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Energy Minister, Others To Face Jail Term Over ‘Sham’ Petroleum Deal – Alex Mould

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Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has served notice Energy Minister and the entire Cabinet of President Akufo-Addo, will in future, have questions to answer over their involvement in the AGM petroleum deal, which has widely been described as a “sham”.

Alexander Kofi Mensah Mould, charged “Anybody who approved this has caused financial loss to the state. If anybody approves this, he is either useless and does not understand the basis of financing, or there is a benefit”, adding it is shocking that a deal that was rejected by former Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko and put before the same Cabinet, would be accepted by the new Minister and the same Cabinet without any basis.

According to Mr Mould, the action of John Peter Amewu and the Akufo-Addo Cabinet, to renegotiate the deal with the Norwegian oil firm, first signed in 2013, by reviewing downwards Ghana’s share from 49 percent to 18 percent, is something that should not be left unanswered.

“We should not let Cabinet out of this and we should not give Hon Amewu all the credit for doing all this bad deal, no!We cannot give him all the credit. The credit of doing this bad deal, lies at the highest level of approval in this country and that is Cabinet and we know that Cabinet represents the Presidency. So my question to them is, what information made them change the deal that many of us don’t understand that changed government’s 49 percent to 18 percent? I am puzzled”, Mr Mould said.

The former top official of Standard Chartered Bank in both New York and Ghana, described as “shameful”, the “accelerated”manner in which the deal was pushed through an emergency recall of Parliament and subsequent approval without due diligence.

Mr Mould, said this at a Public Forum on the $30 billion State capture in Ghana’s Oil industry, organized by the Caucus for Democratic Governance, Ghana (CDG-GH) on Tuesday in Accra.

The former GNPC CEO, bluntly said the deal could have only been passed by government officials, who know next to nothing, adding those people have “caused financial loss to the state”.

“The question is, anybody who knows an iota of finance in this country, and the Finance Minister he will not approve such a thing to happen. Anybody who approved this has caused financial loss to the state. If anybody approves this, he is either useless and does not understand the basis of financing, or there is a benefit. Now, I will leave the people of Ghana to decide what action should be taken”, he said.

He said, if Cabinet accepted Mr Amewu’s position, then it means he must have presented new information, which he insists does not exist.

“It’s very clear that before Boakye Agyarko, the former Minister approved or before he turned down the offer or the application of AGM, he must have gone through some process. And my understanding of government is like any organization, there is a board that approves what a Minister can do, that board is called Cabinet or you can have an Executive Order from the president. So mostly likely, Hon. Agyarko, went to Cabinet, he made his case got approval and turned it down. Now the question is, another minister comes,I am sure he went to the same Cabinet almost of the same number of people, and got approval to approve to this”.

The former GNPC boss, who has also worked with Union Bank of Switzerland serving in their New York office continued, “What I am saying is that, he must have brought new information to Cabinet because the Cabinet with the same old information,will not be able to approve something they did not approve [the first time].So he must have brought new information and the question is, what is this new information that evoked Cabinet decision.

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Ghanaians have misconceptions about Shatta wale-Sammy flex

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In a candid interview with Emcee Bebe on Ultimate 106.9FM’s “Entertainment Records” show on Saturday, February 10, 2024, Sammy Flex debunked common misconceptions about working with Shatta Wale. The headline reads, “Sammy Flex Reveals: Shatta Wale is not Difficult to Work With.”

During the interview, Sammy Flex addressed the prevalent belief that collaborating with Shatta Wale might be challenging. Contrary to these assumptions, he stated, “Shatta Wale is not difficult to work with, as many think.” Flex shed light on the collaborative dynamics, emphasizing the importance of understanding and aligning with Shatta Wale’s creative vision.

As the conversation unfolded, Sammy Flex shared his ambitious vision for the future, revealing, “My vision is to let Shatta Wale’s music reach every household in the world.” This statement underlined his dedication to expanding the global reach of Shatta Wale’s musical influence.

The revelation provides a new perspective on the working relationship with Shatta Wale, challenging preconceived notions. Sammy Flex’s commitment to bringing Shatta Wale’s music to a global audience signals a significant aspiration within the entertainment industry, capturing the attention of fans and industry insiders alike

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There’s no vocalist better than me in the history of Ghana music- Shasha Marley brags

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In an exclusive interview with Emcee Bebe on Ultimate 106.9FM’s Entertainment Records show on Saturday, February 10, 2024, reggae artist Shasha Marley boldly proclaimed himself as the all-time best vocalist in the history of Ghanaian music.

The statement came as he discussed the remarkable vocal quality showcased in his latest single, “Spintex Road Traffic Jam.”

During the interview, Shasha Marley expressed confidence in his vocal abilities, attributing his self-proclaimed title to years of dedication and musical craftsmanship.

Emphasizing the uniqueness of his voice, he stated that “Spintex Road Traffic Jam” serves as a testament to his unparalleled vocal prowess and versatility.

The artist’s claim has sparked discussions among music enthusiasts, with some supporting his assertion and others engaging in debates about the rich history of vocalists in Ghanaian music.

As the news of Shasha Marley’s bold declaration continues to circulate, fans eagerly anticipate the response from fellow artists and the broader music community.

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