NDC Cannot Take Credit For Oil Sector Growth — Govt

The Ministry of Energy has stated that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) cannot claim credit for the accelerated growth in the oil sector.

The ministry has described as “misleading” assertions made by the NDC that it adopted policies to ensure the nation consistently increased its share in most petroleum agreements that were negotiated during their tenure.


The NDC in a policy dialogue series last Wednesday, addressed by the Member of Parliament for Yapei/Kasawgu, Mr John Jinapor, accused the government of wasting resources and insisted that the NDC has a far superior record during its tenure compared to that of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government.


In a reaction to the NDC’s claim, the Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of the petroleum sector, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, at a press briefing in Accra yesterday, said the NDC did not have the moral right to compare its record to that of the Akufo-Addo government.

“The NDC cannot claim credit for the growth in government take in these contracts. These petroleum agreements were all negotiated and signed by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government under President John Agyekum Kufuor. All the petroleum agreements that are producing crude oil in the country were signed by the Kufuor's government.” he explained.