The statements made by Sam Nartey George, the member of parliament for Ningo Prampram, that the real estate industry in Ghana is used as a means of money laundering have drawn harsh criticism from the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA).
In reaction to these accusations, the group has said that it finds the MP’s comments offensive.
GREDA vigorously refutes the allegations and argues that it works closely with significant organizations like the Financial Intelligence Center (FIC) and the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO).
“We wish to inform Sam George that we work closely with EOCO/ FIC (Financial Intelligence Centre) as well as other parallel state agencies in their work as implementers of the Anti-Money Laundering Law, AML (Act 749) as amended. We continue to engage and collaborate with them by way of numerous workshops and seminars for GREDA members to build our capacity and ensure compliance with the law” the statement issued by GREDA Executive Council stated.
They also work together with other parallel state institutions to implement Act 749, the Anti-Money Laundering Law, which is also known as the AML.
The lawmaker’s immediate and unconditional apology for making such statements without supporting evidence is therefore demanded by GREDA.
In addition, they want him to repudiate the remarks he made during the Joy News program News File.
“We demand an immediate unqualified apology and retraction of this unfortunate statement within 7 days of this press statement”.
Read the full statement below: