The Institute for Energy (IES) has charged the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) not to go back to sleep in collecting debts as the company’s revenue exercise ends on Friday, April 21.
ECG’s month-long revenue mobilization exercise will come to an end on Friday with the company recouping more than GH¢2 billion out of the GH¢5.7 billion debt owed it.
Managing Director Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama has said they are looking at outsourcing the collection to a private debt collector when the exercise ends.
“There is a possibility that we might even start selling the debt to private institutions to go and collect; it is something that we are thinking about because we are getting to the point that we need all the help we can get. So it is something on the table worth considering,” he said.
But Research and Policy Analyst at IES Adam Yakubu has predicted that the company may go back to sleep when the exercise ends.
“MarK it after Friday when the deadline is closed, you won’t hear this thing until next year when the Managing Director will announce that they are doing revenue mobilization,” he said.
He wants the exercise to be a regular move so that Ghanaians will know how serious ECG is about the issue.
“I think it should be something that should be done monthly so that they go round every month to mobilize revenue.”
He also charged the company to sensitize Ghanaians on paying their debts to help ease the pressure when it comes to collecting their debts.