The Chamber of Independent Power Producers Distributors and Bulk Consumers (CIPDiB) has commended the Government of Ghana for settling its electricity bills owed the power distribution company ( ECG).
According to the Minister for Energy, John-Peter Amewu, the government had paid over GHS2 billion debt owed ECG.
A statement signed by the CEO of CIPDiB, Elikplim Kwabla Apetorgbor described the government’s action as commendable.
“We would like to commend the government for having settled all its indebtedness and more to the ECG.
“By this singular act, the government is making the ECG financially sound to be able to settle its debts to creditors such as the Independent Power Producers whose debts have remained outstanding for far too long,” he said.
The Chamber called on other institutional and household debtors to the ECG to take a cue from this act by the government by paying clearing their debts to ECG in order to make it financially stable to deliver on its mandate of providing stable electricity supply to its customers.