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Ablakwa leads protest against SSNIT Hotels sale to Agriculture Minister's Company today

General News
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is leading a protest today, Tuesday, June 18, against the sale of four Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) hotels to Rock City Hotel Limited, owned by Ghana's Minister of Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong. 

The NDC MP stated that the protest aims to compel the president to prevent the sale of these hotels.

During a news conference at the press center on Monday, June 17, he confirmed that all arrangements for the demonstration are complete. 

He emphasized his expectation for a peaceful protest and assured that any individuals attempting to incite chaos would be dealt with by the Ghana Police Service.

Mr. Ablakwa also mentioned that he anticipates officials from the presidency will meet the demonstrators and receive their petition for submission to the president. Speaking at the press conference, the former Deputy Education Minister reiterated the importance of the demonstration in ensuring that the sale does not proceed, highlighting the urgency and significance of their cause.

Mr. Ablakwa has already petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate the transaction. However, he stated that he feels compelled to take this additional step because, despite widespread opposition, information he has obtained indicates that the process to finalize the deal is still ongoing.

Citing CHRAJ's history of conducting thorough investigations, Mr. Ablakwa expressed concern that the deal could be completed before the Commission concludes its inquiry. Therefore, he believes it is necessary to exert extra pressure on SSNIT to halt the transaction.