He reported he had the urge to demolish the resort once more if he could reverse the hand of time.
“If time had been reversible, I would do it once more and yet again and I would consider alongside their new gargantuan buildings in the watercourses. The structures ended up described by his personal respectable, legislation-abiding neighbours,” he mentioned.
The resort was pulled down by the military less than the looking at eyes of metropolis authorities on April 12, 1999.
Insiders then experienced intimated that the demolition was the end result of political dissimilarities among the proprietor, Alhaji Yusif and Jerry Rawlings.
Owners of the Pier Hotel subsequently dragged the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to court docket for wrongful motion but only following the Rawlings-led Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) experienced still left the political scene in the wake of their electoral defeat in 2000.
Alhaji Yusif then demanded $28,944,000 for the price of the setting up in addition to accrued interest for eight a long time, right before settling on $12 million on what he explained as a nominal quantity.
Rawlings speaks at June 4
Rawlings addressing supporters to climax the 40th anniversary of the June 4 Rebellion on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Nungua, he claimed Alhaji Ibrahim “is in no situation to forgive any person or anything at all, not even the bush rat in his hometown. God had practically nothing to do with unlawful structures neither did he have anything to do with implementing the legislation. Governments surface to workout no restraint when it comes to breaking down poor people’s buildings in watercourses or unauthorised spots.”
Alhaji Yusif forgives Rawlings
The thriving trader cum entrepreneur, Alhaji Yusif Ibrahim before explained he has forgiven Rawlings beneath whose administration his $5 million hotel was demolished.
In his autobiography, he narrated how Rawlings demolished his plush resort in 1999.
He explained “I am not offended with Rawlings. I am never angry with anyone. I know that regardless of what comes about to me is decided by God, or God says it will occur. So I do not have everything towards Rawlings. I’ve no decision but to forgive him the Quran suggests we ought to forgive and ignore.”
The business magnate, Alhaji Yusif Ibrahim who owns a amount of companies that operate below the Dara Salam Team of Providers talking about the issue publicly for the to start with time in almost 20 yrs in an interview on the Good Evening Ghana on Metro Tv set, stated he has prolonged forgiven Rawlings for demolition his hotel.