Parliament will today, December 2 be summoning officials of the Ghana National Petroleum Authority (GNPC) as the Mines and Energy Commission questions officials over the controversial payment of ex-gratia to former executives.
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation(GNPC) is reported to have agreed to the approved payment of ex-gratia to former chief executive, Tsatsu Tsikata and four others including Nana Boakye Asafu-Adjaye (Ag. Chief Executive); Mr. Benjamin Dagadu (Field Evaluation and Development Manager); and Ms. Esther Cobbah (Public Affairs Manager) stating the delay in the payments was due to specific managerial circumstances.
A statement by the company which was leaked by Minority spokesperson on Energy, K.T Hammond explained reasons for the payments.
In the meantime, one of the former executives, Esther Cobbah denied receiving payments as she rather insisted the Corporation owed her for the services she provided.