The Ashanti region Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) senior staff are demanding an apology from the Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah over his conduct.

Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, has confirmed that he filed a complaint with the police against the General Manager of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Ashanti Region.

The complaint was made in response to the disconnection of the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) from the national grid due to an outstanding debt of GH₵1.2 million.

According to the Minister, he had previously informed the ECG Ashanti Region that they should notify him before carrying out any disconnection within public universities. However, he was not informed about the disconnection at KTU, which led to his complaint.

In a press release, the Senior Staff indicated that the report made by the regional minister for the arrest of the ECG General Manager, Wiafe Asumani, and the subsequent self-recognizance bail was uncalled for.

“We want the regional Minister to know that ECG does not report to him and does not take instructions on all of its activities including revenue mobilization and collection,” the staff stated.

Attached below is the full press release

Source: Ghana/