Tue, 28 May 2024 General News

Don’t be dodgy; release documents on sale of hotels to Rock City – Afenyo-Markin to SSNIT

Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-MarkinMajority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin

Majority Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu Constituency, Alexander Afenyo-Markin has implored the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to be transparent in selling its hotels to Rock City.

SSNIT is selling 60% of its shares in the Elmina Beach Resort, Ridge Royal Hotel, La Palm Royal Beach Resort, and Labadi Beach Hotel to Rock City Hotel, owned by Minister of Food and Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong.

Since the information about the planned sale of the hotels became public, many have spoken against it, arguing that state property should not be sold to government officials.

Speaking to TV3, Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin urged SSNIT to be open and make documents on the sale of the hotels public.

The Effutu MP wants SSNIT to explain to the public why it is selling 60% of the stakes of the hotels to an investor.

“Let me make this appeal to SSNIT, SSNIT must come out, make the documents available, and speak to it. I mean, they cannot be dodgy. This is not a political matter. I cannot come and speak to it politically, condemn it, or commend it.

“SSNIT must come out, and even not only this decision, [it must] look at all their investments that are failing and explain them to the public,” Alexander Afenyo-Markin said.

The Majority Leader continued, “I am sure that TUC and other labour unions will understand if these things are explained and they will take away Bryan Acheampong as a person and understand that, let’s not look at the form but at the substance.”

Meanwhile, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has been petitioned by North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa to investigate the sale of the SSNIT hotels to Rock City.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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