immediate-past US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson
Robert P. Jackson, the immediate-past US Ambassador to Ghana has showed that the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is losing a whopping amount of $8 million per week.
Robert P. Jackson said the money is being lost in the area of revenue collection which has reportedly been one of ECG’s major challenges over the years.
Mr. Jackson made this known while addressing the Ghanaian media recently in Accra about the key activities the US Government undertook in Ghana during his two-and-half-year tenure.
He said, although there has been some level of reliable electricity supply to homes and industries across the country over the last three years, ECG continues to lose huge amounts of money weekly apparently due to weak management regime.
He stated emphatically “as all of you know, the power supply has become much more reliable over the last three years. But there is still a question of affordability, and ECG is still losing approximate $8 million a week.”
Mr. Jackson stated that “I think with different management and new infrastructure which will go with it, and huge infusion of cash both from the Millennium Challenge Corporation, part of the US Government and the private sector investor, we can see the number of people with reliable power going up and cost coming down.”
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