Oslo property: Nana Addo should respect Ghanaians - Ablakwa

Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has charged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to respect Ghanaians towards the planned purchase of the new Ghana mission building in Oslo, Norway.

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

Nana Addo strongly rejected calls by the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament to launch an investigation into the purported acquisition of the controversial building.

He said the call for probe was an attempt by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to distract the government.

The president explained that the NDC, which consistently comes up with bogus allegations with no substance, would jump to another issue later.

The President believes there is no prima facie case for an investigation.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa alleged that the said property was bought by a certain woman for $2.9 million in 2014 and sold to an unknown buyer for $3.5 million in August 2017.

The Foreign Affairs Minister addressing the Minority MPs in Parliament ostensibly explaining the Ministry's budgeted expenditure on the Chancery when she heard MP for Ningo Prampram Sam George making catcalls and taking a video record of her engagement with the MPs which later generated into a heated argument and clash between the two.

The two MPs were involved in a near-fight, with other lawmakers having to step in to save the situation.

The melee was reportedly sparked by a disagreement over the amount of money spent by the Foreign Affairs Ministry in acquiring a Chancery building in Oslo.

However, Ablakwa in an interview on Accra FM said: "Your own minister brought the documents on the Oslo deal to parliament to meet with the Foreign Affairs Committee on the 6th of December, nobody put a gun to their heads.

"Can you describe all these documents as just mere allegations?"

He stated that "The president should not think Ghanaians are not discerning, he should not think Ghanaians don’t see what is going on. He should respect Ghanaians."

Here's the video of the controversial Oslo property.

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