- Power ministry has been warned against cancelling the AMERI deal
- This follows earlier plans by the NPP to throw away this contract describing it as “stinking”
- The attorney general described the AMERI deal as “clean”
The attorney general of Ghana, Gloria Akuffo, has issued a warning to the ministry of energy against plans to terminate the $510 million AMERI deal which was signed under the Mahama administration.
In an extensive memo signed by the attorney general, the ministry was warned that terminating this contract could result in so many disturbing judgement debt cases.
Starr FM has shared portions of this report by the attorney general who described the AMERI deal by Mahama as “clean” and “valid”.
“For the GoG to extricate itself from the highly unfavourable BOOT agreement without paying damages and or penalties to AMERI, there is a need to demonstrate that the agreement was procured by illegal means either through fraud or corruption or in breach of the PPA: however, for GoG to make such claims it is imperative to gather sufficient relevant evidence to establish whether or not the BOOT agreement is tainted by fraud or corruption.”
This explosive response by the attorney general brings rest months of heated debates between the minority NDC and majority NDC over claims that the AMERI deal was corrupt and the price inflated.
In fact the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) while in opposition described the agreement as a “stinking deal” which will be re-looked at when it assumes power. A 17-member committee established by the Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko advised the government to renegotiate the $510m power deal with UAE-based AMERI energy after a report revealed it was over-priced by $150million.
The former power minister, Kwabena Donkor had earlier warned government against the act of cancelling the contract. Checks show that the AMERI deal, secured under the Mahama administration, exceeds the 150 million dollars charged government by registered Turkish company, PPR.
The AMERI deal was secured in the wake of Ghana’s looming power crisis under the leadership of the then power minister, Kwabena Agyapong. But the finance minister was convulsed to resign his position especially as the proper management of Ghana’s power crisis never came out as planned.
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