The US Embassy has explained why it insisted on Ghana keeping the Power Distribution Service (PDS) deal despite government’s claim that the consortium lacked a valid demand guarantee.

Spokesperson at the Embassy Naomi Mattos told JoyNews’ Kojo Yankson that the first statement issued by the American government established that Meralco be maintained in the deal was the outcome of its series of meetings with Ghana government officials.

“We believe that the concession was valid and that the transfer was valid on March 1st 2019…the independent forensic audit found that that transfer was valid so we stuck with that take on the matter.

”The independent forensic audit stated that the concession was valid so we chose to go with what the independent audit, we determined that the independent audit said and that we wanted to move forward with this very important concession,” she said.

Watch the interview below: