Power Crisis Parliament Summons Kwabena Donkor, Seth Tekper

Mr Seth Terkper and Kwabena Donkor were summoned by parliament to brief the House of a power purchase agreement.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Parliament has summoned Power Minister, Dr Kwabena Donkor and Finance Minister, Mr Seth Terkper to brief the House on the power purchase agreement between the Electricity Company of Ghana and Karpowership Company for the deployment of 45o megawatts of power.

The summon follows concerns raised by members of the House on the agreement and whether or not it requires parliamentary approval.

Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin moved the proposal on the floor asking the House to investigate the power purchase agreement because it lacked Constitutional backing.

He contended that the $100 million Government guarantee for the ECG’s 50 million dollars counterpart funding of the agreement needed parliamentary scrutiny and approval in accordance with Article 181 (5) and (6) of the 1992 Constitution.

The MP said government must not be allowed to go ahead with the deal until it is fully scrutinised and due diligence is done.

He said the House will consider a court action if government fails to brief members on the deal.

“If government remains adamant we will take the matter to the Supreme Court because we must not encourage government to breach the constitution,” he stated.

First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ebo Barton Oduro who presided over proceedings at the time, directed that the Minister of Finance be invited to brief the House on the contents of the agreement and make copies available to the House for perusal.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Mike Oquaye Ghana's Speaker of Parliament is a "big fool" - Sekou Nkrumahbullet
2 REGSEC Coordinator Attack Delta Force Leader apologises to Nana Addo...bullet
3 AMERI Power Plant NPP reveals more fishy deal on AMERIbullet
4 Cars for MDA's Prez Nana Addo halts purchase of new vehicles...bullet
5 Ghana's Legal System Judicial integrity badly damaged by Anas...bullet
6 Pension Pay 40 former MPs drag govt to court over pension paybullet
7 AMERI Power Plant NPP Committee report on AMERI power deal...bullet
8 AMERI Power Plant Here is the full report on the $510m...bullet
9 Sad News Thunder kills prophetess at Assin Fosubullet
10 Attack Security Coordinator Police arrest lead member...bullet

Top Videos

1 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day - Asiedu Nketiabullet
2 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa highwaybullet
3 Prophecy I predicted Kintampo accident - Prophetbullet
4 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
5 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
6 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
7 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
8 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
9 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet
10 Night Life Some taxi drivers and their night driving...bullet

News