Kwame Agyeman-Budu, the Managing Director for Ghana's Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has revealed that the company requires the necessary funds to carry out its operations.
According to Kwame Agyeman Budu, the company needs support in terms of distribution since it has to do upgrades to make sure the system is sustainable.
He noted that ECG as a company does not wait till something is broken before it fixes it.
To carry out all that, Kwame Agyeman-Budu said, ECG would need additional funds to upgrade the systems at all times.
He made this statement while speaking at a public Forum in Accra on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
“We need money to do it [improve]. If we get the increase we will love it [but] that will be up to the PURC because, no matter what we propose, they will ultimately decide.In terms of distribution, we need support, because we have to do upgrades to make sure the system is sustainable. We don’t wait till something is broken before we fix it. We need additional funds to upgrade our systems at all times,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Ghana's Energy Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh in a press conference on 6th April 2021 announced that there is going to be systematic power outages in the country starting from May 2021.
“Just two days ago, I received a letter from Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), [the company which is helping with the upgrade of the Pokuase and Kasoa substations] informing me in the month of May, there is going to be systematic power outages. So we have invited ECG [Electricity Company of Ghana] and GRIDCo [Ghana Grid Company Limited] that in the light of this information we sit and plan and communicate to the people who will be affected way before it happens,” the Energy Minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh told the media.
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