The Ghana Electricity Firm (ECG) today announced the formation of a Revenue Protection Task Force to help the company reduce its electricity distribution losses.
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempreh, Minister of Energy, who officially started the Taskforce, emphasized the significance of addressing “low-hanging fruits” such as power theft while other commercial areas of the company’s operation are gradually addressed.
The task force will also keep an eye on meter auditing, as well as the availability of high-quality meters for the replacement of malfunctioning meters and the reduction of consumer debt.
The sector Minister explained that it was to make the company financially healthy that the government cleared all of ECG’s debts for the first time under President Akufo-Addo, and also supported the company with GHC 100 million last year for the replacement of obsolete equipment and the introduction of various systems.
He expressed his confidence that the Board and Management will fully support the Revenue Protection Taskforce in completing its assignment.
The Energy Minister also asked the Task Force to do the right thing to make the world a better place, and he urged the public to support the task force as it carried out its duty.
” I believe that collectively, with a single purpose of mind and will, we can be part of a success story for the ECG” he added.