Prepare for ‘dumsor’ if our debt is not paid-Gridco

A Divisional Head of Ghana Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Francis Kwabena says their strike action is justified.

According to him, Ghanaians must embrace themselves for ‘dumsor’ should the government fail to pay the debt owed them.

The staff of the company has announced a sit-down strike beginning Wednesday, December 11, until further notice.

The sit down strike would be followed by a picket at the GRIDCo Head Office at a date to be announced later by the Staff Group Leadership, the Senior Staff Association of the power supplier said in a statement.

GRIDCo runs the National Interconnected Transmission System (NITS) which ensures the transmission of electricity from wholesale suppliers (generating companies) to bulk customers, which include the ECG, NEDCo among others.

The GRIDCo staff are demanding that some GHS250 million which President Nana Akufo-Addo directed the Finance Minister to pay GRIDCo.

They are also demanding the following debts be paid immediately to GRIDCo: VALCo’s debt of about $32,567,974 as of September 30; ECG’s debt of about GHS607 million as of March 1, 2019; the PDS debt of GHS94,204, 903 which ECG collected during the suspension of the PDS; the NEDCo debt of about GHS177 million as of September 30, 2019.

Speaking to Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Mr. Francis Kwabena said they will only resume work after the debt has been paid.

Source: Rashid Obodai Provencal||

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