Transporting Ameri Plant: We’ll ensure value for money – NAPO
Energy Minister Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has downplayed claims the government will cough out $35,000.00 to transport the Ameri Power Plant from Aboadze to
There were reports suggesting that government is spending a whopping $35,000.00 to transport the Ameri Power Plant to Kumasi.
Joseph Yamin who speaks for the National Democratic Congress questioned whether the government will be using the fuel from heaven to transport the plant.
He described the amount being mentioned as a criminal move to steal money from the state.
But addressing Parliament, the Energy Minister said no contract has yet been signed with Mytilineos SA, the company the Volta River Authority (VRA) is currently engaged in negotiations with towards a contract for the relocation of the Ameri Power Plant from Aboadze to Kumasi.
He said government will certainly ensure there is value for money and will work in the interest of the Republic of Ghana in the negotiation.
Read Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh’s Statement Here
Earlier today, I answered questions in Parliament on the cost of the Ameri Plant Relocation Project and related matters.
I indicated without equivocation that, no contract has yet been signed with Mytilineos SA, the company the Volta River Authority (VRA) is currently engaged in negotiations with towards a contract for the relocation of the Ameri Power Plant from Aboadze to Kumasi. On this basis, stated that, it will be premature to put out any figure as negotiations are still on-going.
I assured the House that the Ministry is providing the necessary support and guidance to the VRA to ensure that the interest of the Republic of Ghana is upheld in this particular negotiation.
In line with the dictates of transparency, accountability and good governance, we shall ensure value for money and seek all requisite and statutory approvals to achieve Government’s objective of improving Power Supply in the Middle and Northern Sector of the Country.