June 29, 2021

Former Minister for Power under John Dramani Mahama’s administration, Dr. Kwabena Donkor said he played no role in the $170million US dollars judgement debt incurred by the state in the Ghana Power Generation Company (GPGC) power deal.

The judgement debt as determined by the court was for wrongful termination of the contract.

According to him the Attorney General and Minister of Justices’ comments that the deal was bad was born out of malice and ignorance.

“We had the cheapest and lowest tariffs, it has a shorter duration of four years, it was the only agreement that did not require Government of Ghana security, so how bad can this be. You were all in parliament when the Minister of Finance came here to say that for four years, we had paid about nine hundred million dollars for excess capacity”.

In an interview with members of the parliamentary press corps he pointed out that he is not worried about the comments from the AG that there would be an investigation into the deal, adding that he acted in the best national interest.

And if anybody disagrees with him, the person has the right to investigate it. “AG as the number one lawyer, you do not sit on national radio and try to intimidate people like me, I cannot be intimidated, they should explain why they terminated the contract?”.

In addition, the arbitration panel in London said the termination was wrong, “if the AG want me to go to the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) they are professionals there and not political foot soldiers, I have been to the CID headquarters several times”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com