January 15, 2019

Minority in Parliament has expressed disappointment in the Ministry of Energy’s attempt of deceiving Ghanaians in believing that there is a new discovery of five hundred fifty million barrels of oil by Aker Energy.

According to the ranking member of Energy and Mines, Adam Mutawakilu in a statement indicated that action and inaction of government have resulted in a loss opportunity for the country to earn money.

He called on government to explain to Ghanaians why Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) did not exercise the option to acquire ten percent share in Hess block.

In addition why is Aker Energy not required to bring in a local partner as LUKOIL did when it acquired its shares in the Hess Block?

“Where is the forty seven million dollars (US$ 47m) approved by Parliament and subsequently transferred to GNPC?”

The Minority is demanding that all well meaning Ghanaians, including the Institute for Energy Security (IES), the African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP), and the Natural Resources Governance Institute to assist Ghanaians in demanding accountability from Government with respect to the subject matter.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com