The Billing and Revenue officer of the VRA/NEDCo in the Upper East Region, Williams Asare has indicated that the Ghana Police Service is owing the service provider an amount of Ghc18 million.
According to him, the administration had failed to pay its debts for many years, therefore negotiations between the two entities were underway to recover the money owed to the service provider.
“This week, we have been able to retrieve Ghc 2.9 million and we are not stopping there because warnings have been sent to those who are owing us to pay. As for the legacy debts; discussions are ongoing with the government and assurances are that such will be paid. And for the police administration here in the region, we have spoken to the commander and he assured us that he will take the matter up and get back to us. Yes, the administration owes us Ghc 18 million. So, we are up on our game and will collect every penny that debt owes.”
The Billing and Revenue Protection Officer made this known to the media on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 on the third phase of the disconnection exercise that began a few weeks ago.
The exercise aims to retrieve Ghc 125 million debt owed by various institutions and companies in the Upper East Region.
Touching on success chalked within the few weeks of the exercise, the officer noted that an amount of around Ghc 5.1 million has been retrieved.
“If you look at our previous exercise where we received Ghc 2.2 million and today is around Ghc 2.9 million, we are getting around Ghc 5.1 million, and as I speak, some are coming to pay. So, we are on course.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana