murtala Mohammed, who alleged that he was dismissed by late President John Atta Mills for failing to name the members of his cabinet, who were directly involved with the judgement debt saga.

He insisted that contrary to the assertions by the Deputy Information Minister, there was evidence to prove that he provided the names and has therefore dared government to publish for the purposes of transparency and accountability letter No D45/SF. 173/10, dated January 6, 2012.

The letter was entitled, “Why the Governmnet of Ghana must be unequivocally resolute to set aside the collaborative or collusive default judgement entered in favour of Alfred Agbesi Woyome in the case of Alfred Agbesi Woyome v (1), the Attorney-General (2), Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and all proceedings and processes commenced by Alfred Agbesi Woyome against the Republic of Ghana per the Attorney-General.”
The Ghanaian Times, on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, published an article attributed to Mr. Mohammed with the headline, ‘Why Martin Amidu was Dismissed,’ giving particulars of the misconduct for which Mr. Amidu was alleged to have been dismissed as Attorney-General and Minister of Justice.

In a statement issued by Mr. Amidu, he said that, “I reported to the President in detail with the names of all those I suspected of being responsible for the judgement debt gargantuan crimes against the people of Ghana.”
He said the  letter also stated clearly who authorised the payments contrary to the ‘rented Daily Post’s…sic’, publication of  June 25, 2013 falsely associating him with it.

“The letter appointing me to office gave the Goveernment and I the right to terminate the employment relationship between us by giving each other three months notice or the payment of three months salary in lieu of notice,” he said.
Mr. Amidu said the government exercised the latter option when they disagreed over the judgement debts and other ‘gargantuan’ crimes.

He said government should with honour and integrity put the matter to rest by publishing the said letter dated January 6, 2012, addressed to the secretary to the President and the Chief of Staff for the attention of then President Mills and copied to the National Security Co-ordinator.

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