ECG re-connects Parliament after settling part of GH₵23m debt

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Parliament has been reconnected to the national grid after the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) task force disconnected the Legislature.

The development was over the House’s GH₵23 million debt owed the distribution company.

The chamber of Parliament was plunged into darkness, as well as the MPs’ offices, resulting in staff and members being stuck in elevators.

Prompt intervention by fire service officers was required to rescue those trapped in the elevators.

But Parliament has since settled more than GH₵10 million of the debt and has been reconnected.

Thursday’s power outage took place while the legislators were debating President Akufo-Addo’s recent State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Outgoing Deputy Minister for Finance, Abena Osei-Asare was on the floor defending the President’s address when power went off.

It triggered chants of “Dumsor, dumsor!” from the Minority side of the house.

This development comes as many Ghanaians are already complaining of erratic power supply.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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