Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh- Dompreh
November 14, 2021

 Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh- Dompreh said he is not convinced with answers given my Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh on the reasons why prepaid meters worth 40 million dollars almost six years down the line have not been put into use and the container is still at the port.

According to him he has filed an urgent question because some investigations have been done by The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and forwarded to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Department.

At a press conference just after the Minister answered the question on the floor of the House, he urged the media in Parliament to be interested in this particular issue, “I am not going to waiver my interest in this matter, I would get to the bottom of this matter. It happened in 2016 and I am not suddenly interested in this matter, I have been following it for the past two years conducting my own investigation. I know the speaker has admitted this urgent question it would come to the floor, the only delay would be the presentation of the budget after the presentation of the budget I know that question would be taken”, he said.

The Nsawam-Adoagyiri lawmaker told members of the Parliamentary Press Corps that he would take issues one after the other and further pointed out that it is an issue of transparency and how public office is run and being accountable to the people.

“We hold in trust public funds, and if this were individual funds, we would be asking to enter into such a contract, close to six years no one has verified what is in the container at the port, it is a big matter we have to get to the bottom of this matter”.

Again, he noted that he does not just speak for the sake of it, and he has checked from the AG’s department and they have confirmed that EOCO has a report before them and they are preparing for prosecution.

“Some of you should go to the port and investigate if some containers are there with meters or not and if it has been verified”.

“If all of the members of the Majority MPs deject me on this matter, I would still go after it and I would not rest until I get to the bottom of this matter”, he assured.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/