Rejoinder: One on One with Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh on Peace FM

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy has followed the conversation generated on the back of the Minister of Energy’s interview granted to Peace FM on Kokrokoo Morning Show on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. The interview was also broadcasted on Facebook. As part of the interview, the show’s host asked specific questions regarding ACEP’s cautionary press statement released on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, on the relocation of the Ameri Plant from Takoradi to Kumasi. In the answers of the Minister, he made claims that are not factual but reinforced his conclusion that ACEP is “only against the Ameri plant relocation because it is going to Kumasi.”

It is important to state that ACEP has no direct interest in wherever the Ameri plant is located beyond the public interest. From the Minister’s interview, he has either not read ACEP’s press statement or was deliberately mischievous because he did not address the substantive issues raised in our statement.


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