The opposition National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for North Tongue Constituency, Honorable Samuel Okudjato Ablakwa has published another details on his recent corruption allegations of acquisition of state lands by Heaven Builders Limited which he described as ‘Heaven Scandal Part three’.
In a Facebook post on Friday night, October 6 2023, the Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament stated that his mission is to protect the country’s treasured prime Airport lands from an ‘unscrupulous looting brigade’.
“As a parliamentary hooligan as someone calls us — I decided to carry out further due diligence on the now infamous Heaven Builders Limited — the company on the verge of receiving 62.14 acres out of the remaining 93 acres of plush Airport land valued in excess of US$248million”.Samuel Okudjato Ablakwa
The North Tongue Member of Parliament alleged that his checks revealed that the office address which was provided in incorporation documents at the Office of the Registrar by the Heaven Builders Limited is completely an abandoned structure.
He indicated that the neglected building has been overgrown with weeds and was unmistakably a ‘standout rickety structure’ on the Tema Street.
“So earlier today, I embarked on a journey to physically check out the two office addresses which have been provided by directors of Heaven Builders Limited in official documents. The first office address which is provided in incorporation documents at the Office of the Registrar of Companies is: House Number F 17, Site 4, Community 1, Near Mary Mother of God Church, Tema.
When I arrived at this particular address at 11:30am, I was shocked to see a very ugly dilapidated residential structure which appears abandoned for many years. The decrepit structure was in a state of ruin and total disrepair”.Samuel Okudjato Ablakwa
According to the avid legislator upon his arrival at the location of the address, a ‘squatter in a shacky boys quarters’ told him the building had been abandoned for more than a decade.
Mr Ablakwa believes it is obvious some sleazy characters with fraudulent intentions deliberately misled public officials at the Office of the Registrar of Companies with such a dubious non-existent office address.
“He has been squatting for some 7 years and throughout the period, the structure had never been used for an office as misrepresented in the incorporation documents of Heaven Builders”.Samuel Okudjato Ablakwa
Ablakwa Alleges Heaven Builders Limited Second Address Is Also A Scam
The Honorable Samuel Okudjato Ablakwa further asserted that the second address of the Heaven Builders office which was contained on the company’s letterhead that demanded for the 62.14 acres and lease extension from 45 years to 99 years is ‘a scam’.
“The second Heaven Builders office address was contained on the letterhead used for their audacious recent counteroffer demanding 62.14 acres and a lease extension from 45 years to 99 years. The letterhead indicates — Office Location: 380 Kwame Nkrumah Avenue. P. O. Box 3566, Accra-North. It is instructive that this address is different from what they presented at the Office of the Registrar of Companies. This second address is another scam”.Samuel Okudjato Ablakwa
According Mr. Ablakwa a thorough search of all the buildings at 380 Kwame Nkrumah Avenue did not produce Heaven Builders address.
He further alleged that Heaven Builders which claims it is capable of raising US$85million for the Ghana Airports Company Limited does not have an office, and does not run a website either despite stating in official documents that its website is: www.heavenbuilders.com.gh.
According to the legislator this emerges as another fraudulent claim as that URL simply doesn’t exist.
“380 Kwame Nkrumah Avenue is at the heart of central Accra’s bustling commercial enclave. It is near Tudu and Kantamanto. Notable edifices on that street include Cocobod, SSNIT and NIB. On the other side of that street is the ever conspicuous Greater Accra Police Regional Headquarters. The brigands and mosstroopers behind Heaven Builders seem very bold but not the least sophisticated.Samuel Okudjato Ablakwa
He expressed his shock of how a company which does not have a verifiable address could secured such a lucrative US$248milion offer of Ghana’s most treasured prime land.
Mr. Ablakwa stressed that individuals involved in such a fraudulent deal shall be made to face the full rigorous of the law at the appropriate time.