Attorney General-designate, Godfred Dame has made a shocking revelation that he was unaware the President Nana Akufo-Addo was misled in the Ameri deal when the question was posed to him by MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.
“I am rather aware of an opinion of the Attorney General indicating that there were no grounds for the termination of the agreement. Subsequently, I am also aware of a revision of the agreement by the Minister of Energy whereby savings in the sum of about 57million dollars was made.”
The former Attorney General added that “Those are the facts that are available to me.”
The Daily Stateman made a publication in August 2018 that reported that President Akufo-Addo was misled into granting executive approval for the Ameri deal under the guise of there being an urgent need to have a bill laid in Parliament before its rising.
On his return to Accra from the 53rd session of the ECOWAS Heads of State meeting in Togo, that year, the President quickly requested and received a further briefing on the new deal.
This revealed that the agreement to which he had given approval on July 31 lacked the requisite input from the Attorney General and the Ministry of Finance. The President had been misled to believe that both departments had assessed the deal thoroughly.