The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) may target the Supreme Court building and Jubilee House as part of its effort to collect debts from state-owned institutions in order to raise funds.
Dr. Kwabena Donkor, Pru East MP, stated that the ECG should ensure that all institutions owing money, including the Supreme Court and Jubilee House, make payments.
According to Dr. Kwabena Donkor, the ECG is responsible for a portion of the debt owed by institutions.
Furthermore, he claimed that the power distribution company had previously bowed to government pressure to take action in order to repay its debt.
Dr. Donkor stated that the causes of the ECG debt are “an attitudinal problem.” Many government institutions believe there is one central government and that debt settlement is possible… there used to be an agency settlement arrangement, but that no longer exists.
“ECG is partly to blame, previously it has succumbed to all sorts of pressures from government institutions. When I was the Minister of Power we put the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Finance on prepaid, once you put them on prepaid they can’t accumulate debt unless there is a fault, that is the challenge.”
The ECG has also been disconnecting homes and industries over debts.