Gov’t ignored several concerns raised over PDS deal – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has hinted of plans to further investigate the operations of the Power Distribution Services Limited (PDS).

According to the Minority Spokesperson on the Mines and Energy Committee, Adams Mutawakilu, government has been unfair to Ghanaians by not adhering to earlier concerns raised about the agreement.

This comes after the government announced suspension of the concession agreement with PDS, after the detection of fundamental and material breaches of obligation in the provision of Payment Securities.

In a Citi News interview, Adam Mutawakilu said government should have been more diligent prior to the signing of the concession agreement with PDS claiming the documents presented by PDS prior to the signing of the deal was not genuine.

Mr. Adam Mutawakilu further accused government of not sticking to aspects of the deal which was approved by Parliament.

The Member of Parliament for Damongo also argued that Government’s decision to scrap the agreement deal could have dire consequences for the country on the International front in the future.

He also accused some government officials of sidestepping the agreed rule of engagements for the concession deal.

Power Distribution Service (PDS) has denied wrongdoing in its concession agreement with the government through the Ministry of Finance.

The company, in a statement following government’s announcement of an immediate suspension of the deal owing to the discovery of some improper actions by PDS said it “wishes to state for the record that it has always acted and will continue to act in good faith at all times.”

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a statement on Tuesday said, PDS’ concession agreement was suspended after the government discovered some breaches in the company’s obligation in the provision of Payment Securities.


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