Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has asked both political and non-political actors to stop playing politics with the energy sector.
According to him, there is stabilisation and harmony in the energy sector which to him, proves the minister is performing creditably.
“I’m advising Ghanaians and other civil societies to stop playing politics with the energy sector. I think the Minister is doing its best and must be commended because he is making sure the energy sector continues to be stable. If that is what we will keep doing, we will never move forward in this country” he warned.
Mr Allotey Jacobs’ comment comes in the wake of pressure being mounted on the government to withdraw the reviewed AMERI deal to ensure Ghana makes maximum returns from it.
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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament, as well as civil society organizations, have kicked against the new agreement, insisting it will not offer Ghana value for money.
But Allotey Jacobs, speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show Dwaso Nsem Tuesday, July 31, 2018, said Ghanaians should show gratitude to former President Mahama for bringing AMERI into Ghana to help in the country’s power generation.
He said the AMERI deal which was criticized by the then opposition NPP, is what the NPP government is fighting to review and has, therefore, asked critics stop making what he describes as ‘ugly noises’ over the deal.
“Ghanaians should show gratitude and exonerate Mahama for bringing AMERI into Ghana. We will always do politics with power generation but people don’t feel it when they are in opposition,” he said.
“This same AMERI which was criticized by the NPP is the same thing they are now fighting for which to me shows how important it was. So those critiquing the deal should just shut up because we need the power to work” he added.