Drama unfolded at the Public Accounts Committee’s sitting in Parliament on Thursday where a former Attorney General, Betty Mould-Iddrisu, fired salvos at the Kan Dapaah-led committee of aiding with other witnesses to trample upon her right.
Mrs. Mould-Iddrisu, who went to the hearing with three counsels, in her opening statements expressed her dissatisfaction with the manner in which Hon. Dapaah has handled the CP judgment debt hearing.
She said the chairman’s choice of words such as “conspiracy, fraudulence and unprofessional” among others to describe the contract in which she sanctioned were “damaging to her reputation as a good citizen of Ghana.”
“The procedures adopted by the committee have given rise to criminal incrimination at my person,” the former Attorney General pointed out at the sitting that intermittently generated into exchange of words among committee members.
“My right in this regard has been violated and trampled on by this committee. I put it to you that you have sat by and allowed my right to be trampled upon by this manner. Notwithstanding this Hon. Chair, I am here ready to give evidence in protest. I am now in a position to hear you,” she pointed out.
Mrs Mould-Iddrisu singled out Hon. Isaac Asiamah to have said at one of its hearings that she conspired with “CP to fraudulently pay to defraud the good people of Ghana. I heard this. With the greatest of respect they are criminal insinuations on the character of a former A-G.”
She also mentioned that she heard and saw the chairman brandishing the “agreement” on national television insisting that it was “not signed, it’s undated and how come this can be an agreement… The words unprofessional and fraudulence were used to stamp this agreement. I was the A-G and duly vetted. It was unfair and damaging to my reputation.”
Mrs Mould-Iddrisu added: “Conclusive and categorical prejudicial statements were made against me.”
After close to an hour of debate, Mrs Mould-Iddrisu has begun addressing the CP judgment debt saga before the committee.
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