Vice President of IMANI Africa Bright Simons has provided commentary on the lawsuit filed against the government by West Blue Ghana Limited, a company that is being represented by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s cousin, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, about nonpayment of a contract.
With respect to GH¢289 million in unpaid invoices for services rendered under the National Single Window and Integrated Risk Management System contract signed in August 2015, West Blue filed a lawsuit against the Ghanaian government, namely the Office of the Attorney General and the Ghana Revenue Authority.
Simons said that Ghana will lose enormous sums of money as a result of the lawsuit brought by Africa Legal Associates, which represents West Blue, in a post that was posted on X.
He went on to say that the problems surrounding the government’s legal action appear to be an attempt to plunder and divide Ghana’s wealth.
“Whilst we are celebrating the TRILLION-CEDI GDP (Pity we didn’t have the mind to do so in 2006 when GDP was over 100 TRILLION), another mad judgment debt is brewing. Everything about this West Blue thing smacks of the “create, loot & share” format exposed by the Supreme Court,” he wrote.
The vice president of IMANI said that the Ghanaian government will not consider advice on the agreement.
He said that until the public learned about it, there had been attempts to discretely settle the West Blue judgment debts.
“Despite warnings, govt decided to ram through the Ghana Link system masquerading as a “South Korean solution” so that a politically favoured company will provide a service 2 companies with active contracts were providing. Then tried to scheme a settlement until “alarm blow” etc.”
Read his post below;