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CONFIRMED: PDS to take over ECG on February 27

By Mutala Yakubu
CONFIRMED: PDS to take over ECG on February 27

It has now been confirmed by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) that the Power Distribution Services Ltd (PDS) will officially takeover Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

The plan by PDS to take over ECG was postponed last month. This takeover was rescheduled to February 1, 2019, but again failed to materialise.

A statement from MiDA read “On Thursday, 21st February 2019, the Board of Directors of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) confirmed Wednesday, 27th February 2019 as the date for the ceremony to hand over the electricity distribution Assets and Operations of the Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd (ECG) to Power Distribution Services Ltd (PDS).”

“The Board of Directors and the ECG PSP Stakeholders anticipate a smooth transition, and count on the support and cooperation of all Ghanaians to ensure the success of PDS as the new Electricity Distribution Operator in the Southern Distribution Zone of Ghana.”

MiDA wishes to assure Ghanaians that it will continue to adhere to, and uphold high standards of transparency throughout the process.
Power Distribution Service promised some massive turnaround of ECG when they finally take over.

PDS is expected to invest over ¢500 million in ECG.

The Millennium Development Authority has indicated there are clauses in the concession that would result in the “agreement” being reviewed every five years that is if, they are not able to meet the Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) under the concession.

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