Civil society groups in the country have reiterated their calls for government to suspend the controversial Agyapa royalties deal.
In a statement Tuesday, the CSOs said: “It is not enough for the Minister of Finance or the government to ask citizens to trust their sincerity and their expertise.
According to them, government appears to be pushing through the deal despite calls for the further stakeholder consultation in the matter.
“It would not be right for them to try to bulldoze through a controversial transaction such as this, and about which genuine questions have been raised by experts as well as by ordinary people. We are therefore reiterating our call on the government to suspend implementation of this transaction pending a national dialogue on options available to optimise Ghana’s mineral royalties”.