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If $510m AMERI deal is fraud, then $1.1bn Mytilineos is ‘sakawa’ – NDC MPs

The Minority in Parliament says they are strongly opposed to the buy out deal of Ameri to Mytilineos on grounds that the entire procedure is fraught with fraud.

To them, if they had not acted swiftly by storming out from the funeral grounds of the late Vice-President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur to state their position on the new deal in Parliament, the Majority would have smuggled the deal through and ensured its passage.

At a press conference in Accra to throw more light on their position, Wednesday, the Minority contends that the new deal in its current form will rip Ghanaians off their hard earned money and called on all well to speak against it.

NO for Yapei-Kusawgu, John Jinapor who addressed journalists said at the time they (NDC) was living office, they were on course with payments to Ameri.

He said they even wrote letters of credit for it to be honoured by due to the vindictiveness of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, they failed to honour those letters of credit.

“Immediately they assumed power, they wrote to the VRA not to honour payment to Ameri”, he stressed.

He told the gathering that if the old deal worth US$510 million is fraud, they could confidently state that the new deal with payment which will span across fifteen years and worth US$1.1billion is “sakawa”.

Parliament, Friday, came to a gridlock when Members failed to reach a consensus over the new Ameri deal in which the government is seeking for Mytilineos to buy out entire the deal.

For failing to reach a consensus, the new deal was deferred to next meeting with the Minority Members who are kicking against the deal calling for a secret ballot to settle the matter.



Source: Kasapa FM

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