Bawumia’s top adviser fights Prison Service over prime Roman Ridge land

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and Senior Assistant Prof. Kwaku Appiah-Adu Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and Senior Assistant Prof. Kwaku Appiah-Adu

Professor Kwaku Appiah-Adu, senior political advisor to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, is involved in a feud with the Ghana Prison Service (GPS) over a prime piece of land located at Roman Ridge in Accra, court documents show.

The documents were shared by North Tongu Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, on his social media.

The lawmaker, who has been campaigning against land grabs and what he calls state capture, recently posted about how politically exposed people were laying claim to state land.

According to the documents shared, Professor Appiah-Adu obtained a judgment in the High Court against the state over land that historically belongs to the GPS.

The state, through the Attorney General’s Department, has since filed an appeal of the ruling with a view to reversing the previous decision and other measures that the Court of Appeals deems appropriate.

This is the second time Ablakwa has targeted the vice president’s aide. Weeks ago, Ablakwa revealed that Appiah-Adu, current chairman of the board of directors of La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, was involved in moves to sell the state pension company, SNNIT’s majority shares in the hotel, to Rock City Hotel Limited, property of the current Minister of Agriculture.

Ablakwa’s post on the topic is as follows:

This war of ours against despicable state capture is not going to be easy.

The information that many public servants share with me is extremely frightening.

Vice President Bawumia’s Senior Policy Advisor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of La Palm Royal Beach Resort, Professor Kwaku Appiah-Adu, is apparently not only responsible for ruining La Palm and offering it for sale to his colleague in government, but which he now claims to be the owner. portions of prime land belonging to the Ghana Prison Service at Roman Ridge.

The Vice President’s top advisor has taken the helpless Ghana Prison Service to court demanding that they stop preventing him from enjoying his acquisition.

In a show of vice-presidential power, Professor Kwaku Appiah-Adu used national security agents to demolish a fence built by the Ghana Prisons Service to secure its lands that were allocated to the service since June 28, 1950.

The standoff continues in court with the Prison Service and the Attorney General’s Department attempting to detain Bawumia’s all-powerful advisor while they file an appeal.

From our SSNIT hotels, parks and gardens, beachfront, public bungalows, prison barracks, 5G and now the grounds of the Roman Ridge Borstal Institute – Ghana is simply for sale!

I commend former President Mahama for assuring the nation that when he takes office on January 7, 2025 there will be major investigations and our looted lands will be recovered.

For now, we can only make a sacred promise to intensify our uncompromising agitations and resistance against these plundering schemes both inside and outside Parliament.


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