John Jinapor, former Deputy Minister of Energy

The Minority in Parliament is to haul the Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu before Parliament over what it describes as wasteful expenditure by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).

GNPC has come under criticism over the budget of about GH¢ 2 million for donation and sponsorship of some public functions. 

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An internal memo sighted showed that various amounts were given to the First Lady’s Foundation, Rebecca Foundation; The Ghana Journalists Association, and the celebration of the Okyenhene’s 20th Anniversary. 

The memo, dated 29th October 2019 from the Chief Executive to the Board Secretary, indicated that the donations and sponsorship had been approved by the GNPC Board upon a recommendation by the Brand, Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of GNPC. 

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But, speaking to Adom News, a member of the Mines and Energy Committee, John Jinapor said the expenditure captured in the memo was not budgeted for in the GNPC’s 2019 budget approved by Parliament.