The Minority in Ghana’s Parliament has accused government of shortchanging Ghanaians, following the approval of the Early Power Deal that will see the country pay over one billion cedis for a 400 megawatts power plant.
The 20-year deal was passed amidst vehement opposition from the Minority in Parliament.
The Minority Leader, Osie Kyei Mensah said although Parliament has passed the deal his side will remain opposed to it.
“Mr. Speaker I am saying that generating 400 megawatts should ordinarily cause us 400 million dollars and this is known to everyone in the world and that is why I am saying that we should not wait and do this emergency procurement. I am saying that we didn’t have to push ourselves into this situation when this situation started about four years ago. If we had done this procurement earlier, Mr. Speaker I beg to state that perhaps over 1 million dollars would have been saved.”
Deal capped at $647 million
The Deputy Minister of Power, John Jinapor earlier defended the deal when it was proposed.