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Agyapa deal: ‘We’ll resist Agyapa with all the blood in us’ – Ato Forson pledges

Dr Cassiel Ato Forson (NDC-Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam MP) has pledged that the minority will do all that could be within reach to oppose any endeavor by the Akufo-Addo organization to put again before parliament, the Agyapa Royalties Transaction reports. 

"The construction of Agyapa itself is terrible; the valuation we accept that has been debased; the resource esteems in overabundance of $3.7 billion at the time that we esteemed it and today he is returning to parliament [to] esteem it at $1 billion. We imagine that it implies the citizen has lost $2.7 billion. Along these lines, in itself, that by itself we won't acknowledge it," Dr Forson disclosed to Joy News after the State of the Nation in a report observed by GhanaWeb. 

Ato Forson proceeded: "For what reason should the President of the Republic return to parliament and reveal to us that you are bringing it back, that is affront. Lack of respect to parliament for him to feel that he is bringing back [what] a few individuals from parliament have spoken fervently against, something that the Civil Society Groups have spoken eagerly against, something that the Special Prosecutor needed to leave [about] in light of the fact that he accepts the construction is brimming with debasement and besides, it ought not be permitted to go, something that Transparency International has kept in touch with the UK specialists [about] and the president is saying what? Bring back Agyapa?! Please that is affront." 

Dr Forson clarified that he anticipated that President Akufo Addo should say that he had tuned in to Ghanaians and thusly the Agyapa bargain was dropped. 

"We need to guarantee individuals of Ghana that we the individuals from the NDC Minority won't acknowledge Agyapa in any structure. They can choose to change the name, give it another tone, dress it in an unexpected way, get it any structure, Agyapa is still Agyapa; we'll not permit it to go through today or tomorrow and we have chosen to battle against this design the way things are," he pushed. 

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, March 9, during his first State of the Nation's Address of his subsequent term, said: "over the span of this meeting of Parliament, Government will return to connect with the House on the means it plans to assume the eventual fate of the Agyapa exchange." 

The arrangement which was affirmed by the Seventh Parliament on Friday, August 14, 2020, must be removed after a defilement hazard appraisal was directed by Martin Alamisi Amidu, the then Special Prosecutor. 

Leaving a couple of days a short time later, the Special Prosecutor blamed President Akufo-Addo for meddling in his appraisal on the arrangement under the Minerals Income Investment Fund Act, 2018 (Act 978). 

"The response I got for setting out to deliver the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions against defilement report persuades me past any sensible uncertainty that I was not planned to practice any autonomy as the Special Prosecutor in the anticipation, examination, indictment, and recuperation of resources of debasement," Amidu said in his abdication letter to the President.

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