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General News Thu, 22 Aug 2019

PDS saga: Victor Smith asks Minister for Finance, others to step aside

Pending findings over the ongoing investigations to unravel the unfortunate suspension of the 20 year Power Distribution Services (PDS) concession agreement, former Ghana's Ambassador to Ireland under the erstwhile Mahama administration, Victor Smith is asking the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta to step aside.

According to Mr Smith who spoke with host of maakye, Isaac Boamah Darko on an Accra based Twi speaking radio station, Hot 93.9FM in an exclusive interview yesterday, said the Minister of Finance still at post could disrupt the neutrality of the findings, therefore, he should step aside till investigations are done.

"I think it's wrong to conduct investigations with the Finance Minister still in place", Mr Smith averred.

The former Ambassador further mentioned that, the Board Chair of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited, Keli Gadzekpo and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Yoofi Grant as well as the CEO of the Millennium Development Authority (MIDA) Martin Eson-Benjamin should also be asked to lay down their tools and be reinstated after full investigations are concluded as a result of their interpolation in the ongoing investigations.
Source: Daniel Oduro-Mensah
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