Govt reacts to Jinapor’s claims and denies mismanaging oil revenues

The government has denied claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that it has over the past three years mismanaged Ghana’s oil revenues.

The NDC at a policy dialogue series on Wednesday addressed by the Member of Parliament for Yapei/Kasawgu, Mr John Jinapor accused the government of wasting resources and insisted the NDC has a far superior record when its tenure is compared to that of the Akufo-Addo government.

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He described the Vice President’s presentation at the Kumasi Town Hall meeting on Tuesday on Ghana’s energy sector as containing factual inaccuracies.

But in a reaction at a press briefing on Friday [February 14, 2020], the Deputy Minister of Energy, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam said the NDC’s claims are false as the government has rather improved the financial positions of distressed entities in the oil sector.