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23-Jan-2012  
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The Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has described the sacking of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Martin Amidu, as unfortunate and wondered why he had to take that action at a time that the A-G was pursuing the Woyome saga in court.

ďEven though I knew that President Mills and Mr Amidu were heading towards a collision course as a result of their varied positions on the Woyome scandal, I think the President should have been patient enough to enable the A-G to continue with the case instead of sacking himĒ, he said.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic, Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu noted that the content of the dismissal letter was ďterseĒ and ďone-sidedĒ.
ďIf we are to take the explanation on its face value, then Ghanaians may have to ask some questions as to why it took the President seven days after he had a meeting with the A-G before sacking himĒ.

He wondered why the President had to allow Mr Amidu go to court to pursue the Woyome matter in the first place if he knew that his conduct is incompatible with that of a minister of state.

Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu challenged Mr Amidu to come out with his side of the story about his encounter with the President to enable Ghanaians to draw their own conclusions about what happened before he was sacked.

Touching on the Woyome matter, the Minority Leader said it was unfortunate that while Mr Amiduís position was that the state had no liability because there was no contract between Mr Alfred Aggies ????Woyome, the President was of the view that the state was liable.

ďAt the end of the day we should, as a nation, question the Presidentís commitment to the fight against corruption since it does appear that he is rather committed to find those whose actions resulted in the judgement debt rather than those who paid the amountĒ.

He maintained that the Presidentís decision, though vaguely explained, clearly demonstrated his wavering commitment to the fight against corruption.
 
 
Source: Emmanuel Adu-Gyamerah/D-Guide
 
 

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