The new Ghanaian administration has described the $510 million contract between Ghana, Africa and Middle East Resources Investment (AMERI) Group as a “stinker.”
A high profile personality at the Jubilee House told starfmonline.com that the NPP government after studying the Transition Report, thinks “it is a stinking deal.”
The Ameri Group was contracted by the John Mahama-led administration to supply gas turbines to Ghana.
It has emerged that Ghana paid $290 million to Ameri, $70 million more than it should for the $220 million power generators.
An in-depth investigation into the deal by Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang (VG) in December 2015 alleged the NDC government paid more than the actual price for the turbines on the international market.
The economic management team of the new administration has deliberated over the deal and has the blessing of President Akufo-Addo to review the “stinking contract.”
“We can save Ghana a lot if we are able to get the right things done with this particular contract. It’s quite sad and after reviewing it, if we find out that some officials are culpable of any criminality we’ll allow the law to take its course,” the source at the presidency remarked.
“There are aspects of the deal which are not public and that also contribute to the high cost of electricity in this country. Once we are able to fix some of these things, the ordinary Ghanaian will begin to feel some reprieve.”