“The teams from Qatar and US are back and are completing their report, there is also some ongoing work with MiDA in Ghana that will also be factored into the report and when the president returns from his Asian trip, a final determination will be made and then announced but my understanding is that we are wrapping this up…… and then when a final determination is made a public announcement will be made on the way forward, the inquiry is supposed to be done with a thirty day period the brief I had is that the inquiry has come to an end…”
These were the words of the Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. He says the thirty days probe into the breaches in the PDS concession deal has been completed.
The government began a thirty-day probe into the PDS concession deal after they detected “fundamental and material breaches of PDS’s obligation in the provision of Payment Securities (Demand Guarantees) for the transaction.
Speaking to Citi FM, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said final determinations will be made after the president returns from Asia.
ECG, PDS interim operational modalities
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the Power Distribution Services (PDS) have both agreed on some modalities to ensure that there are no disruptions in power supply and service delivery to Ghanaians.
In a statement, jointly-signed by Ing. Samuel Boakye-Appiah, MD of ECG and Rev. Ing William Hutton-Mensah, CEO of PDS, Power Distribution Services both companies have agreed to allow PDS to carry on with “all activities related to electricity retail sale.”
According to the statement, PDS will be responsible for meter reading, billing, distribution of bills, bill reconciliation, revenue collection, and new service connections.
PDS will also undertake disconnection exercises, replacement of faulty meters and networks, repair works as well as attend to complaints and fault reporting to the call centers.