PDS scandal: Sack Amewu, Ofori-Atta now – Asiedu Nketia to Akufo-Addo

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The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the President, Nana Akufo-Addo to dismiss the Energy Minister, Peter Amewu and Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta from office for the role they played in the Power Distribution Service (PDS) scandal.

Reports indicate that the Government of Ghana cancelled the PDS agreement against the position  of the US government which demanded the deal remains as a means of preserving the $498 million Millennium Challenge Account (MiDA) compact.

‘Fundamental and material breaches’, according to the Information Minister, Kojo OPPONG Nkrumah was among the reasons for the suspension of the deal on July 30, 2019.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) was unhappy with the suspension, insisting the government of Ghana acted too hastily.

Commenting on this at press conference in Accra on Monday, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the party is demanding the immediate dismissal of all the people that played active role in the concession agreement.

“We also demand the immediate resignation or dismissal of the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, the Minister of Energy, Peter Amewu, and the prosecution of all officials who played a role in this stinking scandal for the offense of Willfully Causing Financial Loss to the state among others,” he demanded at the press conference.

According to the NDC scribe, these two Ministers ought to be dismissed because they played active role in the concession agreement.

Asiedu Nketia also demanded that ‘the Akufo-Addo government completely abandons the idea of engaging in the proposed restrictive tender process for the selection of a new concessionaire with immediate effect, pending the total clean up of all relevant state institutions and actors who are responsible for this mess.’

Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | KWAKU NTI

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