AMERI deal goes back to parliament after another gov’t review

AMERI deal goes back to parliament after another gov’t review

Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu

The AMERI power deal negotiated by ex-president John Dramani Mahama in 2015 will receive the blessing of Parliament after the current government reviewed it for the second time.

The deal formed part of the then government’s measures to address the erratic power supply in the country at the time.

It was negotiated on the basis of BOOT (Build, Operate, Own, and Transfer) but the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described the agreement as a bad deal for the country.

The then Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko had gone to Parliament to seek approval for the agreement which was revised by the Ministry extending the duration but he lost his job in the end after it was revealed that the President had not sanctioned it.

But the deal is going to the House again, Energy Minister John Peter Amewu has revealed.

“There is totally nothing on the Ameri. We have completed the Ameri issue. The Ameri was renegotiated, it was brought back here to this very house, parliament and you know the generators, of course, were very happy with that agreement so Ameri has been renegotiated and very soon Ameri is coming back to the house of government by the time we finish payment,” the Minister disclosed.

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