The approval of Boakye Agyarko as Ghana’s next Energy Minister appears to be in limbo following some allegations of perjury against his testimony before the Appointments Committee.

Kwesi Ameyaw Cheremeh, the Majority Chief Whip said Mr Agyarko must furnish the Committee with information over certain claims he made about the purchase of three Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU).

The former vice president of the Bank of New York during his vetting on Monday said he made those claims out of committee’s report he chanced on at the Ministry.

When pressed by the Minority Leader for evidence, Mr Agyarko promised to produce the said report to the Committee.

Speaking on Accra-based Starr FM, the MP for Sunyani said the burden of proof lies on the Energy Minister-designate, else it may have to take the plenary to decide his fate.

“Hon. Agyarko made certain allusions and the Chairman directed that he furnishes the Committee with a report,” Mr. Cheremeh said.

“Hon. Agyarko’s approval is based on the provision of that document,” he added.

Source: Pulse Ghana


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