A total of 29 civil society organizations (CSOs) are calling for the immediate dismissal of Opoku Ahweneeh Danquah, the interim CEO, and Freddie Blay, the board chairman of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).
The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC), the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), and 26 other CSOs claim that the two men have “become a threat to Ghana’s interest in the petroleum sector”.
The Coalition said in a statement that a nation under the IMF’s micromanagement cannot be seen to be exhibiting budgetary irresponsibility.
The 29 CSOs also want the Petroleum Commission and the government to provide “complete information on the AFC transaction and the actual amount that would constitute petroleum cost, as well as the immediate closure of the Aker PoD.”
More specifically, the coalition expressed grave worry over the ongoing disputes regarding Aker Energy and AGM operations in Ghana, as well as the sale of 50% of Jubilee Oil Holding Limited’s investment in the Deepwater Tano block to PetroSA.