Mines and Energy Committee to query NPA’s ‘value for money’

The Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament has summoned the National Petroleum Authority to answer to accusations by the Minority in Parliament that the state is not getting value for money in the transaction.

The National Petroleum Authority will this week provide justification for the payment of $63,000 a month as rent for its office at East Legon in Accra.

Chairman of the committee, Dr Kwabena Donkor says critics should also be curious about “the floor space, [as well as] price per square meter”.

He said the Authority should be made accountable if the rent does not give value for money.

Dr Donkor believes after 10 years of existence, the NPA should be in position to have its own office building.

“I am all for accountability, I am all for value for money. That is what we should be asking for; that we don’t think there is value for money to continue renting.”

In a related development, he said there is nothing wrong with decision by the Bui Power Authority to construct a golf course and recreational center for its staff at Bui.

He explained that it is a norm for a company of such a nature to put up facilities for their staff. He wondered how many Ghanaian engineers would “ideally leave the comfort of Accra to live in Bui without these recreational facilities, appropriate schools for their wards and hospital”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Joy News