5 NPP top officials who must be prosecuted over PDS deal - NDC

5 NPP top officials who must be prosecuted over PDS deal - NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling for the prosecution of some top NPP officials over the termination of the PDS (Power Distribution Services) deal.

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Addressing the media in Accra on Monday, October 21, the NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the government must ensure the prosecution of the individuals indicted for causing financial loss to the state.

He urged that a proper forensic audit be conducted into the PDS deal gone bad.

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General Mosquito opined that the NPP failed to listen to good advice of the deal’s transaction advisor, the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) for due diligence to be conducted on PDS.

The NDC scribe alleged that President Akufo-Addo, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta, ECG Board Chairman, Keli Gadzekpo and MiDA Board Chairman, Martin Eson-Benjamin can never be trusted when it comes to the PDS deal.

“Don’t trust these people. There is too much corruption in their DNA,” the NDC General Secretary noted.

He further called for dissolution of the MIDA and ECG Boards.

They have failed the nation and proven to be undeserving of the critical mandate which has been entrusted into their care by Ghanaians.

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Government announced a permanent termination of the concession agreement with PDS on Sunday, October 20.

PDS was in July 2019 found to have presented invalid insurance security for the takeover of ECG assets.

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Following months of investigations, the government terminated the deal adding that a restrictive tender process will be used in selecting a new concessionaire by December 31, 2019.

YEN.com.gh earloier reported that a trade war between Nigeria and Ghana appears to be brewing after the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) called for a total boycott of all Nigerian products imported into their country.

The union made the call in retaliation to the closure of the Nigeria border by the Buhari administration.

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