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Agyapa deal: “Intention of the Government maybe be different” – Centre for Social Impact Studies


There is no evidence to prove that the Akufo-Addo government has any evil intention in the controversial Agyapa Minerals Royalties deal as being claimed by Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentarians
“It is possible that government may not have evil intentions in this deal”, Executive Director of Centre for Social Impact Studies, Mr. Richard Kwadwo Elimah believes when he spoke on Opemsuo FM in Kumasi.
According to him, his checks revealed the President Akufo-Addo and his appointees are only seeing good for Ghanaians contrary to claims by the Minority Leader in Parliament, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu that government is covering up issue of the Agyapa Minerals Royalties deal.
“The deal is all about Ghana. The government is just the representative of the people. And that should be devoid of politics”, the Minerals Expert added after the Minority Leader has stated future government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will honour the terms and conditions of the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal.
According to Haruna Iddrisu, the deal presents a major off shore transaction without full disclosure on the value of assets of the company and its fiscal measures to Parliament.
Addressing journalists at a press briefing in Accra on Tuesday, September 1, the minority leader said the assets of the transaction are grossly undervalued without explicit provision for the transaction made in the just the 2020 initial and supplementary budget
Meanwhile, the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has asserted there are no hidden beneficiaries in the just approved Agyapa Royalties transaction by Parliament as suggested by the Minority and some civil society groups.
Source: News Desk

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