Ghana: Cost of Rent for NPA Office

press release

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has agreed with the public concerns on the high cost of the premises recently rented by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) as offices.

According to the Minister, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, "if the NPA's office was rented at $63,000 per month as has been reported, then that hardly represents prudent use of state resources, no matter how conducive or appropriate the facility is for their operations."

A statement from the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum said the Minister will be demanding from the Board and management of the NPA an explanation for such a decision, "especially the consideration that went into a decision that runs at variance with the philosophy and preferences of His Excellency the President as far as the use of public funds are concerned." The statement assured public that the Ministry will do everything possible to get to the bottom of this matter.

Source: ISD

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