Power Play: Electricity Company of Ghana pulls the plug on Parliament

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In a surprising turn of events, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) disconnected the power supply to the Parliament House and Job 600 in Accra due to an outstanding debt of GHc23 million.

The decision to cut off electricity to Parliament comes after repeated attempts by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to recoup the unpaid bills from the legislative body. According to sources within the electricity company, Parliament has accrued significant arrears over an extended period, prompting ECG to take this drastic action

The disconnection, executed by the National Taskforce on Thursday, 29th February 2024, comes after repeated unsuccessful attempts to collect the outstanding arrears. The disconnection of power has caused a stir across the country, as the legislative body is considered an important institution and a symbol of governance. Many Ghanaians through social media have expressed their astonishment and concern over the situation, questioning how such a state institution could owe such an outstanding amount as electricity bills.

The incident has sparked a debate across social media about accountability and responsibility within the government. Some critics have pointed out that if Parliament, as a legislative body, cannot manage its own utility bills, then how much ability do they have to oversee the country's finances effectively.



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