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Energy Ministry isn’t indebted to ECG; there was no disconnection of power supply – Egyapa Mercer

  • SOURCE: | qwesa2big
    • POSTED ON: March 23, 2023

    The Deputy Minister of Energy, Andrew Egyapa Mercer, says
    the allegation that the Energy Ministry owes the Electricity Company of Ghana
    is untrue.

    Rather, he explained that his outfit encountered a technical
    challenge and had to call on the ECG’s managing director to intervene and offer

    According to the legislator, the Energy Ministry operates on
    a prepaid system. Hence, it is impossible for anyone running on the prepaid
    system to become indebted to the ECG.

    “There was a technical problem that led to our
    lights going off on that particular day, for which we sought the intervention
    of the ECG’s managing director to intervene,”
    he explained.

    On March 14, it was reported that the ECG had disconnected
    power supply to the Energy Ministry, an incident that plunged the entire
    Ministry into darkness for almost half a day.

    Sources had it that the power was restored to the Ministry
    after it paid its debt in full.

    It would be recalled that March 20, the ECG underwent a
    massive disconnection operation in a bid to mobilise revenue, as the Managing
    Director of ECG, Samuel Dubik Mahama, disclosed that the company is owed over
    GH¢5 billion from the month of September 2022 to February 2023.

    Thus, Mr Mahama urged all agencies that are indebted to his
    outfit to pay their bill, with the caution that agencies that refused to settle
    their bills immediately would face the same consequence as the Energy Ministry.

    Commenting on ECG’s recent operation to retrieve monies
    being owed to them, Mr Mercer said that the exercise has been sanctioned by the
    Energy Ministry.

    “The exercise that is being carried out by the ECG has
    the full support with the Ministry of Energy because it is important that we
    sustain our electricity generation,”
    Mr Mercer stated.

    He added that the revenue generated by the ECG will enable
    it to pay the other agencies that are in the energy distribution value chain.

    The legislator highlighted the implications of ECG failing
    to pay its suppliers, saying that it would pose a serious threat to the

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