September 8, 2013

Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon Emmanuel Agyarko Keremanteng has charged officials of the Ghana Gas Authority to come out and publicly tell Ghanaians the real truth on issues concerning the delayed Gas project, especially facts about sinking of the container that carried items for the project.

Following the sinking of a container carrying a consignment due to bad weather last week, including 34 fabricated plates valued at $2 6 million for the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage tank, off the coast of South Africa, the Ghana Gas Company has said it is likely not to begin commercial delivery of gas from the Atuabo Gas facility in January 2014 as officials expected.

The consignment, which also included some important accessories for the storage and condensing tank, is said to have sunk into the sea when the Chinese vessel Senghuang Song, on which it was being transported, was involved in an accident as a result of bad weather.

Also in the missing container were some essential tools for the hooking up and installation of vessels to transport gas from the facility.

However contributing to a discussion on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show on Monday, Hon. Emmanuel Keremanteng Agyarko who sounded unconvinced about issues relating to the ship stated that it has come to his realization that the ship never travelled the routes that authorities claimed it had.

He noted that it was about time government told Ghanaians the truth, the project lacks the needed capital injection to facilitate its completion.

‘’The issue is about the lack of money, we should tell ourselves the truth, if we have to hold on to the project and look for monies elsewhere it would be in the best interest of the country, I think Ghanaians deserve much better than we are getting now’’ Hon. Agyarko   said.

Kwadwo Anim/