Who is Bryan Acheampong? Biography and SSNIT Hotel Controversy

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Bryan Acheampong is a Ghanaian politician currently serving as the Minister for Food and Agriculture (as of May 20, 2024).

Political Career:

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  • Member of Parliament (MP) for Abetifi constituency.
  • Previously held cabinet positions (details beyond the scope of this article).

Recent Controversy:

Bryan Acheampong is at the center of a controversy regarding the potential purchase of SSNIT (Social Security and National Insurance Trust) hotels by a company allegedly linked to him, Rock City Hotel Limited.

Key Points of the Controversy:

  • Sale of SSNIT Hotels: The government is considering selling a 60% stake in six SSNIT hotels, including Labadi Beach Hotel, La Palm Royal Beach Resort, and Elmina Beach Resort.
  • Alleged Buyer: Member of Parliament Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa raised concerns that Rock City Hotel Limited, a company supposedly linked to Bryan Acheampong, is the intended buyer.
  • Ethical Concerns: Ablakwa argues that a public official purchasing state assets raises ethical concerns and could be a conflict of interest.
  • Transparency and Rationale: Questions have been raised about the transparency of the sale process and the rationale behind selling profitable hotels.
  • Potential Job Losses: Concerns exist regarding potential job losses if the sale goes through.

Current Status:

  • As of May 20, 2024, the sale of the SSNIT hotels to Rock City Hotel Limited has not been finalized.
  • Ablakwa has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to halt the sale.

Important Note:

It’s important to acknowledge that these are allegations, and no official confirmation exists regarding Bryan Acheampong’s involvement with Rock City Hotel Limited or the SSNIT hotel deal.

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