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A former minister of energy, Mr. Boakye Agyarko says he currently does not have a relationship with president Akuffo Addo and that the last time he spoke with him was about a year ago. Mr. Agyarko was relieved of his post in August 2018 in relation to the Ameri power deal.
Speaking on Asempa Fm’s ekosii sen program on Monday, the former energy minister said his decision not to be on talking terms with the president is not based on hatred but rather he has ‘learnt to go his separate way’ “I do not have a relationship with him (president Akuffo Addo) now. No, I don’t. People get married for thirty years and they get divorced, ……not because of hatred. Me I will never let anybody bring me so low as to hate him. I don’t hate anybody but there comes a time when circumstances make it that you go your way, you have to move on” he said.
When the host of the program asked if trust the president, Mr Agyarko answered “he has to answer that…. I trusted him”
On how he was relieved of his post, Boakye Agyarko said “I was called by the Chief of Staff and she told me that the President said he cannot work with me again. I said that is fine and I moved.”
Mr Boakye Agyarko came under fire when it became public that government had sought to review the Ameri deal but the new deal on the table was not better than what was already in existence. The Senior Staff Association of the Volta River Authority (VRA) argued that the claims by the Energy Ministry that the newly revised AMERI deal would save Ghana some $400 million was “misleading and erroneous.”
According to the workers, the deal in its revised form, if approved by Parliament would only result in a loss for the country and said Ghana rather stands to lose $472 million.
Below is a copy of the letter that relieved Mr. Agyarko of his post.