Energy Ministry Isn’t Indebted to ECG; There Was No Disconnection of Power Supply – Egyapa Mercer
The Deputy Minister of Energy, Andrew Egyapa Mercer has clarified reports that power supply to the Ministry was disconnected due to indebtedness to the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG).
According to the legislator, the Energy Ministry operates on a prepaid system, hence, the allegation is untrue. He said it is impossible for anyone running on the prepaid system to become indebted to the ECG.
Rather, he explained that his outfit encountered a technical challenge and had to call on the ECG’s Managing Director to intervene to offer assistance.
“There was a technical problem that led to our lights going off on that particular day, for which we sought the intervention of the ECG’s Managing Director to intervene,” he explained.
Mr Mercer made this disclosure on JoyNews’ AM Show on Thursday, to the host, Bernice Abu-Baidoo Lansah.
On March 14, it was reported that the ECG had disconnected power supply to the Energy Ministry, an incident that plunged the entire Ministry into darkness for almost half a day.
Sources had it that the power was restored to the Ministry after it paid its debt in full.