Researcher at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, Mawuse Oliver Barker-Vormawor has entreated the Attorney General to recuse himself from investigations into the $170million judgment debt resulting from the termination of a contract between Government of Ghana and the Ghana Power Generation Company (GPGC).
Mr Barker-Vormawor explained that this will ensure transparency as well as prevent unnecessary partisanship during the investigations.
“I think that the proper thing to do is to appoint a special counsel, who will be given the fiat and he [Godfred Dame] can step aside and make the process transparent and independent so that the person can investigate the entirety of the matter and determine from the signature of the contract, from the abrogation of the contract, from the defence of the legal claim, which persons are liable and those persons would be prosecuted.”
The Researcher made the comment on JoyNews Newsfile, Saturday, as part of discussions on how to avoid judgment debts, following a directive by a Commercial Court in London for government to pay the sum of $170million in damages to Ghana Power Generation Company (GPGC).
Mr Barker-Vormawor bemoaned the failure of the state to institute protocols and mechanisms to avert paying such avoidable debts and suggested that a special counsel should be appointed to investigate such matters other than the Attorney General.
“If not, this will put the issues into the partisan realm, ” he said.