AMERI DEAL:COPEC joins calls for Energy Minister to be sacked

By Hagar Ofosua

Pressure keeps mounting on President Akufo Addo to sack the Energy minister, Boakye Agyarko, over the AMERI deal. Latest to join in the call is the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, (COPEC). 

Under the new agreement, a new company, Mytilineous International Trading Company, will take over the management of the AMERI power plant for 15 years.

The new company has offered to pay AMERI an amount of $52,160,560, with the government paying the remaining $39 million to the Dubai-based AMERI Energy to wash its hands off the deal entirely.

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According to the Duncan Amoah, Executive Director of COPEC, but for the diligence of civil society, the country would have incurred some additional cost in signing the AMERI deal. In an interview on Accra-based Starr FM, monitored by PrimeNewsGhana, he noted,

President Akufo-Addo on July 20, 2018, approved the new and revised AMERI power deal.

The Minority in Parliament then raised serious concerns about the 'revised deal', saying, Ghana will suffer more under the new agreement.

Moments after the concerns were raised, sources close to the Office of the President said the revised Ameri deal would be canceled due to claims that President Akufo-Addo was misled in signing the deal.

 Meanwhile, the VRA staff is also calling for the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko to be sacked.

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