ECG Undermining Government’s Efforts To End ‘Dumsor’ – Muntaka

The Member of Parliament for the Asawase constituency, Hon Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak has accused the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) of undermining government's efforts to end the 'Dumsor' crisis in the country.

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Reading a statement on the floor of the House on Tuesday morning, Hon Muntaka said the complains from consumers has gotten to the apex, thus causing financial loss to the pockets of individuals.

Majority chief whip, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak
Majority chief whip, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak

“Mr speaker, the cost of consumption has been doubled and this is not good for the ordinary Ghanaian,” he stated.

Hon Muntaka added that although some consumers have had thier over billings corrected by ECG, other consumers still face that challenge. He said the over all effects of this situation and attitude by the ECG is to UNDERMINE efforts by the Mahama -led Administration to end ‘Dumsor’.

He attributed the errors to administrative lapses due to poor commission of technical officers by their superiors and deliberate efforts by some unscrupulous ECG officials to take advantage of the new prepaid billing for selfish gains, among other.

Hon Muntaka therefore suggested that ECG should with immediate effect correct all faults on the prepaid metres and also take steps to provide each household with a meter instead of a compound house with a meter or two.

He suggested that the Power Minister be invited to brief Parliament on concrete steps he intends to take to prevent the recurrence of the billing crises.

Speaker of parliament, Edward Doe Adjao, has asked the committee on Mines and Energy to probe into the matter as it is of national interest.

Source: Theresa Adezewa Aryeetey/ Newsghana.com.gh

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