Ghana Gas Helicopters not missing – Jinapor

Former Deputy Minister of Power, John Jinapor

Former Deputy Minister of Power, John Jinapor, has dismissed claims that some helicopters belonging to the Ghana Gas Company are missing.

He said the company’s helicopters are in the care of the Ghana Air Force since Ghana Gas has no hangars to protect the aircraft.

“We procured four helicopters and they were commissioned by John Mahama in public. Ghana Gas does not have the pilots and expertise to fly the helicopters… The helicopters are not supposed to be parked at Atuabo… The Ghana Armed Forces was asked to manage the helicopters,” he said.

“The helicopters are not missing… Before I left office, the helicopters were in good shape and were working… The management saying they do not know about the procurement of the helicopters is surprising,” Mr Jinapor told Accra-based Starr FM.

The co-chair of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (GHEITI), Dr Steve Manteaw, was the first to raise the alarm on some helicopters allegedly going missing.