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Ablakwa Demands the Immediate Halt of SSNIT Hotels Sales by President Akufo-Addo

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Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the North Tongu Member of Parliament, voiced his wish for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to cease the sale of the hotels belonging to the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). This led to today’s “Hands Off Our Hotels Demonstration” on Tuesday, June 18.

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On Monday, June 17, Mr. Ablakwa told the media that “President Akufo-Addo must promptly halt the sale of our SSNIT hotels.”

“We want an immediate declaration from the president because since we started, all he has done is tell Organised Labour to go and meet the Employment Minister at which meeting, Organised Labour told us that they tried to convince them to allow the sale, so clearly, the president and his appointees don’t want to stop the sale, and we are going to insist that they back out.”

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Okudzeto Ablakwa / Photo Credit: Graphic Online

The Minority in Parliament has expressed its solidarity with the demonstration. In a statement, they also called on the public to participate in the demonstration.

“We, therefore, want to use this opportunity to indicate the Minority’s strong opposition to the sale of these hotels to the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Bryan Acheampong, and urge the public to join Tuesday’s “Hands Off Our Hotels Demonstration” to send a strong signal to the government that the people of Ghana take exception to this shady deal. Enough is enough!

“The attempt to sell off profitable state-owned hotels to Hon. Bryan Acheampong is wrong, unacceptable and must not be condoned,’ their statement said.

Read the full statement below





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