Energy think tank, Institute of Energy Security (IES) has described the controversial renegotiated Ameri deal as “dubious.”
The deal has been a subject of controversy following an executive approval and the agreement being subsequently sent to parliament for approval.
President Akufo-Addo gave approval for the management of the Ameri power plant to be transferred to Mytilineous International Trading Company.
It has however emerged that President Akufo-Addo was allegedly misled by the Energy Minister, Boarkye Agyarko to approve the deal.
Civil society groups and the minority in parliament have all called on government to take a second look at the deal.
Speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise Morning show on Monday, with host, Winston Amoah, research analyst at the IES, Mikdad Mohammed, said, “the deal is a dubious deal, full of cooked figures and not anything realistic.”
On minority’s role in the entire saga, he noted that the minority has failed in putting government on its toes, and that the minority could have done more research to ensure due diligence is done.
“What they did was just to agree with the majority that there was a need for PURC approval, there was a need for the AG to give her opinion, there was a need for the Finance Minister to give approval of it in line with the Public Financial Management Act.”
There have been calls for the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko to resign following the issues arising from the Ameri deal.
By Barikisu Lamile Lamptey| 3news.com| Ghana