Parliament has summoned the deputy minister of power, John Jinapor and the head of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Robert Dwamena for questioning over the anomalies in the billing system of the ECG.
Chairman of the select committee on energy Amadu Sorogho has confirmed to the media that the decision by the House seeks to answer questions regarding the 300 percent increase in electricity tariffs.
“ECG’s managing director has also been asked to appear before the select committee to explain the current problem that is confronting the consumers, some of the bills have even been increased by more than 300 percent,” he stated.
Since the last adjustment in utilities in December 2015, there have been incessant complaints from power consumers over inflated bills and other anomalies in the billing system of the distributor.
A statement from the Pubic Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC) has directed the ECG to stop its new billing system ; “the Commission after a thorough investigation into the matter through our monitoring exercise which culminated into visits to specific areas and also interrogation of bills which were presented to consumers by the Electricity Company of Ghana, came to the conclusion that there was an anomaly in the initial implementation of the new billing software,” the statement ordered.