The newly installed NPP government would have to fork over $1bn to its own Ashanti Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, aka Chairman Wontumi – after he secured a judgement debt to that tune.
That is the contention of 2016 election Independent Presidential candidate Joseph Osei Yeboah (JOY) whilst speaking on Kasapa Fm Monday morning.
Chairman Wontumi is head of HANSOL Mining Limited, which was reportedly attacked by a task force set up by the NDC government back in 2013.
At the time, HANSOL was accused of bringing in Chinese nationals to illegally mine the land, a charge it denied. But the task force reportedly ransacked its premises, and made away with money, gold and other valuables and then burned the place – according to Kasapa Fm.
Wontumi took the issue to court for redress and JOY told Fiifi Banson this morning he had won a $1bn judgement debt.
“The State has to pay US$1billion to Wontumi because of all the things that they destroyed.” he told Fiifi Banson. “That is the ruling,”
He added: “They destroyed his excavators and other things. They also distributed some of his equipment among NDC footsoldiers to go and do ‘galamsey’,”
The issue of judgement debts is a contentious one in the country, especially concerning a party paying out a judgement to its own operative. We await further details on this case and the ruling.