Boakye Agyarko sacked; Amewu acts

President Akufo-Addo has sacked his Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko over a power purchase deal which critics say “makes no sense”.

Head of Communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin confirmed the dismissal in an interview with Joy News shortly after he had released a statement communicating the president’s decision.

According to him, the dismissal of Boakye Agyarko had everything to do with the controversial renegotiated AMERI deal.

He quoted the president as saying the decision to sack Agyarko was in the “best interest of the country as well as the administration.”

He said Mr Agyarko has accepted the president’s decision to fire him.

On the renegotiated AMERI deal which was brought to Parliament with an executive approval, Eugene Arhin said the government has taken a decision to withdraw it.

Before the sack

The action comes after a pro-government newspaper the Statesman reported the President was misled when he okayed the agreement for parliamentary consideration.

Mr Agyarko has been under growing public pressure to resign with workers of the Volta River Authority being the latest to call for his dismissal.


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