Case on Atuabo Freeport project dismissed

A view of the ongoing Atuabo Gas Processing Plant project
A view of the ongoing Atuabo Gas Processing Plant project

A Sekondi High Court on Friday dismissed an application by five Members of Parliament (MPs) against the development of an Oil and Gas Freeport at wpid-atuabo-free-port.jpgin the Western Region.

The Court, presided by Justice Kwabena Ababio, said it was not within its jurisdiction to stop the development of the Freeport.

It said Parliament approved of the agreement between government and the British firm Lonrho for the development of the Freeport after going through the necessary procedures.

The applicants are Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, MP for Takoradi, Mr. Joseph Cudjoe, MP for Effia, Mr. Kweku Kwarteng, MP for Obuasi West, Ms Mavis Hawa Kwarteng, MP for Effutu Senya and Mr. Kofi Brako, MP for Tema Central.

They were seeking a declaration that clause 7 of the Lonrho Freeport Agreement was inconsistent with section 5 of the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority Act, PNDC Law 160.


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