The chairman of the Commission investigating past judgment debts payments in Ghana, Justice Yaw Appau is questioning the basis for the existence of several government accounts at the Bank of Ghana.
This follows revelations by the Deputy Assistant Director at the Banking Department of the Central Bank, Leslie Akron, that there exists over one hundred government accounts in the Bank.
Speaking at Monday’s sitting of the Commission Justice Yaw Appau lamented the existence of the accounts saying it could create room for people to carry out unauthorized transactions .
Justice Yaw Appau asked, “how many accounts does the government hold in the Bank of Ghana?”
Responding to Justice Appau’s question, Mr. Akron said: “There are more than one hundred of them. We open and close as the situation demands”.
The respected Appeals Court Judge questioned why there should be several accounts at the Bank saying, “sometimes, we don’t even understand, like the Special Judgment Debt Account. Some monies are paid through it (Special Judgment Debt Account) which are not even classified as judgment debt payments. Meanwhile you had earlier told us that there is no account at the Central Bank designated as a Special judgment debt account”.
The Attorney General (AG)
The Attorney General (AG) was also subpoenaed to provide a list of individuals and institutions that had made claims against the AG for services rendered and monies not paid.
A Chief State Attorney at the AG’s Department, Dorothy Afriyie Ansah who represented the AG failed to provide the list and requested for more time to allow the office compile it.
By: Pearl Akanya Ofori/ citifmonline.com/ Ghana