Ghana: PDS Termination Won’t Affect Electricity Supply-ECG

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Ghana’s power distribution company, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has assured Ghanaians that the termination of the PDS concession agreement will not result in the interruptions in power supply to consumers.

According to the ECG, it is continuing with all the activities they were doing before the concession was terminated.

Government has terminated the concession agreement the ECG signed with PDS on the basis of ‘fundamental and material breaches’ in the agreement.

The distribution business, which the ECG ceded to PDS, has now been returned to the ECG.

Section of Ghanaians have expressed fear the development may affect power supply given the contention the termination of PDS agreement has created.

However, speaking to energynewsafrica.com in an interview, Public Relations Officer for ECG, Mr Dan Adjei Larbi said there is no cause for alarm.

“Whatever we were doing in our district offices are going to continue. Whatever the staff there will be doing…be it payment of bills, new service, buying of prepaid etc, they will be doing it in the name of the ECG,” he explained.

“If customers want to write cheques, they should do them in the name of the ECG and not any other company,” he stated.

Mr Larbi said they are in the process of changing all the PDS’s symbols.

Touching on whether there would be job losses, Mr Dan Adjei Larbi explained there would be no job loss but said what would happen is job realignment.

 

Source: www.energynewsafrica.com

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