Some 29 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are demanding the immediate removal of the Board Chairman of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Freddie Blay and the acting Chief Executive Officer, Opoku Ahweneeh Danquah.
The CSOs, made up of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC) and 26 others, say the two men have “become a threat to Ghana’s interest in the petroleum sector”.
In a statement sighted by JoyNews and endorsed by representatives from all 29 CSOs, the Coalition argued that a country being micromanaged by the IMF cannot be seen to be engaging in fiscal recklessness.
The group is also demanding complete information on the AFC transaction and the actual amount that would constitute petroleum cost and the immediate closure of the Aker PoD from the Petroleum Commission and Government.”
Giving more details, the coalition said the recurring controversies surrounding Aker Energy and AGM operations in Ghana and the sale of 50% of Jubilee Oil Holding Limited’s interest in the Deepwater Tano block to PetroSA, are of great concern…