The Government of Ghana has paid over GHS283 million in judgment debts since January 2017.
This is according to an answer cited in the order paper of Parliament from the Finance Minister in response to a question filed by MP for Mion, Abdul Aziz Mohammed.
“Government continues to pay several millions of cedis in judgment debt to individuals and companies for contracts. In January 2017, the outstanding judgment debt we came to meet totals over GHC 282 million.”
“Government’s approach is to renegotiate these judgment debts and ensure that we make as much savings as possible and continue to protect the public purse.”
(By Marian Efe Ansah)