Energy think-thank, Institute for Energy Security (IES) has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to sack the three deputy ministers of Energy following the removal of the substantive minister, Boakye Agyarko over the
In a statement issued and signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, it said: "The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, by letter, dated 6th August 2018, relieved the Minister for Energy, Boakye Agyarko, of his position, with immediate effect."
Nana Addo has asked Boakye Agyarko to hand over his office to the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, who will act temporarily as Minister for Energy until a substantive appointment is made.
The Institute for Energy Security congratulating the president for sacking the minister said he [Boakye Agyarko] did not take the decision solely, therefore, his subordinates must be fired.
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Paa Kwasi Anamua Sakyi Executive Director, IES in a statement said "It is common knowledge that the Energy Minister, Mr. Boakye Agyarko doesn’t work alone. The Honorable Minister, in addition to his three deputies, worked with a 7-member committee comprised of representatives from the PURC, Ministry of Finance, VRA and the Attorney-General who recommended the Novation Amendment Agreement to the Minister who in turn forwarded same to the President.
"IES calls on the President to sack all the three Deputy Ministers of Energy, namely; Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam Anta (in charge of Petroleum), Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo (in charge of Power), and Hon. Joseph Cudjoe (in charge of Finance and Infrastructure). IES will be very shocked if any of these persons is given the opportunity to become the substantive Minister of Energy. We also ask that the Committee should not be left off the hook."
The AMERI power deal was signed in 2015 which was to supply 300MW to the national grid at the cost of $510 million.
Below is the full statement:
LOOK BEYOND BOAKYE AGYARKO ON THE AMERI DEAL, MR. PRESIDENT
Signed: Paa Kwasi Anamua Sakyi Executive Director, IES