The New Patriotic Party (NPP) owe these former appointees of the first term of President Akufo Addo's administration, a lot. For their hard work and thoughtfulness, the party was able to wrestle some traditional seats of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2020.
It was a feisty morning on ‘Onua Maakye’ today, Friday, June 25, 2021 as Captain Smart launched a massive cleanup on Ghana’s 2 political parties. He however focused on his own party, NPP. According to him he agrees with former Energy minister that instead of the NPP focusing on developing the country, they are rather jostling for power.
The Private Transport Operators who have threatened to embark on a strike action if government fails to reduce fuel prices have been urged to suspend their action. According to Eric Asirifi, National executive member of GPRTU, as soon as the union declared their intention, they met with the Transport Minister and the minister for Energy with other stakeholders and shared their frustrations with them.
In an interview with Osei Bonsu (OB) on Asempa FM's Ekosii Sen Programme, the Minister for Energy and Member of Parliament for Manhyia South Constituency, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh hinted that he would lead the people of Kumasi on a demonstration if the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta allocate funds to address issues of the tidal wave disaster which hit Keta and other communities in the Volta Region.
I Wasn't Part Of That Deal; I Begged Gloria Akufo To Stop But She Wont Listen- NPP's Agyarko Reveals
Former Minister of Energy and a member of the NPP Honorable Boakye Agyarko has explained that he wasn't part of the GPGC deal termination which has costed the country a huge judgement debt. According to him, he begged the then Attorney General and Minister of Justice Gloria Akufo through a formal letter against the termination but she wouldn't listen.
Ghanaians have responded to Vice President of IMANI Ghana, Kofi Bentil on his search result about judgement debt saga which is trending in the country for some time now. His search result states that the present Minister of Energy under Napo has nothing to do with the 170$m fiasco.
Yesterday it was revealed that GRIDCO had released a new timetable for power outages for some parts in Accra for the next two months. In the release, GRIDCO cited the power outages to some repairs and this would affect the supply of power. There has been mixed reactions to this as Ghanaians were living with the thought that the era of dumsor was over per the promises of the government and the Ministry of Energy.
The Paramount Chief of the Savelugu traditional area, Yoo Naa Yakubu Abdulai Andani, along with six other persons have been sworn in to serve on the board of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation. The board which is to be chaired by Freddy Blay, National chairman of the New Patriotic Party has been charged to be diligent in their deliberations and to allow the nation’s interest supersede any other in partnership and in operations.
Legal Practitioner, Mr Kofi Bentil has contended that those who abrogated the PPA agreement with GPGC without due diligence are to blame for causing the 170 million dollars judgement debt. In a post sighted on his Facebook page, Mr Bentil argues that although the contract signed by the previous administration was bad, they cannot be hold responsible for causing the controversial judgement debt.
The hardworking minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has received positive accolades from players in the Oil and Gas sector for the instrumental role he played in kosmos Energy's acquisition of accidental/anadarko Ghana assets. On 13th October 2021, Kosmos Energy announced through its Dallas head office in Texas, USA that it had acquired an additional 18.0% interest in the Jubilee field and an additional 11.0% interest in the TEN fields in Ghana from Occidental Petroleum (“OXY”) for a purchase price of $550 million with an effective date of April 1, 2021.
Increase in fuel prices means increase in price of everyday items, be it food, clothing, water, gadgets and everything buyable. The ministry of Energy said it's working with the ministry of finance to suspend some taxes that contribute to increases in fuel prices. Head of pricing at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Abass Ibrahim Tasunti says government's decision to suspend some levies on fuel prices is a response to further expected hikes in the pricing of fuel.
The worry of most Ghanaians every year is increased when a Member of Parliament is given a ministerial position. This poses a great and arduous responsibility on the MPs involved. Most often than not, there is an unequal distribution of attention between the Ministry and constituency in question.
Former minister of Energy, Mr. Boakye Agyarko has expressed his disappointment with the majority leader.This is borne out of the recent pronouncements by the parliamentary affairs minister and majority leader in parliament, Hon.Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu.
Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, the Deputy Minister of Energy, received the Leadership in Government Policy and Advocacy Award at the 8th Ghana Oil and Gas Awards in Accra. From his tenure with Civil Society in 2010 till now, he has made significant contributions to the evolution of Ghana's oil and gas policies.
One Ghanaian Economist and Political Risk Analyst, Dr Theophilus Acheampong and the Executive Director, Africa for Energy Policy, Benjamin Boakye, are of the view that over-concentration of power in the executive arm of government which includes the president and his appointees is the biggest problem in our country today.
Ursula Owusu, Minister of Communication. Ursula Owusu has publicly lobbied for support from the Ministry of Energy through Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh on Facebook. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Energy. Today happen to be the birthday of the Minister of Energy, Honourable Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, and several dignitaries have showered their words of blessings and good wishes on him.
Mr. Boakye Agyarko, the Former Minister of Energy in President Nana Addo’s first term has suggested that, New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) victory in the 2020 elections was a pyrrhic victory. According to him, even though the NPP won elections, it came at a great cost to the party.
Price of items in Ghana have increased drastically under the Nana Addo led government with new taxes being imposed and the already existing ones been increased.Fuel prices have also been affect and here in Ghana, it has hit one of the highest after pump prices.The latest figures spark outrage among petroleum consumers who expressed their disappointment through social media hashtag #FixTheCountry.
President Nana Akufo-recruitment Addo's of three Deputy Ministers to a Ministry has shocked Dr. Benjamin Otchere-Ankrah, a Governance lecturer at the Central University.On Tuesday, President Nana Akufo-Addo issued a list of his Deputy Minister-designates who will assist Ministers in different Ministries.There are three deputy ministers in each of the ministries of Trade, Energy, and Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development, Trade & Industry, and Energy.
Happy Eid al-Fitr to All Muslims.Former education minister who is currently the minister of Energy, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh wishes all Muslims a happy Eid al-Fitr and a successful Ramadan.According to him, he was raised in Kumasi Manhyia where there are so many Muslims living that, this makes him sees Muslims as his real brothers and sisters.