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Minority backs ‘Hands Off Our Hotels demonstration’

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By Edzorna Francis Mensah 

The Minority in Parliament has declared full support for the upcoming “Hands Off Our Hotels Demonstration” scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Accra.

Their declaration is grounded in the fact that “the demonstration has been called to protest against the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government’s shady sale of state-owned hotels to the Minister of Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong”.

A press statement issued in Accra on June 17, 2024, and signed by MP for Adaklu, the Minority Chief Whip said, “This sweetheart deal which transfers iconic and profitable state-owned hotels to a cabinet minister further confirms the wanton cronyism, official corruption, and state capture which have become the hallmark of the NPP government.”

Below is the full statement:

PRESS STATEMENT
17th June, 2024.
MINORITY IN PARLIAMENT FULLY SUPPORTS “HANDS OFF OUR HOTELS DEMONSTRATION

The Minority in Parliament fully supports the upcoming “Hands Off Our Hotels Demonstration” scheduled for Tuesday, 18th June 2024, in Accra.
The demonstration has been called to protest against the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government’s shady sale of state-owned hotels to the Minister of Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong.

This sweetheart deal which transfers iconic and profitable state-owned hotels to a cabinet minister further confirms the wanton cronyism, official corruption, and state capture which have become the hallmark of the NPP government.

This adds to the long list of questionable arrangements that make Ghanaians wonder whether members of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government are committed to improving the lot of the people or only see political power as an avenue to enrich themselves by grabbing state-owned businesses and strategic state assets for themselves.

We, therefore want to use this opportunity to indicate the Minority’s strong opposition to the sale of these hotels to the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Bryan Acheampong, and urge the public to join Tuesday’s “Hands Off Our Hotels Demonstration” to send a strong signal to the government that the people of Ghana take exception to this shady deal. 
Enough is enough!
The attempt to sell off profitable state-owned hotels to Hon. Bryan Acheampong is wrong, and unacceptable and must not be condoned.                                                       
***END***
*KWAME AGBODZA, MP*
MINORITY CHIEF WHIP

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