Thursday, July 12, 2012
We have a good cause to be concerned at the damage being done to our national interests by the judgement debt problem. Having already assumed partisan political dimensions, this problem has gripped the public and will be a major campaign issue for Election 2012. Here is why:
Quantum of money paid
The government incurred GH₵642m million as judgment debts between 2001 and 2011, a Deputy Minister of Information, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, was quoted as saying. Out of the amount, GH₵ 117 million was paid in 2009, GH₵276 million in 2010 and GH₵ 231 million in 2011 (Myjoyonline, July 12, 2012). Is this how to spend public funds?