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I Will Enhance Private Sector Efficiency in Electricity Distribution in 2025 – John Dramani Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama, also the flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has pledged to diligently improve private sector efficiency in Ghana’s electricity distribution system, including metering, revenue management, and fault response, upon assuming office as president in January 2025.

His commitment follows the loss of a $190 million contract negotiated during his presidency, intended for private sector participation in electricity distribution under the US Millennium Compact. Mahama attributed the loss of this contract to what he described as corrupt and cronyistic governance practices under the current administration led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

Expressing disappointment, Mahama took to his social media platform to share his sentiments, stating, “Dear fellow Ghanaians, It’s disheartening to learn that the $190 million we negotiated for private sector participation in electricity distribution under the US Millennium Compact has been lost due to Nana Addo and Bawumia’s corrupt, ‘yenkyendi’, and cronyistic governance practices. This is unacceptable, and we deserve better as a people.”

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Mahama emphasized his administration’s commitment to accountability and promised a thorough investigation into the Power Distribution Services (PDS) scandal to hold those involved accountable. He called for unity in fighting corruption and cronyism, stating, “We can work together to build a brighter future for Ghana’s power sector that benefits citizens and businesses. Let’s stand together, fight against corruption and cronyism, and work towards building the Ghana we want.”

Mahama’s pledge comes as part of his campaign promises ahead of the 2024 elections, where he seeks to return to the presidency.

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