ECG system challenges an internal attack, initiate investigations – Sam George to government
The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, has alleged that the technical challenges the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is currently facing is a deliberate attack on its system.
According to him, the challenge which has left many prepaid consumers in the dark for days was carried out by some “criminal” personnel in the institution.
In a post on Facebook, Sam George wrote “my information points to a group that has been siphoning over GH200 million, you read that right. Every month! Yes.”
“What we are witnessing is internal power play to cripple the new MD who has dared to open an investigation into these matters,” he added.
Sam George stated that these individuals at the ECG are taking advantage of the ordinary Ghanaians and an immediate action needs to be taken.
“The rot at ECG would make you sick if you truly love this country and it is not about politicians here,” the MP stated.
He called on the state to investigate these corrupt activities at the office of the ECG.
“The State security apparatus must with alacrity take this matter up and ensure the safety and protection of the MD and his team seeking to uncover the mess,” he added.
This comes days after some interruptions in the purchase of electricity credits by customers using both new and old prepaid metres in parts of the country.
Some customers in Volta, Takoradi, Tema, Cape Coast, Kasoa, Winneba, Swedru, Koforidua, Nkawkaw and Tafo have been affected.
Following this, the ECG clarified on Wednesday that the anomaly is a result of some technical challenges which are being resolved.
“Affected customers should please note that our engineers are working assiduously to correct the anomaly and restore the system to normalcy.”
However, as of Sunday morning, some customers were complaining on social media noting that they were still having challenges purchasing electricity credits.
But, on Saturday evening ECG said they had fixed the vending challenges customers were facing with the prepaid metering system across the country.
In a press release on October 1, the power distribution company noted that consumers who were having challenges buying credits can now do so at the ending points.
“The Electricity Company of Ghana wishes to inform all stakeholders, especially our cherished customers on our prepayment metering system that the issue with the 3rd Party Vending Points has been resolved,” part of the statement read.
“Customers can now purchase electricity credits from their nearest vending points, and all ECG District offices, including Sunday, 2nd October 2022, from 9.00 am – 4.00 pm,” ECG added.