Yesterday, I took off sometime to listen to discussions on JoyFM’s Newsfile show on the ongoing Agyapa Royalties transaction the Government of Ghana is seeking to undertake. Interesting to me however was how one of the concerns of the CSOs was cursorily tossed off the discussions. This regards the matter of Beneficial Ownership. In his queries, the host, Sampson Lardi Anyenini, questioned Imani’s Bright Simons on any proof they had of Beneficial Ownership. He wanted to know this because the Deputy Finance Minister, Adu Boahene, who was also on the show, explained that the Government of Ghana was going to be 100% shareholder of Agyapa, following which 49% shares will be shed off in an IPO on a UK exchange to raise an amount of $500million; where shares could be purchased by interested investors.