NPP Committee report on AMERI power deal political - John Jinapor

John Jinapor said the committee’s report is inaccurate and political.

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A 17-member ministerial committee inaugurated by the Minister of Energy Boakye Agyarko on February 1, 2017  and was tasked to probe the controversial AMERI Power Agreement, questionably procured by the previous government through sole-sourcing, has concluded that the deal was not only grossly unfair to the interest of Ghana, but could also be considered as fraud.

According to the committee’s report, AMERI Energy plant have no license to operate in Ghana.

The report added "The Committee recommends that Ameri Energy should be invited back to the negotiation table to address and remedy the issues enumerated in this report and for GoG to aim to claw back a substantial portion of the over $150 million commission. In the event that Ameri Energy refuses to come to the negotiation table, GoG should repudiate the Agreement on the grounds of fraud."

The chairman  of the committee recommended that the "Government of Ghana should repudiate the Agreement on the grounds of fraud" since Ameri Energy refused to come to the negotiation table.

AMERI was tasked to build the power plants, own and operate it for 5years before finally transferring it to the government of Ghana at a total cost of $510m.

Information about the power deal government signed with AMERI group emerged that previous government has been on the defensive.

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However, John Jinapor said the committee’s report is inaccurate and political.

In an interview on Accra-based Neat FM he said "The paper that even published the report is affiliated to the NPP so you shouldn’t be surprised because it’s a bit political and jaundiced. I am not aware of any committee and none of the committee members called me or my boss [Dr Kwabena Donkor] then for interrogations. I don’t know where this report is coming from. Its inaccurate."

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