The Managing Editor of the Daily Dispatch Newspaper and Pollster, Ben Ephson has charged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to sack appointees involved in the controversial renegotiated
He said it is an embarrassment for the president to be misled on national issues.
Reports indicate that Nana Addo had been misled to believe that Africa and Middle East Resources Investment (AMERI) Group and the government of Ghana had assessed the deal thoroughly for him to approve the deal pending parliamentary approval.
But he [Nana Addo] has rescinded his decision to endorse the new energy deal with AMERI.
Speaking on News File on Accra-based Joy FM, Ben Ephson said appointees who misled him must be sacked.
"He must let heads roll, the appointees who misled him he must sack them, the influence peddlers who went around lying he didn’t appoint them. He must name and shame them," he said.
Under the revised agreement, a new company, Mytilineous International Trading Company, will take over the management of the AMERI power plant for 15 years.
In addition, the company has offered to pay AMERI an amount of $52,160,560, with the government paying the remaining $39 million to the Dubai-based AMERI Energy to wash its hands off the deal entirely.
Ben Ephson speaking on the development said "Anybody who saw the President in chambers the shame is on him to admit, he’s admitted he’s done well. If he decides not to sack anybody, name and shame all those who misled him then he himself is part of it."
The AMERI power deal was signed in 2015 at the peak of the nation's power country under the Mahama administration.
The deal was to supply 300MW to the national grid at the cost of $510 million.