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Ghana: Energy minister fired over new Ameri deal

Energy minister Boakye Agyarko was sacked on 6 August after an attempt to renegotiate a build, own, operate, transfer deal for a 250MW combined-cycle gas turbine plant with its owner, Africa Middle East Resources Investment Group (Ameri), and engineering, procurement and construction contractor Metka went wrong. President’s head of communications Eugene Arhin told Joy News the decision was a result of the botched deal.Akufo-Addo put himself in the line of fire at the end of July when he approved an apparently renegotiated deal for the plant by executive order.

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