Gov’t hasn’t released money to Parliament that is why we owe ECG – Minority justifies

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Samuel Dubik Mahama, the Managing Director (MD) of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has come under fire from Minority Chief Whip Governs Kwame Agbodza for what he calls boasting about cutting off the electricity supply to Parliament.

On Thursday, February 29, 2024, Mr. Mahama confirmed the disconnection and revealed that a significant portion of the debt had been paid on Starr Chat with Bola Ray.

Nonetheless, he pointed out that his staff was working on revenue mobilization in tandem with the Parliament’s duties.

Speaking about the issue on the House floor, Mr. Agbodza requested that the ECG MD take down his remarks.

” The ECG Boss was on TV yesterday boasting that what was parliament doing? Parliament was doing their job, they were also doing their job taking off people’s lights. Mr Speaker, I don’t think that is right. Parliament does not generate IGF, Mr Speaker, we don’t have any extra money to pay ECG. If Parliament is unable to pay its electricity bill it is simply because government hasn’t released money to Parliament. If we had our own moeny we would have paid the bill.  So we take it very seriously for the ECG Boss to be boasting that, yes, I turned the lights off because I am also doing my job. Mr Speaker, I think that this is an affront to Parliament and I will wish that you direct that he should retract that” Mr Agboza stated in parliament.

Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the majority leader, responded by requesting a meeting with ECG management to discuss the issue.

He claims that the ECG MD denied the existence of a disconnection exercise when he questioned about it.


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