Okudzeto Ablakwa Orders ECG Not To Cut Power To School Who Owed Light Bills

Okudzeto Ablakwa Orders ECG Not To Cut Power To School Who Owed Light Bills

Deputy Minister of Education (Tertiary), Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has ordered the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to stay away from cutting power to educational institutions in the country due to the nonpayment of tariffs.

In his address at the 3rd Congregation for Bachelor of Technology for Accra Polytechnic, the deputy minister assured that government was much ready to dialogue with all relevant stakeholders as the Finance Ministry, school authorities and the ECG over how best issues related to the payment of utility can be addressed.

The Accra Polytechnic got disconnected from the national electricity grid following its indebtedness to the Electricity Company of Ghana at a tune of over GH₵ 2 million (exactly GH₵ 2,750,035.17) - a development which experienced a brawl between school authorities and students as the former decided students be billed with utility bills.

In the meantime, government's timely intervention is documented to have stalled the disconnection as measures are being taken to refinance the debts of the polytechnic.

 

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