Before the dust settles after the government terminated the PDS agreement, the leading opposition party, the NDC has raised the red flag over the new plan or recommendation to the government to use restrictive tendering process to replace the Power Distribution Services (PDS).
The National Democratic Congress is of the view that, the government does not have the goodwill and trust of the people to do what it called due diligence via the proposed restrictive tendering.
According to the NDC, this is because, government’s own negligence led to the option of cancellation of the concession agreement with the PDS having entered into a bad deal.
The position of the NDC was made known by its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, at a press conference held at the party’s headquarters in Accra on Monday.
The NDC also called on government to dissolve the current board of the Millennium Development Authority as well as the board of the Electricity Company of Ghana.
This is because, the party holds the view that the two boards have showed signs of incompetence and lacks what it take to protect the interest of Ghana in such matters.
The finance minister, Ken Ofori Atta, had earlier on in a letter indicated that government has terminated the agreement between it and the PDS at a meeting held in the US on October 18, 2019.
The factors consider before the agreement was terminated were also enumerated in the said letter.
The letter recommended that, limiting tendering process should be used for find a suitable substitute for the Power Distribution Services (PDS) “in a timely manner” for the Compact II Program.with the US to continue.
It is this aspect of the letter that the NDC is shedding light on and believes that, it will not be in the best interest of the nation. Would government ever listen to these critics Minister of Information calls “Witches”?