ECG reconnects parliament

Parliament ECG reconnects parliament
MAR 1, 2024 LISTEN

The Electricity Company of Ghana has reconnected parliament to the national grid 24 hours after a disconnection on Thursday, 29 February.

It follows the House of Parliament's clarification that its outstanding electricity bill is GH¢12 million and not GH¢23 million as widely reported by the media after the disconnection of the legislature and its office complex for MPs by the Electricity Company of Ghana as part of its 'Operation Zero Balance' campaign.

Correcting the figure involved, the Deputy Clerk of Corporate and Financial Management Services Division in Parliament, Mr Ebenezer Ahumah Djietror explained that the House made a part-payment of GH¢13 million on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, and has a balance of GH¢12 million to clear.

According to him, some of the payments made by parliament were not captured by ECG's records.

“As far as we are concerned, we’ve made payment", Mr Djietror insisted in an interview.

"All the payment we have made, some have not reflected in their system. That’s what I’m saying. Some do not reflect in their system", he emphasised.

"We have a breakdown, so, we showed it to the Deputy Managing Director. We are just coming from his office. I said they should reconcile the account", he disclosed.

As part of the reconciliation, he said: "We are going to get the bank to extract all the payments we’ve made in terms of the dates". "I’m not sure how it’s captured, so, there’s a gap in terms of the reconciliation as to what is the outstanding bill", he told Citi FM.