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MP sues AG over Karpowership deal

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General News of Friday, 19 June 2015

Source: citifmonline.com

Marietta Brew Appiah Opong PoseMarietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, Attorney General of Ghana

Member of Parliament for the Effutu Constituency, Afenyo Markin, has filed a suit at the Supreme Court against the Attorney General over the Karpowership agreement.

Per the agreement, Karpowership is expected to build an emergency power barge for the Electricity Company of Ghana to ease the power situation in the country.

Afenyo Markin filed the petition on behalf of MP for Juaben South, Mark Assibey Yeboah.

The MP is praying the Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality or otherwise of the AG’s stance that the deal with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) must not receive parliamentary approval.

Citi News’ Richard Dela Sky reported that Afenyo Markin announced the matter on the Floor of Parliament on Friday.

The Minority in Parliament has insisted that government must seek parliamentary approval before proceeding with the deal but government has argued otherwise.

Meanwhile, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is expected to issue two bank guarantees of US $50 million each to Karpower on behalf of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for the deployment of 450 megawatts of power to Ghana.

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