Oppong Nkrumah praised the barrage of critics who welcomed the new agreement, saying the deal is not conclusive and the government is still doing it.
Last week, the House suspended the review of the agreement until the Minister of Energy handed over four key documents, including an audit of the bill. value for money on the new agreement. Outside the minority, other civil society groups questioned the details of the agreement.
In the new agreement, the government claims that the new agreement will save the country a whopping $ 400 million over a 15-year period. ] Under this agreement, a new company – Mytilineous International Trading Company will take over the management of the Ameri power plants for 15 years. The new company has offered to pay Ameri an amount of $ 52,160,560.00, the government paying the 39 million A Dubai-based company so that they can do without the deal completely.
But the agreement has been criticized by the African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP). The policy think tank says the new deal is worse than the one originally signed by the NDC.
The think tank does not understand why the government will seek to extend the contractual agreement to 15 years of the first five years.
The minority in Parliament insists that their agreement is much better. Minority spokesperson on energy Adams Mutawakilu said the deal will make Ghana pay double the amount of the initial contract to AMERI. [19659002ItistheassertionofgovernmentsthatthenewagreementwillallowMongoliatosave$400million
The minority and ACEP say that the government must withdraw the current agreement in Parliament.Among the media, on Tuesday, Oppong Nkrumah said the The agreement is not conclusive.
"The agreement goes through a process of examining a proposal that has been received.The proposal essentially consists in innovating and modifying what we call the whole Ameri structure.
"It has been tabled before one of the branches of government and, as you know, the Parliament is validating the figures submitted to us."
"What I can tell you, c & # 39; is that in the end all that will be done should be in the country's interest, "he said.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah also denied the allegations of former President John Mahama Joyce Bawa Mogtari that the salary of the former president is late.
According to him, the former president was paid his ex-gratia, all arrears of his salary dating from July 18 2018.
I have no problem with that, "he said.