April 12, 2012

Minority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has described government’s confirmation of the collapse of the STX Korean deal and the decision to pursue officials of STX who failed to fulfill the promise of building 30,000 housing units for security personnel in Ghana, as a victory for common sense and for Ghana.

He said the latest development comes as no surprise as the minority who are not jubilating over the botched deal, envisaged the difficulties the controversial STX contract was to suffer after the government failed to heed to the advice the minority gave concerning the deal.

Government on Wednesday through the Minister of Water Resources Works and Housing E.T Mensah publicly vowed to chase officials of STX Korea to retrieve every investment made.

He said the Attorney General has been directed to thoroughly look into the contract signed with STX and advice accordingly.

However speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo, the Minority Leader who is the MP for Suame who welcomed the sector minister over his intended move, he hastened to note that quick the country would not have gotten to this stage if the government had listened to advice from the opposition and other civil society groups.

He said despite the fact that the opposition in Parliament demonstrated their displeasure over the deal by boycotting the process of approving the deal at some point; the final decision to accept STX was taken in the name of Parliament and accordingly accented by the president.

Hon. Osei- Kyei Mensah- Bonsu further stated that Ghanaians needed to know how much of the tax payers money has been expended in the failed deal after which parliament will also do its work by looking into the failed deal.

Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh