The Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG, has served disconnection and demand notices on some heavily indebted public and private institutions.
According to the power distributor, six out of the numerous institutions including the Ministry of Communications, Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Center, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Economic Organized Crime Office (EOCO), and the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) owe about GH¢9.8 million.
Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra West Region of ECG, Mary Eshun, noted that after the three working day ultimatum, ECG will not hesitate to disconnect defaulters.
Debt owed by the institutions
- Ministry of Communication owes – GH¢5,080,752.37
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – GH¢558,014.13
- Internal Audit Agency – GH¢545,740.68
- Kofi Annan Centre – GH¢208,318.50
- Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) – GH¢277,300.32
- National Information Technology Agency (NITA) – GH¢1,543,113.68
- University of Professional Studies (UPSA) – GH¢1,611,403.21
These amount to a total of GH¢9,824,642.71 for the seven listed institutions out of the 29 ECG has targeted for disconnection.
In March this year, the National Task Force of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited has cut power supply to parts of the Kotoka International Airport, the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), the Accra Sports Stadium and the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel over debts owed to the company.
According to the leader of the task force, Mr. Larbi Siaw Stephens, Accra Sports Stadium and La Palm were also disconnected as part of efforts to reduce the debts of the company.
In May 2021, Ghana’s Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, told the media that the government had paid all its debt of GHC 2.63 billion owed to the Electricity Company of Ghana as of March 2020, in the quest to “improve liquidity of the company.
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