Ambassador Nii Ayikoi Otoo, Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada says the ranking Member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is being praised for engaging in buffoonery with regards to the controversial Oslo Chancery deal.
According to him, Mr. Ablakwa who has been at the forefront of exposing details of the deal and calling for a probe has not been able to tender in, a single shred of evidence that the controversial building has been paid for.
‘’The Hon Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has denied that Ghana through her Ministry has acquired a Chancery Building in Oslo Norway, but Okudzeto Ablakwah insists not only has the purchase taken place but also that it smacks of corruption. Surely, the political opponents of the Minister have been praising their member as having saved Ghana millions of dollars and been berating the Hon Minister. But is it not all a tale full of sound and fury signifying nothing?’’ he said.
In write up authored by the former Attorney General, he believes the controversy that has docked the transaction with regards to the acquisition of the property is a non-issue that has been over hyped by the Mr. Ablakwa who is the opposition national Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency in the Volta Region.
‘’He who asserts must prove so either Okudzeto Ablakwah produces the evidence of purchase or simply shuts up and let’s deal with the many problems created by them which this Government is trying to resolve’’ he said.
In his estimation, it will be imperative to conduct a search on who the actual owner of the property in question is, in order that all the speculations would be put to rest.