Ranking Member on Parliament's Energy Committee, John Jinapor

The minority in Parliament is demanding that the Special Prosecutor makes public his corruption risk assessment report on the Agyapa Royalties deal.

They want this undertaken even before President Akufo-Addo even considers referring the deal back to the House.

President Akufo-Addo on Monday instructed that the Finance Minister returns to Parliament to reconsider the arrangement in the transaction.

According to Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, the process was concluded as far back as October 15 and had forwarded its findings of same to the Presidency and Finance Ministry on October 16.

Some of the areas prioritised for scrutiny by President Akufo-Addo during the deal’s directed return to Parliament include allocations, relationships and investments involved.

But speaking to JoyNews, Former Deputy Power Minister John Jinapor explained that the full disclosure of the contents of the OSP’s assessment will inform the House on how best to approach the deal.

“We want to see that risk assessment [report], how it was done, what went into it, the underlying assumptions and the conclusions thereof. And why the special prosecutor hasn’t published that document,” he said.

The Member of Parliament’s Finance Committee further stated that there is no guarantee the minority will participate in the reconsideration after they walked out of the House the night when approval was given in August.

“We’re not interested in a walkout. We’re interested in safeguarding the nation’s assets. We’re interested in doing what is right and proper.

“Our duty as a Minority is to represent the people of Ghana and do what is right and proper. Let me assure the people of Ghana that the Minority side led by Haruna Iddrisu will do justice to this and we’ll serve the interest of the country.”

Mr Jinapor, however, explained that they are yet to be communicated to with regards to any such sitting to relook at the agreement with Agyapa Mineral Royalties Limited.

“We are waiting to receive official communication before. Before anything is brought to parliament it must pass through the proper procedure. As we’re not seized with any document,” he said.

According to the Finance Ministry the special purpose vehicle (SPV) will help the country secure about $1 billion to finance infrastructural projects.

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