SSNIT-Rock City agreement: Celebrate Ablakwa and TUC for their timely intervention

Abu Kansangbata is a former deputy minister of the Upper West region. Abu Kansangbata is a former deputy minister of the Upper West region.

Former Deputy Minister of the Upper West Region, Abu Kansangbata, has urged Ghanaians to congratulate the Member of Parliament for Tongu North, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) for their timely involvement in the six state-owned hotels matter. . being sold to Bryan Acheampong.

He stressed that the proposal to sell these hotels, now reduced to four, has sparked significant controversy in Ghana, especially due to the involvement of a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who is both Minister of State and Member of Parliament .

“Such actions undermine public trust and suggest favoritism, raising the specter of corruption…these potential conflicts must be addressed promptly to maintain the integrity of public offices and state transactions.

“The TUC and the Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has been instrumental in challenging the proposed sale of these hotels. Their efforts have highlighted the need for transparency and accountability in the management of state assets,” Kansangbata said in a radio interview on Home Radio in Wa.

He continued: “…Ablakwa’s vocal opposition underscores his commitment to safeguarding public resources and ensuring that government actions are carried out in the best interest of the public. Ghanaians must support this cause to ensure that the properties and assets of the nation are safeguarded, maintaining the legacy and hard work of its citizens for the benefit of future generations.”

Kansangbata mentioned that the recent proposal to sell several state-owned hotels, which has faced public protests, is part of a worrying trend in which state-owned assets are sold under questionable circumstances.

“The President should heed the voices of the majority of Ghanaians who are calling for the protection of national properties for the benefit of future generations. “This issue transcends party lines and must be seen as a national concern that threatens to undermine the achievements of Ghana’s forefathers,” the former deputy minister warned.

Kansangbata highlighted the importance of implementing strong anti-corruption measures to ensure transparent management of state assets.

“It is imperative to implement robust anti-corruption measures to ensure that state assets are managed transparently. This includes empowering anti-corruption agencies and civil society organizations to monitor and investigate such transactions. All government transactions involving state assets must be carried out with full transparency. Detailed records should be made publicly available and regular audits should be conducted to ensure accountability.

“Legal reforms are necessary to prevent conflicts of interest and protect state assets. Policies must be established to regulate the sale of state properties, ensuring that these decisions are made in the public interest. The attempt to sell state hotels to a political insider “It is a worrying fact that highlights the need for greater transparency and accountability in government transactions.”


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