Implementation of the private sector participation in the Electricity Company of Ghana management will lead to the changing of all post-paid metering system at the various Ministries, Department and Agencies to prepaid ones except four “strategic facilities.”
These strategic facilities are the Ministries of Defense and Interior and government hospitals and office of the President.
Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) released a document, according to that ACEP commended the past and current government for the bold decision it took to ensure that MDAs are put on Prepaid Meters, it expressed worry the exemption of the four supposed strategic facilities.
“Under the PSP all government departments will be provided with prepaid meters to compel government to pay its bills.
“It is equally bold to see government agree to this proposition in the face of fiscal challenges which continue to hinder government’s responsibility toward its electricity bills.
However, the agreement proposes the exclusion of “strategic facilities” in a listed MDAs; Office of the President, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Health.
ACEP declared, “One of the challenges the utility has faced is the non-payment of bills by the government” and wondered why the four government institutions were exempted.
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