Felix Kwakye Ofosu, a former Deputy Information Minister has said the controversial Agyapa Mineral Royalties deal will be passed if it’s found to be in the interest of Ghana.
He said the deal which was once rejected for its many flaws will be rejected again if it is not amended.
His comment comes after Finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta hinted that the deal will be going back to Parliament after their recess break.
“A bad thing is a bad thing and that is why it was withdrawn earlier. The first time the document was presented to parliament it was wholly scrutinized and parliament was advised against it. The Special Prosecutor at the time, Martin Amidu said the deal was knee-deep in corruption as it sought to benefit, the Finance Minister’s Databank Group and Gabby Otchere Darko’s law firm. He also realized it was against the principles of accountability and fairness.”
Although the politician has not received a copy of the restructured deal, he told Don Kwabena Prah on Happy98.9FM’s Epa Hoa Daben political talk show, “if the deal is good, it will be approved and if it is not, it will be rejected again. I am sure the bill will be approved if the deal is not in the interest of one person but in the interest of all Ghanaians.