In a series of tweets, on the US embassy’s feed, it mentioned that they have set aside funds to settle these electricity bills.
In a series of tweets, on the embassy’s feed, it mentioned that they have set aside funds to settle these electricity bills.
“The U.S. Embassy in Ghana has not refused to pay any electricity bills. We have been asking for official bills for embassy-managed facilities for more than 2 years so we can issue correct payments. The embassy has set aside funds for electricity, and we will continue to work with the ECG to get correct bills so we can pay.”
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This follows a statement by the Public Utilities Workers Union (PUWU) of TUC Ghana denying the Energy Minister’s comments.
The Minister Boakye Agyarko earlier revealed that the American Embassy and its 160 facilities in Ghana had not received any bill for two years. He added that they have also been requesting for pre-paid meters.
“I had a discussion with the managing director. American Embassy has 160 facilities in Ghana. They have not been billed for two years. So they went to ECG and said ‘look, we owe you money. Bring us a bill. Bring us pre-paid meters. We will use it for one year, and whenever we use, we will multiply it by 3 and give it to you.’ Up to now, the ECG hasn’t been able to do that.”
However, the Union claimed the allegation was false.
“So if they were not getting bills, would they have paid all their indebtedness till date? So this is a statement we find very unfortunate, and ask the Minister to provide further details,” the workers of ECG added in a statement.