The Minority is asking Parliament to suspend a new agreement brought before the House for the repowering of the Aboadze T3 power plant by AMERI.
The 138 million dollar agreement if approved will see the provision of four gas turbine engines in Takoradi to boost the capacity of the T3 plant.
Meanwhile, the minority believes relevant documentation on the deal has not been provided to the House and it would be mistake for it to be passed now.
Arguing their case in Parliament on Friday, the Minority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu
“It will be a trajectory if this House should vote for this on accounts of what the Minister is telling us, completely misleading this House, it will be a tragedy. Mr. Speaker I’m advising that we step this down for the time being. Mr. Speaker I will beg of the Majority Leader to please intercede that we step this down and do better diligence on it if we have to come back on the 4th of January and deal with it decisively by which time the House would have been given the relevant documentation, Mr. Speaker then I guess we can deal with that but certainly not now,” he added.
Meanwhile, the deal has been deferred until Parliament returns from the Christmas break on Janaury 4, 2017.
Parliament also approved a 255 million dollar tax waiver for the supply of two Karpowerships in Tema and Sekondi in the Greater Accra and Western Region respectively.
VRA staff want CEO fired over plans to cede T3 plant to AMERI
Some workers of the Volta River Authority (VRA) in August 2016 demanded the dismissal of their Chief Executive, Kirk Coffie, citing administrative incompetence and conflict of interest.
The group, calling itself Legitimate Stakeholders, argued that the management of the VRA failed to protect the interest and survival of the authority in the attempted takeover of the MRP Plant, Kpone Thermal Power Plant (KTTP) Land, and the T3 Plant which they describe as key assets of the Authority.