Ports and Harbours to review contracts signed under NDC

Acting Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Paul Ansah, says all contracts signed during the administration of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be reviewed.

The newly appointed GPHA director said every single project undergo a critical review to ascertain if they are in the interest of the state.

“All agreements, all contracts will be taken a second look at. Where there is the need to review, it will be reviewed, where there is the need to let it go; it will be let go. So we will look at the totality of all the package of all the projects, and see whether the conditions that are spelt out are entirely in our interest or not. If they are not, what has to be done to secure the interest of our country better than it is, will be done,” he said.

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Photo: Paul Ansah

He was speaking on the sidelines of a working visit to the Tema Port by the Parliamentary Select Committee on Trade.

He said he will also champion the implementation of the Port Infrastructure Development Fund to generate essential funds for key projects.

Paul Ansah’s notice to review agreements signed during the tenure of the previous administration echoes a similar announcement by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

The President had indicated that government will conduct an audit of all Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) signed between the Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG), and Independent Power Producers(IPPs) under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.

According to him, the erstwhile John Mahama government had signed 43 PPAs, while a further 23 were under discussion.

“Government is conducting a review of all the Power Agreements entered into by the previous government in order to prioritize, renegotiate, defer or cancel outright, if necessary, in the national interest,” the President had said.

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