Charged! Sack Kwabena Donkor; Deputy AG over AMERI deal - AFAG

In a statement released on Thursday, the Group said "The contract is ridiculous. It put all obligation on the people of Ghana and at no cost to Ameri.

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The Alliance for Accountable Governance(AFAG) has expressed disgust at government for the power deal it signed with AMERI Energy.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Group said "The contract is ridiculous. It put all obligation on the people of Ghana and at no cost to Ameri. Indeed the only obligation of Ameri is the cost of transport from the port to the installation site. The contract is not traditional of BOOT where normally the private entity will invest, generate returns and hand over appropriately when the period is due."

Information about a bad power deal government signed with Ameri group have emerged and government has been on the defensive since the story broke.

It has been revealed by a Norwegian newspaper, VG, that one Umar Farooq who signed the deal with the power minister and the deputy attorney general Dominic Ayene is a criminal who is wanted by Swiss and Norwegian authorities.

The Power Ministry in a statement has denied all the issues raised by VG a Norwegian newspaper on the deal with government.

However, AFAG, believes "the level of corruption embedded in this worst contract of all times is too worrisome. It simply does not make sense for Ghanaians to be slapped with electricity tariff increase over over 60% only to uncover that we are been made to finance rogue trading."

Below is the full statement:

It is with pain that the Alliance for Accountable Governance(AFAG) writes to express our utter disgust at Ghana's worst contract of all times. We are disappointed in the minister of energy(Dr Kwabena Donkor) and the deputy attorney general(Hon Dominic Ayine) who signed and witnessed this contract respectively.

The contract is ridiculous. It put all obligation on the people of Ghana and at no cost to Ameri. Indeed the only obligation of Ameri is the cost of transport from the port to the installation site. The contract is not traditional of BOOT where normally the private entity will invest,generate returns and hand over appropriately when the period is due. AFAG's legal team is studying bit by by every provision in the contract. We look forward to a serial explanation on the contract to Ghanaians come January followed by mass actions.

This not withstanding,we are appalled by the parliamentary scrutiny of the contract.Ghanaians have been short changed. The level of corruption embedded in this worst contract of all times is too worrisome. It simply does not make sense for Ghanaians to be slapped with electricity tariff increase over over 60% only to uncover that we are been made to finance rogue trading.

We can assure the good people of Ghana that, in spite of the holidays ahead, this dastardly issue will not be made to rest. Come January AFAG will hold a series of press conferences and subsequently press forward for mass actions across the the 10 regions of the country to get Ghanaians informed about the effect of this scandal and the subsequent action of the president.

Woyome's scandal is non-comparable to this Ameri energy scandal. This is about 15Woyome. No way!

We call on the president to come clean on this issue with a series of actions. On the immediate we expect the president to fire the minister of energy and the deputy AG.

God save Ghana.

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