Minority petition US government to probe PDS saga


The Minority in Parliament has petitioned the United States government to help probe the Power Distribution Service (PDS) Ghana Limited saga.

The Ghana government has since initiated investigations to help find an early resolution of the dispute that has led to the suspension of the power distribution concession agreement with PDS.

This followed the discovery of problems with a fundamental part of the agreement which required that the PDS put up a guarantee to cover some $400 million.

Following that, the government has since suspended the agreement with PDS and asked that it return the assets to the control of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) whilst a process of investigation was being carried out.

According to the Minority Members of Parliament (MP), the Ghana government cannot be trusted to probe the matter.

The Minority spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who is also MP for North Tongu, who made this known said the petition was formally submitted on Wednesday morning [August 14, 2019] to the US Ambassador to Ghana.