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PDS lawyers deny media reports over suspension

The lawyers for Power Distribution Services (PDS), Minkah-Premo & Co. have denied media publications that their client, PDS, was suspended by government from carrying out its retail sale of electricity in the country on the basis of misinformation and misrepresentation of facts.

According to them in a statement copied to GhanaWeb, they issued no such statement either in writing or any oral interview and will encourage the public to disregard such information.

In a Daily Guide publication on August 6, 2019, the newspaper indicated that the government of Ghana’s narrative and the conduct of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Energy Commission seem to suggest wrongdoing on the part of PDS on the basis of misinformation and misrepresentation of the true facts.

The newspaper quoted a statement by the lawyers from PDS that it was “therefore important for the position of PDS on the matter to be stated in order to paint a true picture of the situation as truly obtains.”

Background

On 30th July 2019, the Ministry of Information issued a press statement announcing that the Ministry of Finance and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) had suspended the concession agreement between them and the Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited with immediate effect.

This was followed by two letters from the Energy Commission, one purporting to cancel PDS’s licence and another announcing the transfer of the licence to ECG, urging PDS to cooperate with ECG on the process of transferring the licence.

The government of Ghana through the Information Ministry also announced further investigations into the matter which is expected to be completed in the course of 30 days.

Read full statement below



Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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