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National Security investigates threat to blow up oil fields

The National Security has commenced investigations into reports of a hatched plan to blow up oil fields in the Western Region following agitations over the Ghana-US military Cooperation Agreement.

Former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko in May 2018, at a meeting with some oil companies on the sidelines of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, USA disclosed that some aggrieved Ghanaian politicians incited some misguided youth to blow up oil fields in the area, which has become a great source of worry for operators of the fields.

Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu in an answer to a question by MP for Ellembele Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah on the matter told Parliament on Thursday that the National Security apparatus started investigating the issue after it was referred to it by the then Energy Minister.

“Owing to the sensitivity surrounding this particular matter and taking into consideration its national security implications, the Ministry of Energy as part of its strategies for remedial action is liaising with the National security secretariat for a coordinated effort to dealing with the matter effectively and efficiently.”

He further assured the House that a comprehensive report will be presented for study after the investigations is concluded.


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