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Sale of hotels: SSNIT must come out, make the documents available and speak to it - Afenyo-Markin

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Alexander Afenyo-Markin

26 days ago
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The Majority Leader in Parliament, Alexander Afenyo-Markin says the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) must make available to the public documents related to the selling of its shares in four hotels to Dr. Bryan Acheampong, the Minister for Food and Agriculture.

According to him, the brouhaha surrounding the issue will die off if SSNIT explains the details of the deal to the general public. 

“Let me make this appeal to SSNIT, SSNIT must come out, make the documents available, and speak to it. I mean, they cannot be dodgy. This is not a political matter. I cannot come and speak to it politically, condemn it, or commend it.

“SSNIT must come out, and even not only this decision, [it must] look at all their failing investments and explain them to the public.

“I am sure that TUC and other labour unions will understand if these things are explained and they will take away Bryan Acheampong as a person and understand that, let’s not look at the form but at the substance,” Afenyo-Markin said. 

SSNIT is in the final stages of selling 60% of its shares in the Elmina Beach Resort, Ridge Royal Hotel, La Palm Royal Beach Resort, and Labadi Beach Hotel to Rock City Hotel, which Dr. Acheampong owns.

Stakeholders have raised concerns about a possible conflict of interest in the transaction with MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, petitioning CHRAJ to probe the deal.

source: Theannouncergh.com