Monday, 28 November 2016

President Mahama's Administration Has A Fiduciary Duty To Cancel 'Agreement' Between Woyome's Anator Holding Company Limited And The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority

The minister for transport, the Hon. Fifi Kwettey, must move swiftly to cancel the so-called 'agreement' purportedly entered into between his predecessor, Dzifa Attivor, and Alfred Agbesi Woyome, on 28th August, 2015.

Ghanaians ought to be grateful to the activist group, OccupyGhana, for unearthing this dubious and shameful deal - which is a clever attempt to get Woyome to successfully take advantage of a state-owned entity's sundry  revenue streams to facilitate his return to financial viability again.

The said  'agreement' apparently covers an MoU between Woyome's Anator Holding Company Limited, and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority - to, of all things, build deep sea ports, industrial parks and green cities. Wonders. Imagine that.

That sod has such barefaced cheek. Under no circumstances must Woyome be allowed to lead Mother Ghana up the garden path, yet again, by the the top echelons of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC). Ever.

Have those responsible for this shabby deal with Woyome  no sense of shame at all? Why sanction such a  commercial monstrosity, I ask? This abominable, unspeakable and unpardonable outrage cannot go ahead - and must not be allowed to go ahead.

One now understands the fears of the former transport minister, Dzifa Attivor, that National Democratic Congress (NDC) members like herself, would be jailed, if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) comes to power in 2017.

Perhaps she said so, because unbeknownst to most Ghanaians, she  had already midwifed a deal that made possible the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and Anator Holding Company Limited - on top of her unethical dealings with Smarttys Management and Production Company that led to the bus-branding scandal: a scandal over which she voluntarily resigned from her ministerial position.

Anator Holding Company Limited apparently belongs to the scoundrel Woyome. It is clearly the rip-off-vehicle of choice that he is now deploying, in his latest attempt to manipulate politicians in power, to enable him rip-off Mother Ghana, yet again.

Yes, it is true that no one can stop any businessperson from carrying out legitimate business in Ghana, as long as he or she follows all laid down proceedures, rules and regulations governing the sector of the economy they register their businesses to operate in.

However, any politician who is principled and honest, approached by Woyome to sanction a deal between a company owned by him, Anator Holding Company Limited,  and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, would flatly turn down that absurd  request, on the spot.

The 28th  August, 2015, so-called 'agreement' purportedly signed by Dzifa Attivor, and Alfred Agbesi Woyome, is a classic example of how our vampire-elites exploit our nation, when in power - in sundry "Chopping-Ghana-small" rip-off 'agreements' with regime-cronies that are not in the nation's best interests.

The hard work of the management and staff of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has turned  their organisation into a thriving public-sector entity, which is globally competitive, and generates considerable annual revenues for our nation.

They must not besmirch that well-deserved  reputation, by becoming entangled with Woyome, at the behest of crooked and unpatriotic politicians.

If Alfred Agbesi Woyome wants to build deep sea ports, industrial parks and green cities, no one can stop him from so doing - however,  he must source project funds and look for partners to realise his personal dreams, by himself: not through state-owned entities.

Under no circumstances must Woyome be allowed  to ride  on the coattails of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority - and use its well-earned reputation and goodwill to approach banks across the globe to source funds  for his grandiose schemes.

That is why the Hon. Fifi Kwettey must move swiftly to cancel what is said to be a non-binding  28th August, 2015, 'agreement' signed by his predecessor, Dzifa Attivor, and Woyome, reportedly Anator Holding Company Limited's  executive chairman. Immediately.

That scoundrel Alfred Alfred Agbesi Woyome, is definitely not a businessperson the Republic of Ghana must enter into a business arrangement of any sort, with, ever. Period.

Those currently in charge of the administration of our country have a fiduciary duty to cancel the 'agreement' between  Anator Holding Company Limited and the Ghana Ports and Harbours  Authority, immediately. Nothing that could endanger and encumber any of the revenue streams of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority must be permitted by our nation's leaders - as it will endanger Ghana's public finances.

At all costs they must  prevent Woyome from approaching any banks (both in Ghana and overseas) to provide that chancer - either in his personal capacity, or on behalf of his company Anator Holding Company Limited - with a loan of US$8.5 million for "feasibility studies", as part of a larger sum to fund projects: doubtless using the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority's varied revenue-streams as collateral.

As an alternative, would it not be far better, for example, for the government of Ghana, to approach the Japanese government, directly, on behalf of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, and offer it the opportunity to enhance Japan's natural disaster resilience strategy yet further - to protect its national economy - by partnering the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority  to build deep sea ports, industrial parks and green cities in Ghana, as earthquake and tsunami insurance: to enable Japan  continue exporting its manufactured products to the world even when severe natural disasters strike it and virtually shut down its manufacturing sector?

This blog has suggested such disaster-resilience  partnerships between the Republic of Ghana and Japan in a number of past blog posts. Woyome cannot therefore possibly  claim it as his patented idea - and seek to prevent the Ghana Ports and Harbours from making such a proposal to the government of Japan, through the government of Ghana.

Woyome is welcome to take the idea to Japan and sell it to the captains of Japanese industry - to  try and get them to partner his new vehicle Anator Holding Company Limited. And this blog offers it to him free of charge - but on condition that he steers clear of all public-sector entities and does not involve the government of the Republic of Ghana, in pitching his ideas there: or anywhere else in the world for that matter.

In light of public disenchantment with the payment of GHc51.2 million to Woyome as 'judgement debt' President Mahama's administration must understand clearly that it has a fiduciary duty to cancel the purported 'agreement' between  Woyome's Anator Holding Company Limited, and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.

Let them leave Woyome to his own devices - and ask him to personally fund his own deep sea ports, industrial parks and green cities, without entangling state-owned entities in any of his dubious schemes. Ordinary Ghanaians are fed up with Ghana's vampire-elites' "Chopping-Ghana-small" deals. Enough is enough. Full stop. End of story. Haaba.

Hmm, Ghana - enti yeweiye enei? Asem kesie ebeba debi ankasa.



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