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ECG disconnects Energy Ministry over debt

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) on Tuesday, March 14, disconnected power supply to the Energy Ministry, JoyNews sources have disclosed.


The disconnection plunged the entire Ministry into darkness for almost half a day. 


According to the sources, power was, however, restored to the Ministry after it paid its debt bill in full.


The power distributor will from Monday, March 20, embark on a massive disconnection exercise in a bid to mobilise revenue.


The exercise is using almost all ECG staff from top management to junior officers to retrieve all the monies owed to them.


The Managing Director of ECG, Samuel Dubik Mahama, said the company is owed over GH¢5 billion from the month of September 2022 to February 2023.Most of this debt resides with the SOEs and MDAs.


He added that the agencies that would refuse to settle their bill immediately will face the same consequence as the Energy Ministry.


Ahead of this exercise, Mr Dubik Mahama has toured all the operational regions of ECG to sensitise the staff on how to go about the mobilisation of the revenue, and to respect the customer at all times.


He also reminded the staff that ECG is a business and not a charity and everyone must start to behave as such.


It is expected that at the end of the exercise, 100% of the debt would be recovered.


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