PDS sues gov’t for terminating contract – Oppong Nkrumah reveals

PDS sues gov’t for terminating contract – Oppong Nkrumah reveals

- PDS has sued Ghana government over the wrongful termination of contract

- The GoG abruptly terminated a concession agreement in October 2019 following some breaches in contract

- Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said a presser in Accra

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Power Distribution Services Limited (PDS) has sued the government of Ghana for wrongful termination of its contract with the state.

This was disclosed by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

“Yes, PDS has sued the government in the court here in Ghana…wrongful termination is one of their claims”, Mr. Nkrumah noted.

PDS sues gov’t for terminating contract – Oppong Nkrumah reveals

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. Source: Facebook/Information Ministry
Source: UGC

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“We’ve contested that and we have grounds for contesting it so those are the matters that are currently in court. We are pretty confident that our case before the court will hold up at the end of the day,” the Ofoase Ayirebi lawmaker said in an interview on Accra-based Joy News.

PDS, a private entity was in March 2019 contracted to distribute electricity to the southern part of the country, taking over the Electricity Company of Ghana.

However, in October 2019, the government of Ghana terminated its agreement with the power distribution company.

Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has vowed to investigate and prosecute persons in the NPP government who are culpable in the PDS agreement scandal.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Former president John Dramani Mahama has urged the Akufo-Addo administration to focus on creating jobs to put money into the pockets of Ghanaians instead of the knee-jerk approach of providing freebies.

According to him, the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s incessant desire to give freebies to citizens is a sign that they have failed in investing in the real sectors which could lead to job creation.

Speaking during an interaction with members of the Association of Road Contractors, Mr. Mahama said the NPP prioritizes consumption against development.

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