The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, has indicated that it does not owe the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) GH¢1.2 million as the company alleged.
According to the University Relations Office, the institution currently owes the ECG a total debt of GH¢625,138.14.
It said before the ECG began the nationwide revenue mobilization exercise on March 20, this year, to collect debts owed by its customers, they signed a special agreement with UMaT to help clear its outstanding debt which was then GH¢833, 379.38.
Per the agreement copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), UMaT was expected to settle its debt in four instalments.
The school indicated that a total amount of GH¢208,379.38 was required to be paid each month beginning from April 30 to July 31, 2023.
The task force team from the ECG in Western Region, however, failed to fulfil its part of the agreement and disconnected the University on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, from the national grid, UMaT stated.
They noted that this was despite the fact that the university had made the first payment of GH¢208,379.38 as agreed by both parties earlier.
The authorities at UMaT thus expressed disappointment with the actions of the ECG.
Meanwhile, the ECG has restored power and academic activities are ongoing smoothly.
The ECG has embarked on a one-month-long revenue mobilisation exercise to recover some GH¢5.7 billion from individuals and firms who have failed to pay for power used.
Some customers including state institutions were taken off the national grid during the exercise.
Following the exercise, ECG’s records stated that customers illegally used about 868,000 kWh of electricity, translating to about GH¢1,100,000.
The amount has however been recovered.
- I hate Manchester United because they made Sammy Kuffour cry – Gifty Oware-Mensah
- Corrupt officials are like termites… eating the very foundation of our democracy – Torgbe Afede XIV
- #OccupyJulorbiHouse: Abuse of power is extremely dangerous to our burgeoning democracy – UTAG
- Ghana’s public debt up ¢6.3bn within 2 months to reach ¢575.5bn in June 2023
- Produce the alleged recording of the said inducement – National Security challenges Barker-Vormawor
- Financial system resilient to risks from macroeconomic challenges in 2022 – BoG
- When our moral fundamentals are weak, the economy will explode
- CalBank denies MD exit
- Corruption is the deadliest disease to ever hit Ghana – Domelevo
- #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest: NMC, Amnesty International Ghana condemn Police brutality
- #OccupyJulorBiHouse: IGP Dampare just lost it, he’s just protecting ‘corrupt’ Akufo-Addo – Martin Kpebu
- Government must pay attention to issues plaguing creative arts industry – D-Black
- Without guarantor system, EC would’ve disenfranchised many eligible voters – Omane Boamah
- Nana Krobea Asante unhappy about Ghana’s decline in peace ranking
- OccupyGhana condemns arrests of peaceful demonstrators