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AN OPEN LETTER TO DR. MOHAMMED AMIN ADAM AND THE MINISTRY OF ENERGY

  • SOURCE: Reportingoilandgas | Gideon Ofosu-Peasah
    • POSTED ON: March 26, 2018
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    Dear Dr. Mohammed Amin,

    IS EXXONMOBIL-GHANA PETROLEUM AGREEMENT REAL (1) ?

    There are rumors, that the version of petroleum agreement making the rounds was not the version of agreement signed between ExxonMobil and the government of Ghana in Accra on January 18, 2018, for upstream operations in the Deep Water Cape Three Points(DWCTP) area .(See agreement here www.reportingoilandgas.org/wp-content/uploads/Exxon_Petroleum-Agreement.-1.pdf )

    It is alleged you made comments in a private conversation on the matter and insisted that the version making rounds was not the final version and that there were some modifications before it was signed. It is alleged, you said “citizens can have access only after it is ratified by Parliament”.

    Dr. Amin, I recall at the 2016 Africa Oil and Gas Summit in Accra, you vehemently abhorred such practices and urged the Executive and Parliamentarians to share contracts to citizens or seek their views before signing and ratification.

    Dr. Amin, are these allegations true? Should citizens wait for the ratified contract when a potential harm could be done? Sir! Citizens of Ghana will want to hear you on this matter.

    Citizens demand full disclosure of petroleum agreement now and not later through the petroleum register after it has been ratified.

    Hope to hear from you soon

    Sincerely Yours,

     

     

    Citizen Gideon Ofosu-Peasah

    Policy Analyst, Penplusbytes

    For and on behalf of Citizens of Ghana

    [1] Extracts from a mailing group discussion on www.reportingoilandgas.org from 16 March -19 March 2018 on the ExxonMobil Agreement
    Gideon Ofosu-Peasah

    Gideon Ofosu-Peasah

    Policy Analyst at Penplusbytes
    Gideon Ofosu-Peasah is the Policy Analyst and Team Lead for the Extractives Department at Penplusbytes, where he provides insights, advice and leads in producing robust research backed projects for the team. He has over 7 years of experience in the Ghanaian oil and gas industry and has a number of scholarly research papers to his credit which have been published in the prestigious Social Science Research Network(SSRN) electronic journal and on reportingoilandgas.org. He holds an Msc in Economics with specialization in Energy and Natural Resource Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
    Gideon Ofosu-Peasah

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