The Electrical power Organization of Ghana (ECG) and the Ability Distribution Services (PDS) have both equally agreed on some modalities to guarantee that there is no disruptions in electric power supply in the region.
As part of the modalities, equally organizations have agreed to allow for PDS to have on with “all pursuits connected to energy retail sale.”
According to a assertion jointly signed by Ing. Samuel Boakye-Appiah, MD of ECG and Rev. Ing William Hutton-Mensah, CEO of PDS, Power Distribution Solutions will be dependable for meter reading through, billing, distribution of costs, bill reconciliation, income assortment, and new assistance connections.
PDS will also undertake disconnection workout routines, substitution of faulty meters and networks, restore will work as nicely as show up at to problems and fault reporting to the phone centres.
“In gentle of the previously mentioned, all payments and other associated pursuits shall go on to just take area at PDS Regional and District places of work, PDS existing Consumer Services Centres, PDS certified vending stations, PDS operated Income Points and banking institutions,” the statement extra.
The organizations in the assertion indicated that the arrangement “shall be in drive from 8th of August, 2019 until the reversal or otherwise by the Energy Commission.”
This will come on the back again of the Finance Minister’s directive to ECG to suppose oversight obligation of motion of money to and from all accounts operated by PDS.
The Finance Ministry mentioned it was also facilitating the unfreezing of the accounts of PDS .
“The Ministry of Finance is now facilitating the de-freezing of PDS accounts to guarantee that there are money to guidance the working day-to-day functions,” the Finance Ministry stated in an previously letter to PDS, ECG and other sector companies.
The Finance Ministry in the letter mentioned that: “PDS will continue to function their current bank accounts. PDS must lodge all dollars and cheque collections into the financial institution accounts intact. No personnel of PDS is permitted to keep any hard cash/cheque collected.”
ECG according to the Finance Ministry will have to also be furnished with detailed profits collection and expenditure report on a weekly foundation and the related financial institution statements “to guidance same at the shut of company each day. ECG have to approve all payments, transfers and disbursement of cash from the PDS financial institution accounts right before they are effected.”
“ECG have to on a day by day basis be furnished [by PDS] with aspects of outflows from the income accounts,” the letter extra. Gov’t suspends PDS concession
The government of Ghana on July 30, 2019 suspended a concession agreement with PDS for distribution of ability in Ghana with quick result adhering to what it claimed was the discovery “of essential and substance breaches of PDS’ obligation in the provision of Payment Securities (Demand Assures).”
Governing administration later on announced that it experienced launched a comprehensive-scale inquiry into the breaches and a committee manufactured up of specialists comprising coverage investigation specialists, officers of the Vitality and Finance ministries and officers of the ECG and MIDA as nicely experienced 30 times to entire the probe. PDS presented cast document – Amewu
Power Minister, John Peter Amewu, subsequently claimed investigations conducted by the government had founded that some of the documents introduced by PDS as a promise for the takeover were being cast.