The National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) has arrested some personnel of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)’s IT department.
Their arrest is reportedly in connection with the prepaid vending challenges that the company faced.
According to media reports, the suspects were after their deeds were discovered by NIB personnel.
The Managing Director of ECG, Samuel Dubik Mahama, in an interview with Accra-based Asaase radio on Wednesday, March 22, confirmed the arrest.
Mr Mahama however, did not provide further details as investigations are still ongoing.
“Investigations are still ongoing,” Mahama said.
“Some of them were picked up, others were asked to go, so that conversation is for the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) to deal with.”
“And as for our problems of information technology, we have done our best to come a long way. I will say most of them have been fixed.
“We are doing our best to intensify our security, both cyber and physical so that we can serve the people of Ghana better and make sure we are reliable in giving out the service we promised,” the ECG MD added.
There prolonged blackout in some parts of the country due to the inability of consumers to access the company’s prepaid vending services in October 2022.
This led to a series of lamentations on social media by affected citizens who bemoaned the situation.
Regions such as the Greater Accra Region, Volta Region and the Ashanti Region were all severely affected, with locals complaining bitterly about the development.
However, the ECG clarified that the anomaly was a result of some technical challenges which are being resolved.
But the latest developments suggest there are some personnel within the company who had a hand in the matter.
- Otumfuo destools chief of Asante’s famous Antoa town
- Ghana branded ambulance found in Dubai in viral video not for sale – National Ambulance Service
- Cattle and sheep easier to control than Nigerians – Buhari
- 16 feared dead, over 40 injured in Gomoa Okyereko accident on Accra-Cape Coast highway
- Attorney General asks Speaker to declare Assin North seat vacant
- I didn’t insult you – Mahama responds to Nana Akomea
- Renowned Economist Dr. Joe Abbey is dead
- Tinubu removes controversial Fuel subsidy in Nigeria
- IMF deal: Government to reduce public sector compensations by 0.5%
- UBA Ghana shares its rich culture on Africa Day
- Family of woman killed by police boyfriend at Asokore Mampong besiege court in Kumasi
- IMF programme under Akufo-Addo not new; we have advocated for this long ago – IEA
- 14-yrs after former IGP Kudalor’s bodyguard ‘vanished’, his mother seeks closure
- Supreme Court ‘cautions and discharges’ NDC’s Kpessa Whyte after convicting him for contempt
- Photos: Teshie residents demonstrate over poor roads
- Teshie residents demonstrate to demand better roads
- ‘Our roads look like galamsey sites’ – Angry Teshie residents protest deplorable roads
- NPP rejects ¢50k cheque from Bawumia Fun Club
- T-bills auction: Government to borrow ¢2.08bn this week
- Chairman Wontumi: “We’ve ‘conglomerated’ here for… commencement of Suame Interchange, not cutting sod”
- FIFA U20 World Cup: Three African teams qualify to Round of 16, Senegal lose out
- King Charles III looks forward to a stronger UK and Nigeria friendship as Tinubu takes office
- Bond market: Trading volume declines 27.6%; market activity vibrant
- AO Holdings and Microsoft to empower Ghanaian NPOs with innovative solutions
- Learn your trade, don’t force a move from Ajax – Liverpool legend advises Ghana star Mohammed Kudus