Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh
November 14, 2021

Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has told Parliament he is waiting for the outcome of discussion between the Electricity Company of Ghana and L&R investment and Trading Company limited which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

According to him this is contained in a letter written to ECG as at November 9, 2021 to discuss necessary proposals for taking delivery of prepaid electricity meters, a contract entered into since 2016 to supply the meters which are in high demand.

He was responding to a question filed by the Member of Parliament for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Annoh Dompreh who wanted to know the outcome of the contract entered by ECG worth 40million dollars.

“Mr. Speaker I want to know from the Minister why ECG has left the said materials at the port without verification done and if it makes economic sense that the product is not being used?”

In his answer, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh noted that, ECG has indicated to him that they are still interested in the meters hence their call to the contractor to hold a discussion.

So that they can take possession of the necessary things and the Minister noted that he can further talk after the discussion by ECG and those who brought the prepaid meters in.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/