Friday, November 30, 2012
The public anger aroused by the Woyome judgement debt payment scandal hasn’t yet evaporated. It might not still be the dominant topical issue, but it has already been so heavily politicized against the NDC and its government as to suggest that the electorate will punish President Mahama for not retrieving the over 51 million Cedis paid to Woyome.
To many Ghanaians, no amount of official explanation or the ebb and flow of proceedings at the court trying Woyome will solve the problem. Even if the government succeeds in retrieving that money from Woyome, it appears the harm that has been done its reputation cannot be easily undone.
That is why little public interest has been aroused in the appointment of Justice Yaw Appau as the Sole Commissioner of Judgement Debts by President Mahama. He is tasked with investigating the circumstances surrounding the payment of judgement debts and to submit a report to the government for action in a year’s time.