North Tongu Member of Parliament (MP), Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa has called for the establishment of a Commission of Enquiry to investigate the Power Distribution Service (PDS) scandal.
The Finance Ministry through the Information Ministry announced that government has suspended the concession agreement between them and PDS that allowed the latter to take over the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
According to Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the decision was taken after government detected “fundamental and material breaches of PDS’s obligation in the provision of Payment Securities (Demand Guarantees) for the transaction which have been discovered upon further due diligence.”
Reacting to this on his Facebook wall, Okudzeto-Ablakwa who is also minority spokesperson on Foreign Affairs called for the establishment of a full scale enquiry into the saga:
“With our international image on the line, a full-blown Judge-Led independent inquiry in the glare of the public is the only credible and acceptable way forward…,” he posted on his wall.
Below is his full post:
“We cannot trust a Government that is notorious for clearing its members with a nauseating penchant for sleazy cover-ups to investigate this PDS scandal, especially when the entire scandal is a creation of the Akufo-Addo Government and their cronies.
Once again, the Minority in Parliament is clearly vindicated.
With our international image on the line, a full-blown Judge-Led independent inquiry in the glare of the public is the only credible and acceptable way forward.”