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Government on Thursday, 6th December, 2018, withrew the controversial Africa and Middle East Resources Investment (Ameri Energy) agreement from Parliament and replaced it with a renegotiated agreement.
The Minister for Energy, John Peter Amewu, who withrew the agreement on behalf of the government, indicated to Parliament that there was the need for the old agreement to be withrawn since the government has managed to reach a new deal with Ameri Energy.
The Renegotiated and Enhanced Terms of the Build Own, Operate and Transfer Agreement between the Government of Ghana and the Africa and Middle East Resources Investment Group Llc (Ameri Energy) for the installation of ten GE TM 2500+ aero derivative gas turbines, operate, maintain transfer and provision of support services was referred to a joint Committee of Energy and Finance.
The withrawn Ameri deal is the source of controversy that led to the removal of the former Minister of Energy, Boakye Egyarko from office.
He was sacked by the President for allegedly supervising a rather worse deal in an attempt to renegotiate a deal entered into by the erstwhile Mahama led government which the new government claimed to be fraudulent.
Source: Clement Akoloh/Africanewsradio.com