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Energy Minister ‘NAPO’ ties the knot
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Energy Minister ‘NAPO’ ties the knot

The Minister of Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, commonly referred to as Nana Poku (NAPO) recently tied the knot.The private ceremony has started gaining public discussion on social media.Wildspread reports indicates that the ceremony took place in the third quarter of the year 2023.
Mepe Development Association takes on NAPO over comments on Akosombo Dam spillage
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Mepe Development Association takes on NAPO over comments on Akosombo Dam spillage

The Mepe Development Association has condemned the Minister of Energy’s comments when he appeared before Parliament on Wednesday, November 8, to provide an update on the spillage of the Akosombo Dam.Matthew Opoku Prempeh defended the Volta River Authority (VRA) during his briefing of Parliament on the happenings surrounding the spillage of the dam and its attendant devastations, as well as the measures being taken by the government to provide relief for the affected people.A day after the Minister’s appearance, the Mepe Development Association, in a statement, condemned the Minister’s utterances and called them appalling and unapologetic.The Energy Minister defended that the VRA conducted simulation exercises prior to the spillage and told Parliament that the spillage of the dam was ...
NAPO questions viability of resettlement for Akosombo flood victims
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NAPO questions viability of resettlement for Akosombo flood victims

The Minister for Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has questioned the viability and practicality of constructing resettlement structures for residents displaced by the Akosombo Dam Spillage.According to the minister, the residents will return to their original homes after the water recedes as has always been the case.Speaking to Starr News after briefing parliament about the disaster, Dr. Prempeh however said the decision of resettlement should be left in the hands of the committee set up by the government to oversee the spillage disaster.“The government has set up a Ministerial committee that is still working, we are not out of the doldrums yet and that we finish Parliament can enquire from them their reports.“I think that we have a difficult time, where flooding has been occurrin...
Ghana committed to clean energy-Minister
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Ghana committed to clean energy-Minister

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Energy Minister, says Ghana is taking the necessary steps to gradually switch from the use of fossil fuels to carbon-free and renewable energy sources.Already, the country is undertaking major initiatives, including targeting a 10 per cent integration of renewable energy into its energy mix by 2030 and developing an energy transition framework.Dr Opoku Prempeh, who was contributing to a panel discussion at the ongoing Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi Kenya, said the efforts were in sync with the broader context of Ghana’s blue-print towards the the global climate agenda.He explained that some of Ghana’s energy initiatives dated back to 2005, adding “This is when we launched the appliance standards and labelling regime to date where we have passed leg...
Education Minister admitted at UGMC….awaiting COVID-19 test results
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Education Minister admitted at UGMC….awaiting COVID-19 test results

Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, the Minister of Education has been detained at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) Legon, ahead of his results for a second COVID-19 test. A statement issued by Rodney, Nkrumah-Boateng, his Press Secretary, andcopied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said the Minister’s first test for the respiratory virus, however, tested negative.The statement explained that the medical doctor, “On Tuesday, June 20,underwent various tests, including COVID-19, after feeling unwell for a couple of days. He tested negative for the virus and this informed his decision to travel to his constituency (Manhyia South) for his acclamation on Saturday, 20th June 2020.“Following his return to Accra, he still felt unwell and decided to check himself in for further tests, ...