ECG threatens to disconnect gov't institutions

ECG threatens to disconnect gov't institutions

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) will embark on a major disconnection exercise of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies effective 20th June this year due to the latter’s indebtedness to the company to the tune of several millions of Ghana Cedis.

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According to the ECG, 40% of its monthly billing have not been paid by Government outfits, leading to the financial bankruptcy of the company. It has warned that any attempt to frustrate or hinder the debt reclamation exercise will be deemed illegal and tantamount to an obstruction of the constitutionally mandated duty of the company adding that any such move will be fiercely resisted.

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General Secretary of the Public Utility Worker’s Union (PUWU),Brother K. Bondzi Quaye, made these remarks at a press conference in the Hall of Trade Unions where the Divisional Executive Committee of ECG senior and junior staff union members of PUWU also raised red flags over Government’s decision to hand over the Electricity Company of Ghana to a private investor on a concession for 25 years.

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