Mr. Jeff Konadu Addo, the Eastern Regional Chairman of the NPP party, has endorsed the Agriculture Minister Bryan Acheampong’s efforts to acquire certain hotels from the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) through his private company, Rock City Hotel. He argues that this move is morally right for a fellow Ghanaian.

This comes as SSNIT is finalizing a deal to sell its 60% shares in Labadi Beach Hotel, LA Palm Royal Beach Resort, Ridge Royal Hotel, and Elmina Beach Resort to Rock City Hotel.

The matter gained attention when North Tongu MP Okudzeto Ablakwa called on the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate the sale of six hotels to Bryan Acheampong. Mr. Addo criticized this action as unfortunate, stating that Mr. Acheampong, despite being a political figure, is engaging in this transaction as a legitimate businessman.

Mr. Addo highlighted that while Mr. Acheampong holds a political position, his business ventures should be recognized and celebrated.

He suggested that the North Tongu MP’s objections stem from envy, emphasizing that if an expatriate were involved, the deal would likely not face the same scrutiny. He called for Ghanaians to support their compatriots who have the capacity to compete with expatriates in such significant deals.

Credit: Michael Akrofi