Former Minister for Power, Dr. Kwabena Donkor has slammed the management of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for donating 200 motorbikes to the Police Service.

Speaking on Starr Today with Joshua Kodjo Mensah, the former Minister stated that with the huge indebtedness of ECG they have no locus donating to the Police Service.  

“ECG is in debt to the tune of billions of Cedis. Indeed two weeks ago, the Minister for Finance had to intervene to stop Sunon-Asogli shutting down because of ECG’s indebtedness to IPPs. For an entity that cannot pay its debtors they have no business donating motorbikes to Ghana Police Service.

It is at the height of irresponsibility on the part of the management of ECG to go donating motorbikes when they cannot pay their bills. When they owe so much, when the Minister of Finance had to step in and bail this country out of load shedding. Because, Sunon-Asogli’s 560 megawatts would have thrown this country into load shedding,” Dr. Donkor stated.

He continued: “It is high time that management of state entities, especially commercial state entities take responsibility for their commerciality. If Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority had done the donation, I would have had no qualms about it because they are profitable. But for a loss-making entity that is throwing the future and security of this country into danger because of their indebtedness to go donating 200 motorbikes is the height of irresponsibility.”


The Ghana Police Service on 11th December 2023, received 200 motorbikes from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) as part of the company’s effort to bolster Police operations nationwide.

The donation which took place at the National Police headquarters was attended by Members of the Police Management Board and some staff of the ECG.

The Board Chairman of ECG Mr. Keli Gadzekpo who led the Management of the company for the donation also pledged a further 800 motorbikes to be delivered in batches.

The Inspector-General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, expressed his gratitude to the Management of ECG for the donation.

Source: Ghana/