The Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Kwame Agyeman-Budu has suggested a tariff increment to support the company’s operational activities in Accra on Thursday, April 8, 2021 during a forum.
According to him, ECG needs more funds to function properly and effectively and also these are just mere suggestions as they will only materialize with Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission’s (PURC) approval.
“We need money to do it [improve]. If we get the increase we will love it [but] that will be up to the PURC because, no matter what we propose, they will ultimately decide.”
“In terms of distribution, we need support, because we have to do upgrades to make sure the system is sustainable. We don’t wait till something is broken before we fix it. We need additional funds to upgrade our systems at all times,” he added.