Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta shall be assembly the Unbiased Energy Producers (IPPs) over their menace to chop energy provide attributable to non-payment of their arrears.
A Authorities Spokesperson George Ayisi stated on the Large Challenge on TV3 Friday, June 23 that the Minister shall be assembly the IPPs in the present day Friday.
The IPPs had stated they won’t be ready to proceed the technology of electrical energy.
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They stated their earlier request to the Finance Minister to pay an interim 30 p.c of their arrears to allow them to proceed to function has not been heeded by the Ministry.
“We discuss with our letters dated March 27, 2023 and Might 25, 2023 with reference numbers IPGG/1/2023 and IPGG/2/2023 addressed to the Minister [Finance] by which the IPP Chamber harassed the pressing necessity for the federal government to prioritise cost of the excellent arrears owed to members of the IPP Chamber to allow the IPPs to cowl important operational prices required to proceed operations and pay overdue debt service”, the stated in a press release to the Finance Minister.
The assertion added “We had indicated in our letters that IPPs wanted to obtain an interim cost of 30% of the excellent arrears of every IPP by twentieth June 2023.
“Sadly, we’ve not seen any good religion indication or dedication of such impending cost from ECG/Authorities as of in the present day, June 21, 2023, regardless of the Electrical energy Firm of Ghana’s current assortment efforts, as reported within the media, which yielded circa ¢3.1 billion.
“At an emergency assembly of the IPP Chamber held on Tuesday twentieth of June 2023, it was resolved that except the IPPs obtain the interim cost requested by the thirtieth June 2023 the members of the IPP Chmaber won’t be ready to ensure the continued technology of electrical energy after thirtieth June.”