[Photos] Okudzeto Ablakwa leads protest in Accra against sale of SSNIT hotels

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is leading a protest today against the sale of a 60 percent stake in four hotels owned by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).

The hotels are to be sold to Rock City Hotel, which is owned by the Food and Agriculture Minister, Bryan Acheampong.

The development has triggered agitations among some Ghanaians and labour unions for the past few weeks.

They argue that the hotels could be well managed to make profits to secure the future of Ghanaian workers who contribute to SSNIT.

Ablakwa stated that the protest aims to compel the president to prevent the sale of these hotels.

Minority Support

The Minority in Parliament which raised red flags against the take over of the hotels declared its support for the street protest when it was first announced by Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa.

The Minority says it fully backs the protest march.

A statement issued by Minority Chief Whip, Kwame Agbodza Governs on Monday, June 17, 2024 described what it calls ‘the sweat-heart’ deal to sell off the state assets to key government appointee, Bryan Acheampong.

Agbodza Governs said the move is unacceptable and calls for mass action to stop profitable entities from being  sold to government cronies as part of the state capture agenda.

The protest which commenced at one of the hotels in question, Labadi Beach Hotel, in Accra, the protesters chanted various patriotic songs, registering their displeasure against the development.

They held placards with the inscription “Hands off our Hotels”, “Save our hotels”, ” Driver Banza (A reckless driver)”  amongst others.

The protest is expected to be held for hours. It will end at the Holy Spirit Cathedral at Cantoment which is closer to the Jubilee House–the seat of Government.


Source: Myxyzonline.com

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