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IES disappointed in govt over PDS fiasco

The Institute of Energy Security (IES) has expressed disappointment in the government for contributing to the challenges associated with the power concession agreement with Power Distribution Services (PDS).

According to its Executive Director, Paa Kwasi Anamuah Sakyi, PDS failed to demonstrate capitalisation for even the first year of its operation because they were engaged in fraudulent acts.

“I thought we were made to understand that the PDS deal was cancelled sometime ago. Where then from these inconsistencies? Government should be truthful to us and seize working with PDS. You always tell us you have the men, where are they now”? He quizzed on Accra based Neat FM, monitored by Adomonline.com.

The government officially announced the termination of its power concession agreement in a statement dated Friday, October 18, 2019.

But, Mr Sakyi said the government should have taken measures to save the situation once it realised PDS was failing to deliver on its mandate.

While commending the United States Government and the Millennium Development Authority for their role in the detection of the ‘fraud’ and subsequent suspension, the Energy Think Tank said the issue would have been swept under the carpet to be ‘secretly micromanaged’ by the government functionaries, if not for the exposure.

Source: adomonline.com

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