THE Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, was yesterday quizzed in Parliament over the status of a case involving the diversion of 600 bags of sealed cocoa beans meant for export.
David Oppong-Kusi (NPP-Ofoase/Ayirebi) sought to find out from the Minister about the case of the cocoa beans which were diverted from the Western Region to a village called Asabidie in his constituency.
The Member said the case had been reported to the police by the youth of the village but the status of the case was a source of concern to him.
Answering the question Mrs Mould Iddrisu said that the Attorney Generalís office in the Western Region had no record of the matter.
She explained that it might be possible that the police were still investigating the matter.
Mrs Mould-Iddrisu said the police after investigating a case, may refer the matter to the Attorney-General for advice or prosecute directly on behalf of the state.
When asked by the Minority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu whether she considered the matter serious enough for prosecution, Mrs Mould-Iddrisu answered in the affirmative and expressed willingness to liaise with the Interior Minister to get to the bottom of the case.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Hannah Tettey also appeared before the house to answer questions relating to the problem of perennial glut of tomatoes in the Kassena-Nanakana District in the Upper East Region as well as the status of the Subin Industrial Plantation Limited, the Aboase Glass Factory and the Bonsa Tyre Factory all in the Western Region.
Ms Tetteh said the government had revamped the Northern Star Tomato Factory at Pwalugu in the Upper East Region and recapitalized it to purchase tomatoes from farmers in the region for processing.
The Minister said the Subin Industrial Plantation, Aboase Glass Factory and Bonsa Tyre Company limited were all under divestiture.
She said the Ministry, through the Divestiture Implementation Committee was working to get investors for possible revamping of the entities.