The Electricity Company Ghana (ECG) has embarked on a revenue mobilization exercise to retrieve GH¢5.7 billion debts from customers.
However, the ECG Managing Director, Samuel Dubik Mahama, has revealed that he has received calls from friends, power brokers, and politicians to lay low.
The company has warned that it risks shutting down if it is unable to clear an outstanding $1 billion debt owed some Independent Power Producers (IPP), hence the revenue mobilization drive.
Mahama stressed that any attempt to stop the exercise could be dire for ECG, wondering how the company would fulfil its obligations to Independent Power Producers, GRIDCo, and VRA. He also stated that the ongoing revenue mobilization exercise is not politically motivated since utility bills know no political colours.
Mr. Mahama stressed that politicizing the work done by his office is the biggest mistake that could ever be made by any Ghanaian. He urged customers to pay their electricity bills regardless of their political affiliations to enable the company stay liquid and provide quality service to the public.