A Sekondi High Court in the Western Region will on Friday deliver judgement in the case in which five Members of Parliament (MPs) are praying the court to remove a restriction the government had imposed on further expansion of oil and gas facilities at the Takoradi Port.
Parliament had on July 17 this year, approved an agreement between the Government and Lonrho Ports - a British company - for the development of an Oil and Gas Freeport at Atuabo in the region.
Clause 7 of the said agreement bars Takoradi Port from further expanding its facilities for oil and gas until Lonrho has built its Freeport, recovered all its costs and made enough profit.
The agreement further bars all persons or companies from building any oil and gas port facilities in the entire region until Lonrho has recovered its investment and made its profit.
However, the five MPs insist the restriction imposed on a national facility like the Takoradi port is unlawful, arguing in their affidavit that the restriction offends Section 5 of the Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority Act and consequently prayed the court to remove the restriction.
The case has generated so much interest in the region and beyond.
Earlier in a statement, counsel for the MPs, said he was optimistic the restriction imposed on the Takoradi Port would be removed on Friday.