After the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, revealed at a public forum that the Electricity Company of Ghana’s balance sheet is bad because they have not been collecting its debts from entities such as the US Embassy to Ghana and MTN, the Embassy responded that it has never received any bill from ECG within the past two years.
In a series of tweets Wednesday, the Embassy said despite repeated enquiries, they have not been receiving bills from ECG.
“The U.S Embassy in Ghana has not been refusing to pay any electricity bills. We have been asking for official bills for embassy managed facilities for more than two years so we can issue correct payments.” the embassy sent out.
Interestingly, the Public Utilities Workers Union (PUWU) says the Embassy owes ECG no bills.
“US Embassy does not owe ECG in terms of bills [so] if they were not getting bills, would they have paid all their indebtedness till date?” it asked in a statement.
In the midst of all this, it’s the ordinary Ghanaian who gets charged exorbitant bills and is expected to carry the country’s energy debt burden.