The attorney general and attorney general has denied allegations that the government of Ghana has paid US $ 15 million as an enforcement debt to the mining company Heritage Imperial Limited.
Godfred Yeboah Dame announced this while answering questions in Parliament on Thursday.
“Mr. Speaker, there is no $ 15 million arbitration award against the Republic of Ghana on behalf of Heritage Imperial. In fact, there has never been an arbitration award and there could not have been an arbitration award because there has never been any arbitration against them on this matter Ghanaian government was initiated, “he said.
In July of this year, there were media reports that a Kumasi Supreme Court beat the government with a $ 15.3 million sentence for the unlawful seizure of excavators.
According to these reports, the amount was awarded to the mining company prospecting for gold in the Apamprama Forest Reserve in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.
Although Godfred Dame admits there was such a ruling against the government, he mentioned that he managed to get the court to overturn his original decision.
“Mr.. Mr. Speaker, I am once again pleased to announce that the High Court, Kumasi, on July 30, 2021, upheld the motion filed by my good side and overturned the court’s judgment over a year ago. It exists therefore no guilty of judgment against the government of Ghana, ”he said.
However, Godfred Dame announced that the company has filed a lawsuit and appealed the decision.