E&P Denies Involvement In Controversial AMERI Power Deal

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Ibrahim Mahama
Ibrahim Mahama

Engineers and Planners (E&P) Company Limited, has rejected claims by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that it is involved to the contentious AMERI Energy Power Project.

A statement issued on Tuesday by its management said, the company “is in no way involved and has no role in AMERI’s contract with the Government of Ghana and the purchase or sourcing of power turbines by AMERI for the generation of power.”

The statement further adds that E&P was only “contracted by the Volta River Authority (VRA) to undertake some civil works at Aboadze to prepare a platform to receive the power generating units and other ancillary equipment for the AMERI 250MW Power Project,” and has since “handed over the completed platform to the VRA” after it finished its work.

They also denied allegations that President Mahama was a former director of the company that belongs to his brother, Ibrahim Mahama.

E&P has threatened to exercise its legal rights if it is continuously drawn into such matters.

STATEMENT BY E&P COMPANY LIMITED
IN REACTION TO THE NPP

The management of Engineers & Planners Company Limited (E&P) has reacted to a statement by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) claiming among others that the Company is connected to the AMERI Energy Power Project, and described its involvement as “a serious cause for concern.”

The NPP in its statement also claimed that the President of the Republic of Ghana, HE John Dramani Mahama was once a director of E&P.

A statement from the management of the Company states as follows:

1. President John Dramani Mahama has never been a director or involved in any way with the Board or Management of E&P Company Limited.

2. Engineers & Planners Company Limited is an international Civil Engineering and Mining Contracting Firm with considerable international repute and has been executing contracts for several global blue chip companies in these fields.

3. Engineers and Planners was contracted by the Volta River Authority (VRA) to undertake some civil works at Aboadze to prepare a platform to receive the power generating units and other ancillary equipment for the AMERI 250MW Power Project.

4. Engineers and Planners finished its work as specified and has handed over the completed platform to the VRA.

5. Engineers and Planners is in no way involved and has no role in AMERI’s contract with the Government of Ghana and the purchase or sourcing of power turbines by AMERI for the generation of power.

6. This is not and will not be the last international standard civil and mechanical engineering work E&P will be executing in Ghana or elsewhere, and we want to assure our clients and all Ghanaians that E&P is a diligent company working transparently in Ghana and elsewhere and fulfilling its obligations as a good corporate citizen.

7. Engineers & Planners has noted with concern a penchant by some political parties including the New Patriotic Party and its officials to draw it into their political jousts with opponents.

8. Engineers and Planners wishes to caution that it has legal rights and shall not hesitate to exercise these to clear its name if this situation persists.