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Ablakwa Leads Protest Against Sale of SSNIT Hotels

The protest is expected to commence today, starting from the Labardi Beach and end at the Christ the King Catholic Church, opposite the Jubilee House in Accra.

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa,  is leading a protest today, June 18, 2024 against the controversial sale of a 60% stake in four Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT)-owned hotels to Rock City Hotel, a company owned by Food and Agriculture Minister, Bryan Acheampong.

Addressing the media on June 17, 2024 in Accra, the NDC MP said the protest’s objective is to pressure the government to intervene and stop the sale of the hotels. He assured that all logistical arrangements for the protest have been finalized.

The protest is expected to commence from the Labardi Beach Hotel and end at the Christ the King Catholic Church, opposite the Jubilee House in Accra.

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The legislator expects that officials from the presidency will meet with the protesters and accept their petition, which will then be presented to the president.

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“We have agreed with the police on the condition that the representatives of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will walk from the Jubilee House and meet us at the Christ the King Catholic Church to receive our petition,” Ablakwa said.

He also affirmed his commitment to a peaceful protest and assured that the police would be present to maintain order and deal with any individuals who might try to cause trouble.

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“We are very peaceful protestors and law-abiding as well. So we can give the Ghanaian people the full assurances that this agreement with the Ghana Police Service will be adhered to,” he said.

As part of plans to stop the sale of the hotels, Ablakwa has also petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate and stop an alleged sale of six hotels belonging to the state social security firm, SSNIT.

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