June 18, 2024

The Minority in Ghana’s Parliament has endorsed Tuesday’s June 18, 2024, demonstration dabbed “hands off our hotels”.

According to the Minority, the demonstration has been called to protest against the Akufo-Addo/Dr. Bawumia led government’s shady sale of state-owned hotels to a cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong.

In a statement signed by the Minority chief whip, Governs Kwame Agbodza pointed out that the deal which is a transfer of a profitable state-owned hotel to a cabinet minister further confirms the cronyism, official corruption and state capture which have become the hallmark of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.

This adds to the long list of questionable arrangements which 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, the Minority emphasized.