Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong
Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong

The Attorney-General?s Department and Ministry of Justice says work on the preparation of a docket on the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) report is far advanced and will be taken to court soon.

The Public Relations Officer of the Attorney-General?s Department and Ministry of Justice, Mr Owusu Ansah, told the Daily Graphic that the AG, the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had been conducting investigations to build the docket since the report was referred to them by President John Mahama late 2013.

Besides, he said, a team of experts was looking at the various contracts signed under GYEEDA while another team was considering other aspects of it.

Mr Ansah also said the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, was committed to gathering impeccable evidence on GYEEDA before going to court.

He indicated that if the evidence gathered went against any company or individual, such a company or an individual would not be protected.

Mr Ansah asked the public to be patient with the Attorney-General?s Department and Ministry of Justice since it was committed to protecting the interest of Ghana.

He added that GYEEDA was a national programme and stated that the Attorney-General?s Department and Ministry of Justice would pursue the case in the interest of Ghanaians.

Retrieval of money

Mr Ansah confirmed to the Daily Graphic that the Attorney-General?s Department and Ministry of Justice had written letters to rlg Communications, Asongtaba and Craftpro to refund about GH?55 million to the state.

He said the letters had given deadlines to the three companies to make the payment but he did not have information on whether some companies had started making payments or not.

He, however, indicated that the laws would catch up with any company that failed to pay the money on time.

Source Daily Graphic

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