The Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited says it has done nothing illegal in its transactions, and is thus ready to fully cooperate with the Government of Ghana (GoG) in its investigations to help find an early resolution of the dispute that has led to the suspension of the power distribution concession agreement in the interest of the country.
PDS insisted it had acted in good faith and had not engaged in any ‘fraudulent’ deal as Ghanaians had been made to believe, and was thus ready to clear its name.
Reacting to the issues for the first time since the controversy came up following a terse statement that was issued last week, the Chairman of PDS, Mr Philip Ayesu, welcomed the government’s proposed 30-day investigation into the issues, saying it would help the company clear its name of any wrongdoing.
As part of its commitment to resolve the impasse, PDS has also given an assurance that it will cooperate with all stakeholders in ensuring that power supply is not interrupted, pending the determination of the issues relating to the insurance company, AlKoot’s fraud claim made to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the Energy Commission’s alleged “unlawful acts” and restoration of normalcy as provided by the three Concession Agreements relating to the PDS Concession.
He said he was optimistic that the commitment being showed by the PDS would assist the government in the early resolution of the dispute.
The PDS Board chairman further indicated that the board had held an emergency meeting to discuss its plan and what it could do to ensure that there was quick resolution of the issue.
Mr Ayesu expressed the opinion that someone from the ECG had been trying to use AlKoot to mislead the government and was, therefore, of the belief that the truth and the facts would all be known when the investigations are completed.