A former Deputy Minister for Power, John Jinapor has commended the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for boldly cutting power supply to the Ghana Airports Company Limited.
The country’s premier airport was disconnected from the national grid on Monday, March 14, 2022 over power debt.
The ECG’s national task force carried out the disconnection over an alleged total debt of about GHS49 million, raising serious concerns.
But speaking on the Gumbe show on TV XYZ, the former minister who is also the MP for Yapei Kusawgu stated that ” a lot of state institutions owe ECG” and must be made to settle their debts to the company.
“The ECG is having a challenge because it is 100% government owned institution; because of this it is sometimes difficult to take on government institutions,” hetold host Mugabe Maase.
Elated over the seriousness of the electricity supplier, Jinapor said”I will encourage ECG that it should not just be Ghana Airport, they should move to all institutions that owe them.”
“If you are a board chair or MD, don’t you prioritize? You must prioritize. If it were a private power supplyer it owed, Kotoka Airport would have been disconnected long ago.”
To him, the Akufo-Addo of administration has dragged the ECG into indebtedsness, saying the company keeps incurring debt because these state-owned institutions refuse to pay for the power they comsume.
“Under Mahama, we made a profit of 561 million…The records are there and everyone can verify,” he noted.