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Calls for Prosecution of Individuals Involved in GRA-SML Agreement Are Unfounded – Majority

Business News for Friday, May 3, 2024

Fountain: starrfmonline.com

2024-05-03

Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin

The majority in Parliament has rejected demands to prosecute those involved in the GRA-SML revenue mobilization contract.

Stakeholders in the energy sector, along with the minority in Parliament and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), have called for the release of the full report, with some advocating legal action.

Following the directives of President Akufo-Addo after receiving the KPMG audit report, which identified several problems with the deal, these demands have intensified.

On the contrary, Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin, addressing the media in Parliament, stated that the KPMG report does not reveal any criminal activity.

He noted that the initial approval of the PPA, which was initially rejected, was later ratified.

Afenyo-Markin also stated that the contents of the report, intended for the eyes of the President, are protected by the Right to Information Act, making its disclosure illegal.

He warned the minority to refrain from actions that could harm Ghanaian-owned companies like SML.