December 17, 2015

A group calling itself Pressure Group Citizen Ghana Movement has filed a suit against the Power Minister , Attorney General, and the Speaker of Parliament over the contentious AMERI power deal.

Nana Akwasi Awuah, Lawyer for the pressure group, has said the legal action brought against the Power Ministry is to compel it to provide them with a copy of the signed contract and a due diligence report.

“The suit is being brought at the instance of the citizen Ghana Movement…You know in the past few days there has been a controversy concerning the Ameri contract which the government of Ghana signed with Ameri energy. The Power Ministry statement bears more questions than a soft to give answer to the issues raised therein.”

“In the action, the relief that we are seeking are that the Power Minister furnishes the applicant with a copy of the signed report together with the due diligence report that was done on the contract.

Meanwhile, AMERI, the UAE-based company fronting the controversial power deal with the Government of Ghana is also likely to file legal suit against the Norwegian newspaper, VG, for what it claims is false publication made on its agreement with Ghana.

There have been reports of inflation and malfeasance regarding the contract sum that was agreed on in the AMERI power deal.

Investigations by two Norwegian newspaper, has revealed the country may have been shortchanged in the deal.