The Institute of Energy Security, IES, has advised government to take steps to ensure that it does not accumulate debt in the energy sector.
The Institute says it is important for government to adhere to its own guidelines in order not to repeat that situation.
The comments come after the Energy Ministry announced that government had paid all debt owed the Electricity Company of Ghana up to December 2019, with a credit balance of GHS 500 million to cover bills up to April this year.
“The temptation to go back to where they were, where government owed ECG is high. We think that ECG can now apply the prepaid system into government institutions, the municipal assemblies and all the ministries may need to be hooked on the prepaid system so as not to accumulate additional debt as we go forward”, Executive Director of IES, Nana Amoasi the 7th.
In a Citi Business News interview, Nana Amoasi the 7th commended government for clearing the debt, but asked for consistency.
“To hear that government has paid its debt to ECG, thereby fulfilling its own commitment that they failed to do over the years is refreshing news” he noted.