The Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has said the many criticisms against the Agyapa Royalties deal are immaterial to the prospects it holds for the nation.
Speaking to Citi News on the matter, the Majority Leader said the conversation on the transaction should focus on the prospects of the deal.
“For now, because we have passed it already, it’s something that has been concluded. If the president says that because of public sentiments, this thing is nullified and I have to repackage it and send it to Parliament, then we come on board to probe, we interrogate, and to the extent that it will be useful to us as Ghanaians to me that will be the better way to go.”
“Other than that, it’s about who owns it and who did what, and as far as I am concerned, it is no material to what dividends that should be coming to Ghana. The issue should be, have we done sufficient study to arrive at $200 million every year? That is where we should be taking the debate”
The Minority caucus has criticised the deal explaining it remains bad and will not serve the interest of Ghanaians if passed.
It has also indicated, they will kick against the deal if it is brought back to Parliament for approval without any proper changes.