Atuabo Freeport project: Residents kick against court action by 5 MPs
Residents of Atuabo disagree with five Members of Parliament who have sued government over the controversial Atuabo Freeport project aimed at developing oil and gas in the region.
The residents believe the court action is inimical to their interest.
They told Joy News’ Western Region correspondent they are excited about the economic prospects the project will provide and are actually looking forward to the commence of the project-not a court action that will derail the process.
The five MPs- Kwaku Kwarteng (Obuasi West), Kwabena Okyere Darko (Takoradi), Joseph Cudjoe (Effia), Mavis Hawa Koomson (Ewutu Senya) and Kofi Brako (Tema Central) who filed the case at the Sekondi High Court are protesting a clause in an agreement that set up the Atuabo Free Port Project.
Clause 7 of that agreement signed between the government of Ghana and a British company, Lonrho Ports, bars Takoradi Port from further expanding its facilities for oil and gas until Lonrho has built its freeport, recovered all its cost, and made enough profit. The agreement actually bars all persons or companies from building any oil and gas port facilities in the entire Western Region until Lonrho has recovered its investment and made its profit.”
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