Thursday 22 August, 2019

VID: Sir Assad Haloute issues warning to Blue Horizon Hotel developers

Chairman and Founder of Chefette Restaurants Limited, Sir Assad John Haloute as he made his impassioned contribution to Thursday evening's townhall meeting at the Accra Beach Resort

Chairman and Founder of Chefette Restaurants Limited, Sir Assad John Haloute as he made his impassioned contribution to Thursday evening's townhall meeting at the Accra Beach Resort

Tempers flared and voices were raised late Thursday evening, into the night as hundreds turned out to the Accra Beach Hotel and Resort for a town hall meeting on the proposed re-development of the Blue Horizon Hotel in Rockley Christ Church.

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Chief among them speaking out in opposition the multimillion-dollar projects which proposes to demolish the decade old hotel property and rebuild a new ultra modern facility, and also construct a beach club facility on waterside was Chairman and Founder of Chefette Restaurants Limited, Sir Assad John Haloute.

“You are behaving like it is a done deal . . . It ain’t done yet.  I think [you] are very boldfaced . . . the way they’re behaving, if they don’t get [to build the beach club] they won’t build the hotel.  Then doan build the ******* hotel then,” he told the developers, which includes Bjorn Bjerkham of JADA Limited to throngs of applause.

Hosted by developers, Blue Tourism Inc., the largest of the conference rooms at Accra was packed with little to no breathing room for a standing room only audience which included Minister of Transport and Works, and Member of Parliament for the constituency - Christ Church West Dr William Duguid, Member of Parliament for the neighbouring constituency - Christ Church South Ralph Thorne, Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Public Affairs, Senator Lucille Moe, Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley, Barbados’ CARICOM Ambassador and Pan Africanist David Comissiong, cultural ambassador Anthony 'Mighty Gabby’ Carter, officials from the Town and Country Development Planning Office, residents and business owners from in and around the areas surrounding the hotel.

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