Bright Akwetey commends gov't for take-over of Tema Shipyard
5/17/2012 3:00:43 PM -
A leading member of the Convention Peoples' Party, Mr Bright O. Akwetey, has commended the government for resuming full ownership of Tema Shipyard.
'This is a commendable and bold initiative to reclaim our state assets sold out on a silver platter,' Mr Akwetey told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra last Tuesday.
The government had reclaimed its 60 per cent share in Tema Shipyard which was sold to Penang Ship Building Company of Malaysia.
'It is a strategic national asset, and reclamation of the 60 per cent shares that gives the Government 100 per cent ownership is in the supreme interest of the nation, especially at a time when Ghana is pumping oil and gas,' he added.
The Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Mr Koku Anyidoho, broke the news of the reclamation to journalists in Accra last Monday.
Mr Akwetey appealed to the government to fight corruption, injustices and crime. He stressed that it was time the government dealt decisively with crime and corruption whether the perpetrators were sympathisers of the ruling party or not. 'If you offend the law, you must face it.'
He commended CPP delegates who attended the party's first National Delegates Congress which elected the flag-bearer for Election 2012.
Mr Akwetey appealed to all supporters of CPP to rally behind the flag-bearer, Dr Abu Sakara Foster, to ensure that the party performed creditably in both the presidential and parliamentary elections.