The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as laudable a judgment by the Supreme Court ordering the Auditor General to retrieve every penny siphoned from the state’s coffers.
On Wednesday, a seven-member panel of the Supreme Court ordered the Auditor General to immediately initiate procedures to retrieve all looted state cash.
The panel headed by Ghana’s Chief Justice nominee, Justice Sophia Akuffo further directed that where applicable, criminal action should be instituted against the accused persons by the country’s Attorney General.
Reacting to the ruling Thursday, on Okay FM , the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said “retrieving stolen state money is welcoming news and that I fully support the ruling of the Supreme Court.”
Bemoaning parliament’s inability to conduct the exercise assigned the Auditor General by the Supreme Court, he noted “so Occupy Ghana took advantage of the Constitution where it mandates the Auditor General to take those culprits to court before it presents its report to Parliament for resolution.”
The Supreme Court’s ruling Wednesday was necessitated by an action instituted against the Attorney General and Auditor General by pressure group Occupy Ghana for refusing to surcharge persons who are said to have misappropriated monies belonging to the state to the tune of over GHS40 billion.