Government deceiving Ghanaians; no new 550 million oil discovery – Minority

The Minority in parliament is calling on civil society groups and think tanks to assist Ghanaians in demanding accountability from Government, with respect to latest announcement of a new discovery of 550 million barrels of oil by Aker Energy in the Deepwater Cape Three Points in Ghana’s oil field.

A statement dated 14th January 2014 and signed by Mr. Adam Mutawakilu, the ranking member of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament said government’s actions and inactions in the unraveling deceit has rather resulted in a loss of opportunity for the country to enhance the benefits of an already existing discovery for the country.

Aker Energy recently announced that its oil exploration in the deep-water Cape Three Points block in Ghana has been successful and that initial works done to show that its Pecan4A well in the block could be holding between 450 and 550 million barrels of oil.

But the Minority are peeved; “It is evident that the Pecan discovery [which was made] in 2012 under President Mahama’s Government is now being treated by the Nana Addo/Bawumia led Government as if it is a new discovery”.

They therefore called “on all well-meaning Ghanaians, especially on the Institute for Energy Security (IES), the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), the Natural Resource Governance Institute, IMANI Africa and other think-tanks, to assist Ghanaians in demanding accountability from Government, with respect to the subject matter.

Read full statement below:

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Story by: Theresa Adezewa Ayittey

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