Home / GENERAL NEWS / Minority To ECG: Suspend Illegitimate Electricity Service Charges

Minority To ECG: Suspend Illegitimate Electricity Service Charges

Spread the love

The Minority in Parliament has noted with grave concern, about what he describes as “steep and astronomical increases” in service and other related charges within the Electricity sector averaging at almost 100%.

 

Speaking on behalf of the minority, Member of parliament  for Yapei-Kusawgu and also the Ranking member Mines and Energy, Mr John Abdulai Jinapor stated that, what is even more worrying is the fact that these increments have been carried out in the most opaque and clandestine manner without recourse to any public announcement by the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission.

“The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) took the decisions in an opaque manner without recourse to any public announcement by the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission.”

See also  ‘You Will Not Be Attorney General Forever’ – Jinapor To Godfred Dame

 

He added that, Minority in Parliament wishes to state in unequivocal terms that we completely reject these draconian price hikes given the current economic conditions as well as the surreptitious manner with which the exercise has been carried out.

 

“This unorthodox approach is in complete violation of laid down processes which require that consumers are notified of such adjustments prior to implementation.”

 

They therefore call for the immediate suspension of these price increments to allow for better consultation and also ensure that due process is adhered in this regard.

See also  Is Either You Are Not Being Active On Your Committee Or Your Committee Is Not Performing - Majority Leader.

 

 

 

The MP for Yapei-Kusawgu also raised the recent increase of fuel prices in the country.

 

 

He pleaded on the government to do something about it in other to bring relief to Ghanaians.

 

 

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, announced its new charges for services.

The power distribution company indicated ¢1,020 for a single-phase meter instead of the existing ¢400.00. Also, new consumers interested in a three-phase meter will pay ¢1,920 instead of the previous ¢700.

 

 

 

Suspend illegitimate electricity service charges – Minority in Parliament

 

 

See also  Ashanti Region: 90-year-old Woman, 3 others Burnt To Death - GNFS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: MyGhanaMedia.com / Philomena Kuntu Blankson – Parliament Reporter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are four types of content published on MyGhanaMedia daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.

 

 


Send your news stories to [email protected] and Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719

 

 

 

About Adwenpa-Hene

I'm Adwenpa-Hene |Blogger & Broadcaster Journalist. I am the CEO and manager of this noble website. I publish on Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Lifestyle, and Technology. You can also follow Us on : YouTube Channel - My Ghana Media TV, Facebook - MyghanaMedia TV , Twitter - @MyGhanamedia2 & Instagram - My Ghana Media TV. Email Address: [email protected] Contact Us: 0200818719

Check Also

North Tongu MP Seeking To Achieve Prominence With Negative Attacks On President Akufo-Addo – Presidency

Spread the love The Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.