Media interviews and reports on Ghana’s ‘Agyapa’ minerals royalty deal

    1. Suspend Agyapa deal temporarily to allow for broader consultation – Dr Theo Acheampong. Investment analyst, Dr Theophilus Acheampong, has joined the many voices calling on the government to suspend the Agyapa Royalties agreement to allow for broader consultation. In a seven-page analysis of the controversial deal, the energy economist and political risk analyst said that to enable for proper scrutiny of the deal and considering that the December 7 elections are just a few months away, there is the need to delay the agreement.
    2.   Dr Theo Acheampong: Government should delay Agyapa Minerals Royalties agreement to allow broader consultation. Ghana’s public space over the past fortnight has been pre-occupied with the debate on the mineral royalties investment agreement – herein called the ‘Agyapa Deal’.  There have been several calls by civil organisations, respected statesmen and ordinary citizens for government to hasten slowly on the ‘Agyapa Deal’.
    3. Agyapa deal: Jinapor, Mercer tussle over lack of transparency in royalties valuation. Also speaking on The Point of View, Theo Acheampong, an Energy Economist and Political Risk Analyst, noted that the State could have put in place measures to ensure the security of the information amid calls for transparency. “The State could have provided those details to Parliament. A lot of these documents go to Parliament and I’m sure there is some confidentiality and some disclosure around that,” he remarked. He also criticized the lack of clarity in the government’s communication on the matter. “The problem is the communication around it; the government and the state agencies being forthright to us about what exactly they want to raise the money for, what the percentages are and how they are going to use the money for whatever investment they want to do.” Mr. Acheampong further noted that his estimates point to the royalty rights being valued between $1.6 billion and $3 billion “based on forecasts of production and gold price assumptions.”

    4. Government should delay the Agyapa minerals royalty agreement to allow broader consultation [Op-ed]. Ghana’s public space over the past fortnight has been pre-occupied with the debate on the mineral royalties investment agreement – herein called the ‘Agyapa Deal’.  There have been several calls by civil organisations, respected statesmen and ordinary citizens for government to hasten slowly on the ‘Agyapa Deal’.

    5. Theo Acheampong writes: Agyapa Royalties agreement must be delayed to allow for broader consultation. Ghana’s public space over the past fortnight has been pre-occupied with the debate on the mineral royalties investment agreement – herein called the ‘Agyapa Deal’.

    6. To Ghana government: Delay Agyapa minerals royalty agreement to allow broader consultation. Ghana’s public space over the past fortnight has been pre-occupied with the debate on the mineral royalties investment agreement – herein called the ‘Agyapa Deal’.  There have been several calls by civil organisations, respected statesmen and ordinary citizens for government to hasten slowly on the ‘Agyapa Deal’. 

Agyapa Deal: Finance Minister must provide projected figures –Dr. Acheampong – NewsFile (5-9-20)
Breaking Down the Agyapa Deal- Point of View

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