The Managing Director of the Electricity Company Ghana (ECG), Samuel Dubik Mahama says he has received calls from friends and politicians to halt the ongoing nationwide revenue mobilisation exercise aimed to recover about Ghc 5.7 billion from consumers.
He disclosed this while speaking on Accra-based Joy News on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
The power distribution company is saddled with huge debt, with that of Independent Power Producers alone amounting to the tune of $1.4 billion.
Given this, Mr Mahama says a halt in the exercise could be dire for ECG.
“How do we pay the Independent Power Producers? How do we pay GRIDCo? How do we pay VRA? It is a shared responsibility.
“Please let’s just do the right thing because I don’t even have the moral right after sending somebody out of the office to pick up the phone and call him and say ‘hello, can you cut X, Y and Z slack? No. Then, what is the moral of the exercise?”’ he rhetorised.
The ECG started the nationwide revenue mobilisation exercise on Monday, March 20 and hopes to end on April 20, 2023.