The Vice Chancellor of the Bolgatanga Technical University (BTU) in the Upper East Region, Professor Samuel Alnaa has indicated that the university management has made part payment of Ghc150,000.00 out of Ghc1.8 million debt owed NEDCO.
The university on Tuesday, 18th April, 2023, was disconnected by the NEDCO over Ghc1.8 million debt.
Commenting on the incident, the Vice Chancellor told our reporter, Moses Apiah that the management of the university was working on resolving the issue as it had made a total payment of Ghc150,000.00.
“Yes, we have written a cheque for about Ghc100,000.00 to be paid. But earlier on we paid Ghc50,000.00 so in total, we are looking at Ghc150,000.00. The debt is huge so we have to pay it bit by bit.”
Teaching and learning activities have however not been disrupted as the school’s standby power plant has been activated.
The Northern Electricity Distribution Company, a subsidiary of the Volta River Authority in the Upper East Region, has embarked on a massive mass revenue mobilisation exercise.
The exercise Is expected to retrieve some of GH¢125 million owed the company by consumers in the region.
Speaking to the media in Bolgatanga before the commencement of the exercise, the Upper East area manager of NEDCO Engineer Eugene Odoi Addo noted that the mission of the exercise is not to disconnect any customer power but to retrieve the monies with them.
“Any customer who owes us is a target, so we expect all customers to rush in to settle their indebtedness. Our aim is not to disconnect any customer; our aim is to collect our money. So anyone who doesn’t paid whatever is indicated to us would be disconnected as the law demand.”
According to the management of NEDCO, the exercise will last for one month to visit government agencies and departments, business establishments, and residential facilities for this revenue collection.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana