Akufo-Addo boots out Energy Minister over controversial AMERI deal

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President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sacked the Energy Minister Mr Boakye Agyarko for what is believed to be a total lack of satisfaction with his handling of the AMERI deal.

Reports claim Mr Agyarko was removed because Akufo-Addo was unhappy with his handling of an agreement to extend an existing five-year deal with United Arab Emirates-based AMERI Energy to operate a 300MW emergency power plant.

He is to hand over duties to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amew until a new appointment is made, the statement said.

The official press release by the government

Then renewal of this deal has caused massive outrage and outpouring of scorn by all and sundry due to the massive price tag of more than half a billion dollars.

More updates will follow.

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