The parliamentary select committee on Mines and Energy is on the throat of the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr Opoku Ahwene Danquah for expensive travels from the corporation’s coffers.
The acting CEO of GNPC is gradually emptying the coffers of the corporation almost a year of his appointment which has never happened in the history of GNPC.
The CEO has stayed outside the country for more than half of his one year as CEO in office. It is estimated that Mr Ahene Danquah spends over GHC 300,000 on every trip with US$ 1,700 as an allowance per day on international trips. This ostentatious lifestyle has put GNPC in a cash trap making it difficult to even pay contracts due for payment by various contractors working for the corporation.
Parliament upon a hint by the Energy sector institutions report has requested for the CEO to furnish the house with all international travels made since the assumption of office.