Customers of Northern Electricity District Company (NEDCo) in the upper East Region are indebted to the power distributor to the tune of about one hundred and twenty-five Ghana cedis (GH₵ 125,000,000) as of January, 2023. This is according to the Billing and Revenue Officer of NEDCo in the Upper East Region, William Asare.
“In the upper east region, our customers are indebted to a tune of about GH₵ 125,000,000 as of January this year.”
Explaining the rationale for the exercise, the Billing and Revenue Officer noted that the increased indebtedness of customers to NEDCo makes it difficult for them to pay for the power they get from GRIDCo and VRA. Adding that, they [NEDCo] do not produce power but buy it from the producer [VRA] through their transmitter [GRIDCo] for onward distribution to consumers.
“You know the business that we do, we buy power from power producers, GRIDCo transmits it for us, and then we distribute and pay GRIDCo and VRA for the power that we purchase. So, we are owing the power generator and transmitter.”
He reiterated that the situation was threatening the existence and survival of NEDCo in the region. He appealed to consumers to pay for the power they have consumed to avoid disconnection.
“It has gotten to the point where we need to put all hands-on deck, otherwise, the current state is threatening the very survival of NEDCo. So, starting today, we are going all out to ensure that our customers pay for the power they have consumed in the Upper East Region.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana