Your assertions are unnecessary and false, the Ministry of Energy tells Kevin Taylor. - Onlinetimesgh

Your assertions are unnecessary and false, the Ministry of Energy tells Kevin Taylor.

The Ministry of Energy has categorically refuted Kevin Taylor‘s recent charges against Energy Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh over a contract involving Tullow, Kosmos, GNPC, and PetroSA. In its reaction, the Ministry described Taylor’s assertions as frivolous and unjustified, noting that Taylor did not disclose specifics concerning the claimed contract. The Ministry stated that it does not have the jurisdiction to sign or authorise contracts in Ghana’s upstream petroleum industry, thus its permission is not required for contracts with Tullow and its partners.

The Ministry also questioned Taylor’s reasoning for accusing Dr. Prempeh of receiving personal benefit and for allegedly supporting the NPP’s 2024 campaign. They pointed out that the deal’s participant, Yvon Asafu-Adjaye, is more closely associated with the NDC than the NPP. The Ministry reassured the public by saying that, apart from government oversight, the upstream sector contracting process goes through a rigorous technical and commercial review and evaluation. This procedure guarantees the accountability and transparency of all contractual agreements.

In addition, the Ministry declared that Kevin Taylor will face legal repercussions for his disparaging remarks on Dr. Prempeh. The Ministry’s statement continued, “The general public is respectfully asked to disregard these false claims and treat them with the contempt they deserve, based on the above facts.” The complete news release from the Ministry of Energy is provided below:



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