May 22, 2022

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ECG dropping billions of cedis to energy robbery, unpaid expenses – Power Minister

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The Electrical energy Corporate of Ghana loses just about GHS3.2 billion because of unlawful connections, and non-payment of expenses, amongst others, consistent with the Power Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh.

Talking to the clicking on Wednesday, Dr. Prempeh mentioned the ECG losses had been from “our incapability to pay, unwillingness to pay or energy robbery.”

He confident that the Nationwide Income Coverage Taskforce used to be “out in complete swing” to treatment this problem with earnings.

“The Nationwide Income Coverage Taskforce goes out since the quantity of power ECG is setting up the gadget, it isn’t getting the commensurate amount of cash again to make sure that it turns into commercially viable.”

“So if ECG loses 400 million bucks, averagely…which corporate will also be viable in the event you proceed to lose the amount of cash that the ECG losses,” Dr. Prempeh quizzed.

He stressed out that “each and every Ghanaian should be accountable and pay for the power she or he consumes, or else you’re going to be visited through the Income Coverage Taskforce.”

The Electrical energy Corporate of Ghana lately indicated its readiness to head after about 30 personal and public establishments that owe it GHS 120 million.

A few of these establishments owe up to about GHS 45 million and feature now not proven any dedication in spite of receiving disconnection notices from ECG, consistent with Citi Information resources.

The establishments come with the Ghana Airport, College of Ghana, Accra World Convention Heart (AICC), Accra Metropolitan Meeting (AMA) and  Parliament.