Govt owes ECG GH¢5bn, debt clearance ‘a made-up story’ – John Jinapor
John Abdulai Jinapor
A former deputy Minister for Power, John Abdulai Jinapor, says the government is not being factual with the exact amount it owes the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and how much has been paid.
He claims to have the right figures of the actual debt government owes and will make it public in due time.
“What they [Government] are doing is propaganda. What they are saying is not true and they know it. I am working on a statement and will soon come out with facts and figures,” he said in an interview with NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’.
Govt Clears GH¢2bn ECG Debt
Government, on Tuesday, said it has cleared over GH¢2 billion debt owed ECG.
“In 2016, when the NDC left power, the total amount owed the ECG was GH¢2.63 billion. The NPP, on the assumption of office, ensured it was current on all the bills incurred from 2017 to date,” Energy Minister John Peter Amewu who revealed this also noted: “President Akufo-Addo has paid 2 billion annually to cover bills to ECG”.
“All bills have been paid to ECG with a credit of 500 million,” Mr. Amewu added.
The Energy Minister disclosed this at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, 19th May 2020.
No, Government Is Owing GH¢5 billion
John Abdulai Jinapor, however, noted that, “Government is rather owing GH¢5 billion. I will make this and other things clear in my statement”