President Akufo – Addo has relieved the Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko of his position with immediate effect.
The letter which was signed by the Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin, did not state what exactly led to his dismissal.
According to Daily guide, it has to do with the infamous renegotiated AMERI deal which has sparked intense debate across the country over the past week.
The terms and conditions of the negotiated AMERI deal were said not to be favorable to the country, prompting many questions from experts and analysts.
O.B Amoah, Deputy minister of Local Governance in an interview with Pink FM said;
’’No reason was stated for Boakye Agyarko’s dismissal. The President has the jurisdiction to appoint and resign Ministers. Boakye Agyarko was given the nod to head the energy Ministry. He is responsible for anything that transpires in the Ministry of Energy.
Moreover, due to the discrepancies in the Energy Ministry with Boakye Agyarko being the Minister of Energy, President Akufo-Addo has called for his resignation.
The president who has the sole authority to appoint and resign Ministers thinks the Energy Minister has done his part to a certain limit so he should vacate the office for someone to take over.
Minority claims he has been used as a sacrificial lamb as in calling for his resign.
OB Agyarko further hinted that, ‘’If used as a sacrificial lamb then it means all hands were involved in a particular job and he has been used as a scapegoat which is untrue’’.
Mr. Agyarko has since been directed to hand over his office to the minister for LJands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, who would act temporarily as Minister for Energy until a substantive appointment is made.
The President also wished Boakye Agyarko well in his future endeavor.
Story by: Gabriela Kumi/pinkfmonlinegh.com