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Agyapa consent to return to Parliament after break – Ofori-Atta


Money Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has declared on Tuesday October 12 that the Agyapa Transaction will get back to Parliament after the House has continued sitting. 

He let columnists know that the "Principal legal officer has taken a gander at the understanding" consequently choice to the return the arrangement. 

"The Attorney General has checked out it, we have had a couple of partner gatherings. I figure the new board ought to be invigorated to survey that and afterward go through the Parliamentary interaction. I'm unequivocal that it is the best approach as far as adapting our minerals and discovering a way to the degree of obligation that the nation has," he said in the wake of introducing the new leading group of the Ghana Minerals Income Investment Fund. 

The understanding, which was supported by the Seventh Parliament on Friday, August 14, 2020, must be removed after a debasement hazard evaluation was directed by then Special Prosecutor, Martin Alamisi Amidu. 

Leaving a couple of days subsequently, the Special Prosecutor blamed President Akufo-Addo for meddling in his appraisal on the arrangement under the Minerals Income Investment Fund Act, 2018 (Act 978). 

"The response I got for setting out to deliver the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions against debasement report persuades me for certain that I was not planned to practice any freedom as the Special Prosecutor in the avoidance, examination, arraignment, and recuperation of resources of defilement," Mr Amidu said in his renunciation letter to the president. 

The Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, answered the renunciation letter and said a simple gathering between the president and a Special Prosecutor can't be supposed to be impedance. 

"Your allegation of obstruction with your capacities just because of the gathering the president held with you is baffling. In exercise of what you viewed as your forces under Act 959, you had deliberately continued to deliver the Agyapa Report. 

"The president had no hand in your work. Without provoking from any quarter inside the Executive, you conveyed a letter indicating to be a duplicate of you report to the president. 

"The motivation behind introducing a duplicate of the Agyapa report to the president is understandable from section 32 of your letter to the president where you showed that you trusted the report will be 'utilized to work on current and future authoritative and chief activities to make debasement and defilement related offenses extremely high danger endeavor in Ghana'." 

Common Society Organizations (CSOs) likewise dismissed the past arrangement when it was first presented on the floor of parliament. 

Ghana's lawmaking body endorsed the dubious concurrence on Friday, August 14 notwithstanding a dissent from the Minority. 

A gathering of CSOs drove by Dr Steve Manteaw noticed that the public authority of Ghana and Parliament surged in endorsing the understanding. 

Talking at a public interview on Tuesday, August 25, Dr Manteaw said: "What we are telling government is we should dial back… how about we have more straightforwardness, more agreement working around the methodology before we go ahead with the methodology. 

"I don't know about any public crisis that warrants that we should surge the cycle to raise assets for advancement." 

On Tuesday, March 9, President Akufo-Addo implied of sending the arrangement back to Parliament for re-thought. 

In his first condition of-the-country address to that Parliament on Tuesday, March 9, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said "over the span of this meeting of Parliament, Government will return to draw in the House on the means it plans to assume the fate of the Agyapa exchange".

By Mohammed Dauda / kdsmultimedia.com

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