The Minority MPs on the Appointments Committee of Parliament are demanding clarity from the Railways Minister- nominee, John Peter Amewu, on the abrogated Power Distribution Services, PDS deal.
The nominee is expected to give further explanation on a number of issues relating to the PDS contract. Of particular interest to the members is how much revenue was collected by PDS and the outstanding claims.
The Minority MPs are demanding this in their report on the nominee.
PDS assumed operation of the Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG in 2019 on a 20-year concession agreement under Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC Ghana Power Compact.
The botched Power Distribution Services Ghana Limited concession deal led to the American government’s withdrawal of its $190-million tranche of the Compact II programme of the Millennium Challenge Corporation following the government of Ghana’s termination of the concession on grounds of fraud.