- Ace Anan Ankomah has described the sacking of the energy minister as suspicious
- According to the lawyer, there is something awkward about the dismissal of Mr. Boakye Agyarko
Respected legal practitioner Ace Ankomah says the sacking of Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, by President Akufo-Addo “doesn’t add up”.
In a Facebook post, the lawyer suggested that there could be more to the energy minister’s dismissal than the public knows.
Mr. Agyarko was dismissed from his post on Monday over the renegotiation of the controversial Ameri deal.
A statement signed by head of communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin, said the decision is “in the best interest of the country and his administration”.
The John Mahama administration in 2015 signed a contract with Africa and Middle East Resources Investment Group (AMERI) Energy, to rent the 300MW of emergency power from AMERI.
However, the Nana Addo government was not enthused by the deal and described it as a rip off, while accusing the NDC government of shortchanging the nation.
However, in renegotiating the AMERI deal, it has been reported that the President was “misled” by the energy minister in giving his approval.
This, many believe, is the reason behind the President Akufo-Addo’s decision to wield the axe on his energy minister.
But speaking on the subject, Ace Ankomah said something about the whole dismissal does not add up.
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“I can’t place my finger on it, but something about this sacking doesn’t add up,” the private legal practitioner and political activist posted on Facebook.
Meanwhile, the vice chairman of the Volta River Authority (VRA) senior staff association has lauded the President’s decision to sack the energy minister.
According to him, Mr. Agyarko did not engage key stakeholders including the VRA in renegotiating the deal.
Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, he said: “Most people who were involved in this business were not consulted, VRA senior staff, there are other stakeholders in this business, ministry of finance, Attorney General…VRA specifically was not consulted fully, so that is the end result.”
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