The Minority in Parliament has rejected the adoption of the Finance Committee’s report to approve over $20m being tax waiver on materials, plant, machinery and equipment which would be used for the Pullman Accra Airport City Hotel and Serviced Apartment.
According to reports, President Akufo-Addo is linked to the Hotel and that he has allegedly granted a tax waiver to the company; Platinum Properties Limited.
Meanwhile, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has denied this allegation and has subsequently alleged that former President Mahama and former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper and then GIPC boss granted tax waivers without parliamentary approval.
“John Mahama gave ECOBANK on the 29th of April 2015 11.5million cedis worth of tax waiver. The Finance Minister never brought up the subject to be discussed in parliament. They kept mute about it. They also gave Garden City Mall 45 million dollars. GHACEM cement had 98million Ghana cedis. Boston investment 39million cedis, in 2016 they gave Wilmer Africa 27million dollars, Tang Palace hotel was given 34million dollars. Gyata Cement even benefitted. This is just a part of the list. John Jinapor and GIPC can even testify to this fact,” he said in an interview on Okay FM.
However, Eric Adjei thinks the Information Minister brought up the above issue because the Minority rejected the approval of the tax waiver for Platinum properties limited.
“They should stop this type of politics and think of the ordinary people; do we want to move ahead or we will engage in this pull him down attitude? Nana Addo you have done what every wicked President will do; it’s okay,” he said on Peace FM’s ‘The Platform’ programme, Monday.