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Akufo-Addo govt’s renaming of Ameri plant a fraudulent move – Minority

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The Minority Caucus in Parliament has pledged to launch an investigation into the government’s $38 million relocation of the Ameri power plant to Kumasi if they emerge victorious in the 2024 elections.

This announcement comes following the Volta River Authority’s commissioning of the Kumasi 1 Thermal Power Plant (K1TPP), formerly known as the Ameri Power Plant, as shared in a recent Facebook post.

During an appearance on the Face to Face show on Citi TV, Edward Bawa, a member of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, raised concerns over the increased relocation cost from an initial estimate of $24 million to $38 million. He criticized the move as fraudulent, suggesting that the government is attempting to deceive the public with the rebranding of the power plant.

Bawa highlighted the political implications of the renaming of the power plant, suggesting that it is a strategic move by the government to project an image of development in the Ashanti Region. By rebranding the Ameri power plant as the Kumasi 1 Thermal Power Plant, they aim to create the impression of progress and investment in the region.

The opposition is adamant about exposing what they perceive as deceitful tactics by the government, with Bawa emphasizing the importance of transparency and accountability in such matters.

The Minority Caucus believes that the relocation of the power plant warrants further scrutiny, and they are committed to uncovering the truth behind the seemingly inflated costs and questionable rebranding of the facility.

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