Ashanti Regional Minister threatens to lead protest against ECG and GRIDCo if…

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, has issued a stern warning, indicating his readiness to organise a protest in the region against the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) due to the recent frequent power outages. Communities across the country, particularly in the Ashanti Region, have expressed frustration over the […]

VAT on power consumption: We can’t implement a directive that has bottlenecks – ECG MD

In the wake of disagreements about the government’s decision to impose a new Value Added Tax (VAT) on electricity consumers beyond the lifeline threshold, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the implementing agency, has raised concerns about the law imposing the tax. Although ECG and the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCO) had been directed to […]

It’ll be an exercise in futility if tariff increase won’t resolve ECG’s debt accumulation – Kodzo Yaotse

The Policy Lead for Petroleum and Conventional Energy at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), Kodzo Yaotse, has joined calls for the Value Added Tax (VAT) on electricity to be scrapped. The government in its instruction to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) tasked it to collaborate with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and […]