Electricity Supply to Ghana’s Parliament House and Job 600 Disconnected Due to GHc23 Million Debt

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Accra, Ghana –Electricity supply to the Parliament House and Job 600, the office complex for Members of Parliament (MPs), has been disconnected due to an outstanding debt of GHc23 million.

The disconnection, carried out by the National Taskforce, occurred on Thursday, February 29, after repeated efforts to collect the arrears proved unsuccessful.

Operation Zero Balance: ECG’s Debt Recovery Initiative

The disconnection is part of the ongoing “Operation Zero Balance” initiative led by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) task force. The primary objective of this initiative is to recover outstanding debts from various customers across the country.

In the case of Parliament House and Job 600, the decision to disconnect their electricity supply was prompted by the substantial debt owed to the ECG.

Struggling to Collect the Debt

Before taking this drastic step, the ECG had made concerted efforts to recover the GHc23 million debt from these parliamentary facilities. However, despite these efforts, the outstanding amount remained unpaid, leading to the disconnection.

The move has raised concerns about the financial management of public institutions and the need for timely settlement of debts. As Ghana grapples with economic challenges, ensuring that government entities meet their financial obligations becomes even more critical.

Impact on Parliamentary Operations

The disconnection of electricity supply to Parliament House and Job 600 is likely to have significant implications. MPs, staff, and visitors will face disruptions in their daily activities, affecting essential services such as lighting, air conditioning, and electronic equipment.

Additionally, the situation underscores the importance of responsible financial management within government institutions. As the nation’s lawmakers deliberate on critical issues, they must also address their own financial responsibilities.

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