History has a way of repeating itself, president Akufo-Addo, was the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, under president Kufuor’s administration, when he discontinue litigating the debt claim by French Multi-national bank, Societe Generale in Court of Arbitration in London.
In 2001, the drill ship Discoverer 511, belonging to the Ghana National Petroleum Commission (GNPC) was sold to defray a 19.5 million dollar judgment debt owed Societe-General Bank in 2001.
Ursula Owusu Ekuful, who is the protégé of president Akufo-Addo, has also in a similar fashion discontinued another arbitration brought against the country by StartTimes in London.
StarTimes, has lost two cases in Ghanaian courts, before taking the matter up in London.
One of the untouchables in this government, Ursula Owusu like Akufo-Addo, is also on a mission to cause financial loss to the state.
The issue of Kelni GVG, is still fresh on the minds of Ghanaians. The country is gifting away $89 million to a company, which was registered few days to the award of the contract.
Whatever agenda Ursula has, she must remember that, she has been put in a position of responsibility.
The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has raised concerns over the involvement of StarTimes in the project which has been built by a local firm, K-Net.
GIBA, over the period has written countless letters to the ministry to be apprised with what it is the government intends doing with the DTT infrastructure and platform, but all their requests have gone unanswered.
The DTT infrastructure and platform in our opinion, is too crucial to be left in the hands of foreigners to manage.
The arrogance of the minister in the face of glaring favoritism will not augur well for the government.
This newspaper is amazed at the behavior of Ursula Owusu, who not too long ago, all over the place accusing the previous administration entering into agreement not in the best interest of Ghanaians.
Only someone with presidential ambition, will have this penchant for amassing so much wealth, regardless of the consequences, it will have on his or her credibility.
This newspaper is enamoured by the fact that a Ghanaian company, K-Net, has already built the platform and has the capacity to expand, so what is the rationale in giving it out to a foreign entity to expand what someone, has already built.