Home / GENERAL NEWS / Ken Ofori Atta: Restructured Agyapa Royalties Agreement To Be Re-Submitted To Parliament

Ken Ofori Atta: Restructured Agyapa Royalties Agreement To Be Re-Submitted To Parliament

Spread the love

Government has disclosed its intentions to re-submit a restructured Agyapa Royalties Agreement to Parliament for approval.

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, made this known when he inaugurated the Board of Mineral Income Investment Fund in Accra on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

 

 

Mr Ofori-Atta said the Attorney-General has already reviewed a restructured deal and repackaged it to inure to the benefit of the state.

“The Attorney-General has looked at it and we have had a few stakeholder meetings and I think the new board should be energised to review that and then go through the Parliamentary process,” he said.

 

The controversial deal, was approved by Parliament but was withdrawn by government following a Corruption Risk assessment by the former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu.

The Corruption Risk Assessment revealed that there was reasonable suspicion of bid-rigging and corruption activity in the selection process of the deal. It was also discovered that the transaction was embroiled in infractions regarding relationships and conflict of interest.

The newly inaugurated board has been tasked with the sole objective of getting the deal operational.

 

“I’m unequivocal that it is the way to go in terms of monetizing our minerals and finding a way to leverage it to reduce the level of debt of the country and move it into equity. And with the concerns that were raised we should be able to address them and move forward,” Mr Ofori-Atta added.

 

 

Background

On August 14, 2020, Parliament approved the Agyapa Minerals Royalties Investment Agreement and four related documents to allow for the monetisation of Ghana’s future gold royalties.

Under the agreement, Agyapa Mineral Royalties Limited has been incorporated in Jersey near UK to receive and manage royalties from 16 gold mining leases over the next 15 years or so.

In exchange, the firm will list on the London and Ghana Stock Exchanges (GSE) and raise at least $500 million for government to invest in infrastructure, health and education.

The listing will allow private people to buy a 49 per cent stake in the firm.

However, some 22 civil society organisations called for a suspension of the deal, insisting it was not in the interest of Ghana.

 

Congratulations #MyGhanaMediaNetwork@1year

Congratulations
#[email protected]🙌🙌BEST SOURCE OF LATEST NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  MyJoyOnline.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: MyGhanaMedia is not responsible for this report and its content.There are four types of content published on MyGhanaMedia daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Send your news stories to [email protected] and Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719

About Adwenpa-Hene

I'm Adwenpa-Hene |Blogger & Broadcaster Journalist. I am the CEO and manager of this noble website. I publish on Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Lifestyle, and Technology. You can also follow Us on : YouTube Channel - My Ghana Media TV, Facebook - MyghanaMedia TV , Twitter - @MyGhanamedia2 & Instagram - My Ghana Media TV. Email Address: [email protected] Contact Us: 0200818719

Check Also

Akufo-Addo Launches ‘Clean Your Frontage Campaign’

Spread the love An initiative by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (GARCC), “Clean Your …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *