Mr. Yaw Brogya Genfi, a Former Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser of opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) has described Ghana’s Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame as a local champion.
This comes after a Commercial Court in London has rejected a late appeal from the Government of Ghana against a judgement debt award of US$134 million in favour of power contractor, The Ghana Power Generation Company (GCGP).
According to the London Court, the government of Ghana failed to apply and set aside the January 26, 2021 decision of the London-based United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Tribunal.
Checks by InsiderGH.com reveals that in 2018, the Government of Ghana terminated the contract agreement with an emergency power firm, Ghana Power Generation Company (GPGC) Limited under the former Energy Minister, Boakye Kyeremanteng Agyarko’s tenure in office.
Following the cancellation, the company filed a suit against Ghana to the International Court of Arbitration seeking damages for the cancellation, which has led the country into a $170m Judgement Debt.
Reacting to the court ruling, Mr. Brogya Genfi took to his Facebook handle to describe Godfred Yeaboah Dame as a local champion who only wins cases when assisted by Judges he know.
According to him, “Godfred Dame is like a local football champion that wins every match at home without conceding a single goal, owing to relationship with referees. When they are thrashed in an international competition played away from home, they blame rivals back home.”
He went further to state that “if anybody must be held responsible for this needless judgement debt, it must be the irresponsible officers who cancelled the contract for political expediency and yet failed to defend their action in court. International justice system knows not the lawyer who knows The Judge. It is simply about the law!”