The Ministerial Nominee for Ghana’s Energy Ministry, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, is expected to appear before the country’s Appointments’ Committee of Parliament on February 15, 2021, to be vetted on his understanding of the sector.
The nominee will be vetted alongside other ministerial nominees.
Dr. Opoku Prempeh would be grilled on a wide range of issues in the energy sector covering both power and oil and gas (downstream and upstream).
Key areas where questions are likely to come from would be on Ghana’s Commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Energy Sector Debt, Cylinder Recirculation Model on LPG, Ameri Power Deal, botched PDS deal, Ghana’s Nuclear Power Programme, the government’s commitment towards rural electrification and universal access to electricity and impact of Covid-19 on operations at the upstream.
The Appointments’ Committee has scheduled between February 10 and March 9, 2021, to vet President Akufo-Addo’s first batch of ministerial nominees.
Dr Opoku Prempeh, popularly known as Napo, is a Member of Parliament for South Manhyia Constituency in the Ashanti Region.
He is a Medical Doctor and served as a Minister for Education in the first term of H.E Nana Akufo-Addo.