Erratic Peter Amewu Faces Sanhedrin Today

John Peter Amewu, Minister-designate for Railway Development. John Peter Amewu, Minister-designate for Railway Development.

John Peter Amewu, is expected to take his turn at the appointments Committee of Parliament today, as President Akufo-Addo's Minister-designate for Railway Development.

He is expected to have one of the toughest vetting, speaking to events within the Hohoe constituency leading to his victory in the 2020 parliamentary elections.

He is expected to answer questions on the menace of the galamsay and the destruction of the environment by mining companies, when he served as the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources.

He might also be made to speak on the confusion between him and the Ashanti Regional Minister nominee, Simon Osei-Mensah over the Exton Cubic matter.

But his role at the Ministry of Energy, with respect to the many energy deals he went to meet after the exit of Boakye Agyarko, and how he handled them, will dominate his vetting.

He will be questioned on Karpower, Ameri, which had led to Agyarko's sacking, the Aker Energy, his imposition of Kevin Okyere's Springfield E&P on the Italian major ENI to combine their adjacent oil and gas fields, after the parties failed to reach an agreement.

He is expected to tell Parliament, what he knows about events leading to the US$164 million judgment debt awarded the Ghanaian company GCGP Limited by the International Court of Arbitration, which had been occasioned by a family feud between President Akufo-Addo's family and the owner of GCGP, which accounted for the country going to cough up the colossal amount.

The MP for Hohoe, is expected to speak about the botched PDS deal, Ghana missing out on the US$100 million of Millennium Challenge money and what he did to salvage the situation.

He will be questioned on the promised forensic audit which the Akufo-Addo had promised was going to be done to retrieve every cash in the custody of the PDS elements.

Aside the gerrymandering which took place in Hohoe, the bussing of people, buying of votes and the beating of people by his men will feature prominently.

Also to feature prominently is the abduction and beating of a Hohoe-based bailiff, who had gone to the Constituency to serve some writ of summons over the Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) issue, following the disentrancement of some 20, 000 residents of the Volta Region.

Aside violence, Mr Amewu, is also expected to be questioned on his bad temperament which led to the death threat he issued on the Parliamentarians on the side of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on January 7, during the heated election of the new speaker of Parliament.