The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability, ASEPA has directed Ghanaians to not pay their electricity bills to the controversial ridden Power Distribution Service, PDS.
The civil organization raises concern that as at now, they are uncertain about the authority that will be in charge of revenue collection as their are two entities to talk about now, PDS and ECG.
In a press statement that the civil organization, ASEPA released yesterday, August 9th, they request all Ghanaians to halt paying their electricity bills until the government settles on one authority to steer the affairs of electrity distribution in the country.
Below is the full statement;
*WE CANNOT CONTINUE PAYING BILLS TO PDS, GHANAIANS MUST BOYCOTT PAYMENT OF BILLS UNTIL ECG-PDS DEAL IS ABROGATED-ASEPA*
We recieve the joint Press Statement from ECG-PDS with a pinch of salt.
First of all why should PDS still be in charge of revenue collection when indeed, there is enough evidence that the demand guarantee they presented for the take over was fraudulent, that they paid no shareholder or equity contribution even though they are assumed by MiDA as Equity Investors and finally have not been able to account for the GHC2.6billion revenue collected since the take over!
What plans have government put in place to secure the revenue collected by PDS so far, what measures have government put in place to ensure that when the deal is eventually abrogated after the investigations all revenues will be secured.
Definitely Ghanaians cannot continue to pay bills to PDS when we are uncertain about the authority of the collection agency.
We therefore entreat Ghanaians to boycott the payment of their electricity bills in disapproval of this decision until such time that the deal is abrogated and the revenue collection authority is handed back to ECG.
Executive Director ASEPA
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