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Occupy protestors to sue Auditor, Attorney Generals

The organisers of the Occupy Flagstaffhouse protests, say they are considering taking legal action against the Auditor-General and the Attorney-General to court, for failing  to retrieve state funds which were illegally paid to some individuals.

The supreme court, in July, ruled that businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome was to refund GhȻ 51.2 million to the state.

And though the Auditor General’s office had initiated moves to recover the funds in August, no progress has apparently been made.

Alfred Agbesi Woyome

Alfred Agbesi Woyome

According to the lead organiser of the movement, Nana Akwasi Awuah, the failure of the Auditor General to retrieve the funds is unacceptable as he is “empowered to disallow expenditure that is unlawful and surcharge whichever public official that authorised the expenditure.”

The group hit the streets on Republic Day and the Red Friday campaign and planned a second protest which was subsequently called off.

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Responding to claims that they have  failed to sustain their initial pressure on government, Nana Akwasi Awuah insisted that the Occupy Ghana movement was continuing their pursuit of better governance in the country.

“We at Occupy Ghana believe in the rule of law and we will critically analyse all the avenues afforded us by law to pursue our objective of demanding good governance,” he said.

 

By: Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana


 

 

 

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