Hoteliers in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region are lamenting over the failure of the Ghana Bar Association and the Attorney-General’s Office to pay them money owed for services they had rendered to lawyers who attended the Annual Bar Conference held in the municipality.
The hoteliers say they are counting their losses as the money delays while each and every day prices of goods soar. They have therefore threatened to name the defaulting lawyers if by the close of the next two weeks efforts are not made to settle the amount in debt.
Speaking on behalf of some ten hoteliers who are owed hefty amounts, Abdallah Jonathan told Bolgatanga-based A1 Radio that the delay in paying them is negatively affecting their operations given that the amount involved is significant.
He revealed that attempts to get the money paid have fallen on death ears as allegations of diversion of the money due them are made in full.
“Some of these lawyers lodged in our facilities and we rendered services to them. I am certain they enjoyed whatever services we gave but the unfortunate thing is that they have refused to pay and we have no option but name them publicly since we have their contact details”, he threatened
The Bar Conference was held for the first time in Bolgatanga between September 12 and September 17 much to the delight of the hoteliers who provided excellent services to the many wealthy-looking lawyers.
Meanwhile organizers of the conference in Bolgatanga have assured the hoteliers that they are working round the clock to ensure that the hoteliers get what is due them.
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