Member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Fadi Dabbousi, has justified the tax waiver granted the in-law President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the construction of a hotel.
He admitted that the tax waiver worth $24 million granted to
Platinum Properties Limited for the construction of a hotel is the only waiver
under the Akufo-Addo administration, which he says due processes were followed
in granting the said waiver.
Mr Dabbousi contends that this is contrary to the many tax
exemptions that the former administration under John Mahama granted to many
companies and individuals.
Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) had accused
President Akufo-Addo of granting the tax waiver to his brother-in-law on
nepotistic grounds arguing that the building of the hotel doesn’t qualify as a
But Fadi Dabbousi has argued that due process were followed in obtaining the waiver.
“Having deliberated briefly on the issue of NDC’s equalisation
of trying to give credence to a story that has no substance worth discussing
except to say Kudos to the NPP government for applying due process in obtaining
parliamentary approval for the only waiver given under the Akufo-Addo
administration, let me reiterate that the Airbus scandal has dashed John
Mahama’s hopes of ever returning to the Jubilee House as President. It is only
fair to say that John Mahama, embroiled in the shame and pandemonium of this
exposé, is kicking like a dead goat with the knife still at its neck,” he
indicated in an article sighted by MyNewsGh.com.