“We do not owe Independent Power Producers” – PDS



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Communications Director for PDS, William Boateng, has refuted  claims  it owes Independent Power Producers.

CEO for Chamber of Independent Power Producers, Elipklim Kwabla Apertogbo has asked Ghanaians to expect more power outages in the coming days over debts Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Ltd owe the power producers.

There has been frequent power instability  in some parts of Accra which has been described by critics as the return of the famous dumsor.

Speaking to the issue on Atinka AM Drive with host Ekourba Gyasi, CEO for Chamber of Independent Power Producers, Elipklim Kwabla Apertogbo stated that prior the PDS take over from Electricity Company of Ghana, (ECG) there were existing issues of inefficiency with regards to ECG.

Elipklim Kwabla Apertogbo hinted that to address the issue of inconsistency in the power sector, the Power Producers and PDS entered into an agreement which mandated the Independent Power producers to continue to supply power to its clients at a cost.

Per the agreement, PDS was required to share its weekly revenue with the Independent Power Producers in order to keep the systems running since most of the consumers of PDS were running on credit meters which meant that the Independent Power producers had to pre-finance the power being consumed by these clients.

According to Elipklim Kwabla Apertogbo, PDS has, however, failed to honour its part of the agreement.

Reacting to the claims, Communications Director for PDS, William Boateng who also spoke to Ekourba Gyasi said PDS has no agreement with Independent Power Producers as the later  is claiming.

He stated that PDS has an agreement with ECG and that as it stands they (PDS) has been fulfilling their part of the agreement.

“Let me correct this factual inaccuracy, PDS has an agreement with ECG and not Independent Power Producers. To the best of my knowledge under the concession we have honoured all our obligations. We have no agreement with them and so do not owe them”, he said.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa