October 23rd, 2019

Ghana government stands ground against US over PDS agreement termination

Amid the outcry over the botched concession agreement between the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Power Distribution Services (PDS), the Government of Ghana has […]
October 23rd, 2019

PDS saga: Ghana risks losing more aid from US, allies – PIAC predicts

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), is predicting doom for Ghana following the cancellation of the Power Distribution Services (PDS) concession agreement. Chairman of […]
October 23rd, 2019

Support government’s position on termination of PDS agreement – MP to Ghanaians

The Member of Parliament for the Tarkwa Nsuaem constituency and Vice-Chair of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, Mr. George Mireku Duka has called […]
October 23rd, 2019

ECG assumes full operation after PDS deal cancellation

The Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) has announced it has “assumed full operational and financial control of the electricity distribution business in the Southern […]
October 23rd, 2019

ECG officially severs ties with PDS

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has terminated its contract with Power Distribution Services Ghana Limited (PDS) as far as power distribution in Ghana is […]
October 23rd, 2019

PDS impasse: US withdraws $190m power compact support

The United States Government has withdrawn the second tranche of the power compact support for Ghana. As a result, the second tranche of $190million meant […]
October 23rd, 2019

Termination of PDS agreement unwarranted – US government

The government of the United States of America says Ghana’s decision to terminate the concession agreement between the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Power […]
October 23rd, 2019

Asiedu Nketia gives govt legal tips on how to prosecute officials over PDS deal

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has begun chanting ‘prosecution’, ‘prosecution’ as government has terminated its agreement with Power Distribution Services (PDS), which managed the […]
October 23rd, 2019

PDS has delivered – Yaw Oppong

Legal practitioner Yaw Oppong says PDS has lived up to his expectation in the management of electricity in the country since taking over from ECG. […]
October 23rd, 2019

PDS saga: Ghana loses $190m MCC money

On October 19, 2019, the Government of Ghana (GoG) informed the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington, D.C. of its decision to terminate the concession […]
October 23rd, 2019

Support govt’s position on termination of PDS agreement – MP to Ghanaians

The Member of Parliament for the Tarkwa Nsuaem constituency and Vice-Chair of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, Mr. George Mireku Duka has called […]
October 23rd, 2019

Ghana risks going back to dumsor over botched PDS deal – Former Power Minister

Former Power Minister and Member of Parliament for Ellembelle consituency, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah has explained that the country risk going back over the botched […]
October 23rd, 2019

Termination of PDS deal was unwarranted, $190m withdrawn – US

The United States of America has described the termination of the concession agreement with Power Distribution Services (PDS) as unwarranted. Despite the government’s claims of fraud in […]
October 23rd, 2019

Full Statement: US Embassy on termination PDS agreement by Govt of Ghana

Statement from the Embassy of the United States of America Regarding the Termination of the Private Sector Concession by the Government of Ghana under the […]
October 22nd, 2019

Former NPP MP ‘chokes’ on PDS mess

Former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Obuasi East, Edward Enin is at sea over government’s handling of the controversial concession agreement […]
October 22nd, 2019

Terminating PDS deal dangerous for Ghana-US relations – Steve Manteaw

Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Dr. Steve Manteaw is warning that Ghana risks jeopardizing its relations with the United States if […]
October 22nd, 2019

PDS ‘storm’ not over yet; expect more – John Jinapor

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Yapei Kusawgu constituency, John Jinapor says the brouhaha surrounding the controversial PDS scandal is not over. He said even […]
October 22nd, 2019

PDS: Confusion on how to fleece Ghana led to termination – Manteaw

The Chairman of the Public Interest Accountability Committee, Dr. Steve Manteaw, has stated that he suspects the PDS deal was cancelled because of confusion among […]
October 22nd, 2019

Government cooked up fraud allegations to terminate PDS deal – PIAC boss

Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee, PIAC Dr. Steve Manteaw said recent developments within the government over the termination of the PDS deal […]
October 22nd, 2019

They can’t instruct us on PDS – Kwabena Donkor urges government to snub MCC

Former Power Minister, Dr. Kwabena Donkor has backed government’s decision to abrogate the controversial Power Distribution Services (PDS) concession agreement with the Electricity Company of […]
October 22nd, 2019

Reinstate PDS – MCC tells govt

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has asked the Government of Ghana via the Minister of Finance, to reinstate PDS as managers of Ghana’s power prior […]
October 22nd, 2019

Prove Akufo-Addo had interest in PDS deal – Jantuah to NDC

Former Vice-Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee(PIAC) Kwame Jantuah has challenged the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) to provide evidence to back its claim […]
October 22nd, 2019

PDS saga: Our sovereignty can’t be bought for USD500m – Hadzide

Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Pius Enam Hadzide, has said Ghana will not have her sovereignty bought for USD500 million in reference to the recently-terminated […]
October 21st, 2019

Ofori-Atta, Amewu must resign over PDS scandal – NDC demands

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding resignation or dismissal of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta and, Energy Minister, Peter Amewu and the dissolution of […]
October 21st, 2019

Restrictive tender may produce worse outcome than PDS deal – IES

The Institute of Energy Security (IES) has stated that the government’s decision to use a restrictive tendering process to select a successor to the Power […]
October 21st, 2019

PDS is Ghana’s biggest corruption scandal ever – NDC

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the PDS scandal is Ghana’s biggest corruption scandal ever. Addressing a press conference in Accra Monday morning on […]
October 21st, 2019

Ghana, MCC agree December 31 deadline for new power concession

The Ghana government and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) have agreed on a December 31 deadline for the establishment of a new power concession. This […]
October 21st, 2019

Restrictive tender may produce worse outcome than the ‘stinking’ PDS deal – IES

The Institute of Energy Security (IES) has said the government’s proposal to resort to restrictive tendering in selecting a private partner for the management of […]
October 21st, 2019

Don’t use restricted tendering to replace PDS – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has kicked against the government’s proposal for the use of restricted tendering to replace the Power Distribution Services (PDS) in the […]
October 21st, 2019

PDS Termination: Government faces opposition in quest to use restricted tendering

The government is facing resistance in its quest to replace the Power Distribution Services (PDS). The concession agreement with the company was terminated after its […]
October 21st, 2019

Probe $1.5bn revenue collected by PDS – Alex Mould

Energy and finance expert, Alex Mould has called on government to probe the almost $1.5bn revenue collected by PDS since its inception as a powers […]
October 21st, 2019

Ken Ofori-Atta’s letter on why government terminated PDS deal

The government of Ghana has finally terminated the Power Distribution Service’s (PDS) concession agreement with the Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG A letter dated 18 […]
October 20th, 2019

Government seeks to replace PDS with a restricted tender process

The government says it remains committed to private sector participation in Ghana’s energy sector. This follows the termination of the controversial Power Distribution Service (PDS) […]
October 20th, 2019

Official: Gov’t terminates PDS deal, promises to find new partner soon

The Akufo-Addo government has officially announced the termination its power concession agreement with Power Distribution Services (PDS). It said in a statement that the decision […]
October 20th, 2019

Full details of why government terminated PDS deal

The government of Ghana has terminated its concession deal with Power Distribution Services Limited regarding the distribution of electricity in Ghana. A letter dated 18 […]
October 19th, 2019

Govt to publish findings on PDS scandal next week

Government says it would next week make the public, its findings after probing into the controversial Power Distribution Service (PDS) deal which was fraught with […]