Independent Presidential Candidate for 2012 and 2016, Jacob Osei Yeboah popularly known as JOY2012 has predicted that Ghana risk return to an era of load-shedding popularly called “Dumsor” if government fails to terminate the agreement between the Power Distribution Services (PDS).
According to him, the report by FTI Consulting, a United States-based consulting firm commissioned by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) to investigate whether or not Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ltd duly won the contract to manage the assets of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) indicates that Al Koot has no financial capacity to handle the demand guarantees of PDS.
In a release signed by Jacob Yeboah and copied to thepressradio.com on Monday, September 9, 2019 stated that “Assuming without admitting any direct corrupt act, it is evidently clear that Al Koot has no financial capacity to handle the demand guarantees of PDS. The Board of Al Koot should have authenticated the demand guarantees and should have also been signed by Osman Hag Musa, the Chief Officer of General Insurance”.
He maintained that the failure of PDS to meet the conditionalities and prudent business equity participation of 51% shareholding by PDS can have dire consequences on IPPs sustainability and might plunge the nation to another Dumsor era.
“There is no payment of the 51% equity shareholding* of PDS made or in receipt as a prudent business transaction. *This is totally unacceptable for the government to give 51% of GHc22 Billion company free of charge against the taxpayers and the public purse* . The government can raise this capital through Private and IPO for improved cash injection for power distribution by ECG”. The release stated.
Below is the full release
FTI FORENSIC AUDIT/INVESTIGATION INTO DEMAND GUARANTEES SUBMITTED BY POWER DISTRIBUTION SERVICES
The office of JOY2012 released a press statement on July 15, 2019 urging the government to give *PDS back to Ghanaians due to the inability of the former to honour her financial obligations and guarantees to ensure stability in power distribution* .
The above subject report submitted by FTI Consulting dated 3rd September 2019 has reinforced without any iota of ambiguity that, H.E. Nana Addo led government have no option but to terminate the Lease Assignment and Agreement (LAA) that Commissioned PDS due to varied failed conditionalities and prudent business equity participation of 51% share Holding by PDS .
These four points among many infractions should suffice for the termination of PDS deal. Assuming without […]