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Supreme Court Freezes Government's Accounts Over Failure To Pay Judgement Debt



 
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The Supreme Court has placed a dampener on Government’s ability to conduct business with a judgement freezing its accounts over its failures to settle a judgement debt.
The nation’s highest court has placed a freeze on accounts including the Consolidated and Treasure Accounts in a case involving the state’s inability to settle a debt complaint.
According to myjoyonline, NDK Financiers secured the verdict, which is seriously hampering the ability of government to conduct business.
The site reports…

Government entered into a contract with a private businessman to roll out a rural electrification project between 2005 and 2006.
The businessman had obtained funding for the project from NDK and government was to pay the contract sum into a joint account held by the financial institution and the private businessman.
Government failed to do this paying the money into another account, forcing the hand of NDK to seek justice in court.
George Wiafe says at every state right up to the Supreme Court, the non-bank financial institution has obtained a favourable judgment.
It has obtained a Court judgment freezing accounts such as the Consolidated and Treasure Accounts.
The development is said to be hampering government’s running of its business.
A senior government official said the freeze is affecting his ability to fuel his official vehicle to conduct government business.
Government is appealing these decisions, hoping that a favourable verdict would allow it to access public funds to run the state.



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