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PDS saga: Ghanaians should be thankful to us – Amewu

Source The Ghana Report/ Aba Asamoah

Minister for  Energy, John Peter Amewu has replied critics calling for his resignation in the Power Distribution Services (PDS) and the Government of Ghana (GoG) Transaction Agreement saga.

According to him, Ghanaians should be thankful to the government for investigating the activities of PDS and discovering the ‘fraudulent’ actions which led to the suspension of the power distribution arrangement.

The government on Tuesday through the Information Ministry announced that it had suspended the Private Sector Participation deal between the GoG and PDS.

The suspension, according to Mr. Amewu, is as a result of a fraudulent document PDS presented as guarantee for the takeover of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Some members of the opposition NDC have called for the Energy Minister’s resignation for the lack of scrutiny and proper due diligence before the deal was signed.

Mr. Amewu in an interview monitored by The Ghana Report  in a response to persons calling for his head said, “I think that is their view, they are Ghanaians but I think the larger community should be quite happy that government has been able to establish this. We just don’t execute contracts and allow it to end. The due diligence is a process and it is through the process that has established this,“ he said.

Meanwhile the Power Distribution Service in response to the decision by government maintains it has always acted in good faith and “will continue to act in good faith at all times.“

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