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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Betty-Mould should’ve gone long ago – Ransford Gyampo

Betty-Mould should’ve gone long ago – Ransford Gyampo
Former AG, Minister of Education, Betty-Mould Iddrisu
A Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Ransford Gyampo, says immediate past Education Minister Betty Mould Iddrisu should have resigned a long time ago.

He said given the brouhaha that followed the discovery of the controversial payment of a GHS58 million default judgment debt to National Democratic Congress (NDC) financier Alfred Agbesi Woyome and the critical role she played in that payment, she should have gone long ago.

It is, however, better late than never, he submitted.

Mrs Mould Iddrisu, who was the Attorney-General and failed to file a defence in respect of the claims made against the state by Mr Woyome, has been faulted for sleeping on the job and losing for the country that huge amount of money.

The precariousness of her situation was made even more acute when Mr Martin Amidu who succeeded her as the AG, amended a lazy writ she filed seeking to set aside the consent judgement.

Mr Amidu said the judgement, to which Mrs Iddrisu consented and in fact ordered payment, was in his view, fraudulently procured as the plaintiff (Woyome) had no contract with the government of Ghana and, therefore, no legal grounds on which to bring an action against the state.

The immediate past AG’s position on the case apparently exposed Mrs Iddrisu’s role to serious questions culminating in her resignation late Monday which some say was forced.

Mr Gyampo told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Tuesday that Mrs Iddrisu’s exit will free the hands of acting AG, Dr Benjamin Kunbour, to bring a closure to the issue.

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