Difficulties in retrieving poorly filed national documents threaten to hamper the work of the Judgement Debt Commission (JDC) as witnesses continue to plead for more time to search for and furnish the Commission with documents on judgement debt payments.
At the public sitting of the JDC in Accra Wednesday, Sole Commissioner Justice Yaw Appau had no choice but grant officials of the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP) more time to search for documents detailing the often-controversial payments.
The Commission had asked these institutions and others to furnish it with documents in their possession covering judgement debt payments and related matters from 1992 to 2012.
But James Ntim Amponsah, Deputy Controller and Accountant General in charge of the Treasury, told the JDC yesterday that frantic efforts by CAGD officials to retrieve documents from the Public Records Administration and Archives Department (PRAAD) had so far proved futile.
Read more: Ghana Nation, February 14, 2013