October 23, 2017

Minority in Parliament has indicated that it will go ahead with its plans to boycott deliberations on the Mines and Energy committee on an urgent motion, filed to reverse the AMERI power agreement.

It is as a result of a motion to withdraw 2015 AMERI deal, which was not debated on the floor before being sent to the committee.

Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa K T Hammond, brought the question before the House.

Ranking member on Mines and Energy Adams Mutawakilu in an interview with ghanamps.com noted that, the Minority does not want government to use parliament as the back door to rescind decisions that were reached between the government and the company involved.

Mr. Mutawakilu further stressed that, K.T. Hammond does not have the standing to use Parliament to rescind the $510 million agreement with AMERI.

“Once government approves an agreement without indicating in the approval that they still have a say in respect to the recession, Parliament cannot come later to rescind it. So we believe that, Parliament has no hands, and K.T Hammond cannot use Parliament to rescind a decision that has been approved, and based on that we will not take part,” he said.

K.T. Hammond, who was the ranking member of the Energy Committee of Parliament in 2015 when the deal was approved, filed an urgent motion seeking to reverse the deal because of his position that the deal was suspicious.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamp.com