Ablakwa announces second ‘Hands Off Our Hotels’ demo in Central Region

Source The Ghana Report

A second ‘Hands Off Our Hotels’ protest is set to take place in the Central Region in the coming days.

North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, who led the recent demonstration, announced this in a Facebook post on Thursday, June 20.

In the said post, the legislator stated that there is growing support for a second demonstration, particularly from the Central Region, which houses two of the affected hotels—Elmina Beach Resort and Ridge Royal Hotel.

He cited a letter from the Omanhene of the Edina Traditional Council, who opposed the sale of the hotel in Elmina.

The North Tongu MP, therefore, assured the chiefs and people of the Central Region of his commitment to their cause.

He stated that the next demonstration would take place in the Central Region if President Nana Akufo-Addo did not intervene within the next few days.

The initial protest was held to demand that the government halt the sale of a 60 per cent stake in four hotels owned by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to Rock City Hotel, a company owned by the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong.

The hotels involved include Labadi Beach Hotel, La Palm Royal Beach Resort, Elmina Beach Resort, and Ridge Royal Hotel.

Among other things, the legislator has called on the president to stop the sale of SSNIT hotels immediately.

He also wants the president to dismiss appointees within his cabinet, those on the SSNIT board, and SSNIT management for engaging in a scandalous transaction that violates multiple laws and does not guarantee value for money.

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