US$170M JUDGEMENT DEBT SAGA……BLAME NDC’s INCOMPETENCE, NOT NPP
Raynelle Boadu opines……..
In 2015, following the incompetence of the NDC to deal with dumsɔ and the country on bended knees, practically on the brink of collapse, the government of John Dramani Mahama set out to do what it does best, demonstrate incompetence. They signed several power purchasing agreements on take or pay basis at outrageous prices.
These have gone on to cost the country some US$12bn per annum of excess unneeded power charges that is sucking the nation’s economy dry.
Having seen their folly and its impending consequences, The NDC government setup a committee to look into these exhorbitant PPAs and recommend to it which ones should be abrogated. Suffice to say ghanaians were tired of their incompetence and booted them out before the committee could finish their work. The committee upon finishing its work in 2017, recommended among other things that 11 PPAs be abrogated including that of Ghana Power Generation Company (GPGC) saving the country a combined total of US$7.16bn over a seven year period at a cost of US$400M.
Today, NDC and their surrogates have turned around to blame NPP for cleaning the mess they created. A man like Dr Dominic Anyeni, a deputy Attorney General in John Manama’s government whose law firm was the architect behind GPGC, is accusing NPP of incompetence for cleaning up the bad PPA he foisted on us.
I support fully, the call by the Attorney General Hon Godfred Dame to investigate this stinking PPA agreement and others like it and bring to book persons responsible for these dastardly acts.