THE MINISTRY of Energy says the controversial Genser deal was signed before the current Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh was appointed by the President to lead same.
In a press statement made available to the Media on the 10th of January, 2023, the Ministry notes that the deal was brokered by the Ghana Gas Company Limited.
According to the statement, the Ministry was surprised that rather than accepting responsibility for doing something untoward the Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ben KD Asante was shelving responsible.
The Ministry of Energy stated that the Genser deal was signed with two Ghanaian collaborators, the Ghana Gas Company Limited (GGCL) and the Ghana National Petroleum
The Ministry said the President and the Parliament Committee on Energy commenced separate investigations into the controversial deal.
It revealed that the investigations commenced by government into the deal has been submitted to the President whose findings would be out soon.
The statement said the agenda by the Ghana Gas CEO to mislead the Senior Statff Association to believing that the current Energy Minister was very mischievous.
It reminded the group that rather than anyone they should look to their CEO for reasons why he signed that controversial deal and now trying to hand it around the neck of the innocent Minister.
The statement said every documentation regarding the Genser deal would be made available to the public in due course.
The Ministry Energy stated that as the contract stands now, it was signed without government approval or Parliamentary backing.
It said that any agitation to have the deal reversed should be drummed to the doorsteps of Dr Ben Asante rather than Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh.
Meanwhile, Dr Ben Asante is to brief the media today about the happenings under Ghana Gas Company Limited and how the agency under the Energy has operated under him as CEO.
BY Michael Ofosu-Afriyie