Parliament Denies ECG Disconnection
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has served the legislature with the summons to pay its debt, but Parliament has refuted allegations that its power supply has been withdrawn.
According to Kate Addo, the Director of Public Affairs, the house experienced two power outages on Wednesday due to an internal malfunction, not due to disconnection for non-payment of bills.
“My interaction with the Development Department’s head demonstrates that there was no such disconnect.”
“We had two power outages on Wednesday, and it had nothing to do with ECG showing up to withdraw electricity from parliament,” she explained.
The ECG has been aggressively disconnecting defaulting institutions, including governmental agencies, in recent months.
The Electricity Company of Ghana task force visited Parliament earlier this month to begin a disconnection exercise as a result of a debt the company said the legislature owed them.
ECG cut electricity to Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and other Ghana Airports Company buildings on March 14, 2022, due to outstanding debts.
After the KIA failed to pay its due to the power distribution company, the disconnection was carried out.
According to Ghana News Agency sources, KIA owes ECG around GHC49 million.
The task team rejected an attempt by KIA management to pay the amount by check while the disconnection process was under progress.