Government Cannot Be Owing ECG and Expect It to Be Efficient – Bawumia On ECG Privatization


According to Nana Addo’s running mate, privatizing ECG will be unfair on the part of government because it has denied the company the resources needed for its efficient and effective operation.

Running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is back again with more back lashes for the present government concerning the issue of privatization of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). According to Nana Addo’s running mate, privatizing ECG will be unfair on the part of government because it has denied the company the resources needed for its efficient and effective operation

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Several questions have been raised among the people concerning the private sector management contract for the ECG. President Mahama’s sudden support on ECG privatisation after his assertion that his government has no plans of privatising the company, has left many perturbed at the possible motive behind his change of mind.



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Mahama at the opening ceremony of the 2016 edition of African ICT and Mobile expo, MOBEX, defended government’s plans of privatizing the company to make it more efficient. The president at the event said that electricity company is so important that it ought not to be ‘monopolized’.

On the other hand, Bawumia has criticized the president’s assertions. According to him, the only way to make the electricity company efficient again is for the government to pay their debt to the company. The Veep hopeful went as far as demanding answers from government on some pertinent questions regarding the issue.

Asking about the debts owed to the company by government, Bawumia implied that government cannot be owing the company and yet expect it to deliver efficiently. He further stated that it will be unfair if the government sells the company on grounds of inefficiency, when in the real sense the root cause of the problem is the government, who has not paid close attention to the system.