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Govt to Amend AMERI Deal

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Government has made moves to amend portions of the controversial $510 million AMERI deal signed by the John Mahama administration

The Akufo-Addo led government, on Wednesday, 25 July, laid a paper before Parliament for the amendment process.

It was referred to the Joint Committee on Finance and Mines and Energy for consideration and report by the First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu.

Read also: Terminate Invalid Ameri Deal – K.T. Hammond

It follows a motion filed by Adansi-Asokwa MP K.T. Hammond for the parliament to cancel the deal due to what he calls “misrepresentations” by the company when the deal was presented to the House under the Mahama administration.

The $510 million deal with AMERI was signed in 2015 and meant for building power plants, which would be owned and operated by the company for five years before transferring them to the government of Ghana.

Think tank Imani Africa, however, raised concerns that the deal was overpriced by $260 million.

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