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Former Deputy Power Minister and Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu, John Jinapor, has described governments’ decision to review the Ameri Contract deal as unconstitutional and illegal.
Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko on Tuesday asked Parliament to review the terms of the controversial AMERI power deal. Addressing the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, the Energy Minister said immediately after the authorization of the deal by Parliament in August 2015, some already agreed terms were changed without recourse to Parliament.
Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, Former deputy Power Minister and Member of Parliament for the MP for Yapei Kusawgu, John Jinapor stressed that parliament does have the power to review agreement.
According to him, parties to the Ameri deal agreement need to meet and submit to parliament for parliament the review proposal.
“Parliament cannot do what the minister is instructing us to do, if the minister wants to review the agreement, he should invite Ameri and discuss the review terms and then present to parliament for approval. This is not done anywhere,” he fumed.
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