The Minority in Parliament has called on the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to with immediate effect reduce the recent increase in electricity charges which took effect from 1st February 2022.

According to the Minority, “it has noted with grave concern, some steep and astronomical increases in service and other related charges within the Electricity sector averaging at almost 100%.”

“Even more worrying is the fact that these increments have been carried out in the most opaque and clandestine manner without recourse to any public announcement by the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission.

“The Minority in Parliament wishes to state in unequivocal terms that we completely reject these draconian price hikes given the current economic conditions as well as the surreptitious manner with which the exercise has been carried out,” the Ranking Member of Mines and Energy Committee in Parliament, John Abdulai Jinapor stated in a release.

He described the move by the ECG as “unorthodox approach” which according to him “is in complete violation of laid down processes which require that consumers are notified of such adjustments prior to implementation.”

“We therefore call for the immediate suspension of these price increments to allow for better consultation and also ensure that due process is adhered in this regard,” he reiterated.

Source: Ghana/ Dzidzoamenu