May 6, 2024

Majority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin has admonished his colleagues in the Minority not to encourage the “killing” of Ghanaian businesses, in the wake of KPMG auditing the contract between the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Strategic Mobilisation Ghana Ltd (SML) in which the NDC Minority is calling for prosecution despite no wrongdoing has been found.

According to him SLM opened its doors to Parliament’s Committee on Mines and Energy to inspect and see the nature of their operations.

“Again, often times under the guise of due diligence and transparency, we often get out of control and destroy Ghanaian business whiles foreign firms who operate in certain sectors get the kind of protection that makes them develop their business,” he said.

At a press conference he pointed out that, often times Ghanaian businesses surfer; they are looked at with all kinds of suspicions and, “as someone coming from the private sector into this public space, I would not encourage that to be done. We have seen the case of the company producing our Ghana card recently when the parliamentary oversight committee visited them we hear the recommendation that came from the Minority Members.”

“Meanwhile, we know how this company was lambasted in the early days when the government engaged it. Today we know how Mr. Agyapong of Zoomlion fame is expanding in various aspect of our economy.”

Hon. Afenyo-Markin also pointed out that, ten to fifteen years ago his company became a subject matter of political rally and if we encourage Ghanaian business persons they do better; we should encourage our state institution to do business with Ghanaian business people with good initiatives.

“Where there are challenges we should comment and act within the remit of those challenges and should not be over speculative”, he cautioned.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/