The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding resignation or dismissal of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta and, Energy Minister, Peter Amewu and the dissolution of ECG and MiDA board over the PDS debacle.
Addressing the press on Monday, General Secretary for the party Johnson Asiedu Nketiah accused the Akufo Addo government of attempts to reappropriate shares to cronies through the proposed restrictive tendering.
The PDS concession was canceled by the Akufo-Addo government in a statement dated Friday, October 18 signed by the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta which announced the termination of the 25-year power concession agreement with PDS over irregularities found with the company’s demand guarantee.
The government had earlier in August 2019 announced a suspension of the contract but PDS continued to operate even though they were not in charge of power distribution.
“… In the light of the clear mess created by the mishandling of the PDS deal and the apparent corrupt motives informing it: The NDC demands the immediate dissolution of the MIDA Board and the Keli Gadzekpo-led ECG Board. They have failed the nation and proven to be undeserving of the critical mandate which has been entrusted into their care by Ghanaians. They have proven to be lackeys in the service of a greedy cabal of family and friends hell-bent on appropriating a critical national asset like ECG. Ghana deserves better.
“We demand an immediate forensic audit of the accounts of PDS by an internationally reputable Audit firm and the total refund of all monies which have accrued to or been collected by them from power consumers since 1st March 2019 when they took over the Power Distribution Business of ECG. We need our money now!,” Asiedu Nketiah said.
He added: “We also demand the immediate resignation or dismissal of the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, the Minister of Energy, Peter Amewu, and the prosecution of all officials who played a role in this stinking scandal for the offense of Willfully Causing Financial Loss to the state among others.”