Today, February 24, the controversial Agyapa deal came up in parliament during the vetting of the Minister designated for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor.
Samuel Abu Jinapor justified the transaction despite the counter allegations that were thrown at him by the minority in parliament.
After the vetting, outspoken female journalist, Afia Pokuwaa, asserted on her Facebook page that Ghanaians would resist Agyapa deal even when the NPP government modify its name.
She wrote that
“We will resist Agyapa deal even if you change its housing and present it again so stop asking those questions”
However, the cousin of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and owner of the New Statesman Newspaper, Gabby Otchere Darko, stipulated that the Agyapa deal was fully a legitimate and lucrative venture Ghana could have gained a lot from its usual royalties.
He further averred that the Agyapa deal was fully funded and owned by the state. Therefore, nobody could have captured the state resources without parliamentary approval.
“Agyapa, as an SPV, 100% owned by the Fund, which is 100% owned by the state, could be described as “state capture”. Does that mean Parliament (both sides) conspired to pass a law to facilitate state capture?”
He believes that the Minority in Parliament rejected such a significant move by the government due to their ineptitude of executing such project during their administration.
He wrote this on his Facebook page.
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