The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says they have discovered a letter of a new deal between the government and a new company called Meridian Power Ventures Limited in Hong Kong.
Addressing the press on Thursday, the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Aseidu Nketiah popularly known as General Mosquito said: “since the negotiation for the turnover of the ECG assets and facilities, after the PDS consortium declared the preferred bidder in the ECG concession, there have been several issues that have arisen in connection with the management and governance of the ECG concession, as well as Board of PDS which unfortunately have not been fully addressed, including the prolonged suspension of the license of PDS and the ECG concession and the issues on the demand guarantee.”
According to him, “any further delay on this issue will be prejudicial to the best interest of all stakeholders, especially the electricity consumers of Ghana. We will like to give the assurance that we will act with dispatch to immediately resolve and address these issues in the Special Board Meeting that we called for which we trust will enable the immediate restring of the PDS board and management towards a more effective governance structure and management. We are calling on the government to come out because there are very serious constitutional issues that have been raised on this matter”.
The NPP in response has described the letter as fake.
Kamal Deen, Deputy Communications Director of the NPP, speaking on Peace FM morning show Kokrokoo, said “the NDC of late has assumed some position of always trying to look bad” and added that the “authenticity of the letter sighted by the NDC is in question”.
“The position of the government is that PDS remains suspended” he further indicated.
However, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, the Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper speaking on the same platform, had a different view.
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