The Ministerial nominee for Ghana’s Energy Ministry, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, is expected to appear before the country’s Appointments’ Committee of Parliament Friday afternoon, February 12, 2021, to be vetted on his understanding of the sector.
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, the 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.
Dr Opoku Prempeh, popularly known as Napo, is a Member of Parliament for South Manhyia Constituency in the Ashanti
He is a Medical Doctor and served as a Minister for Education in the first term of H.E Nana Akufo-Addo.
In his Facebook post sighted by energynewsafrica.com, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh said: “I look forward to an engaging session to discuss both my record as the immediate past Minister for Education and my thoughts and perspectives on various aspects of the energy sector.”