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Energy Minister inaugurates NEDCo revenue protection taskforce

The managing director of NEDCo Noble Dormenu says the company is losing GHC 8.5 million in revenue every month from power theft and non-payment of electricity bills by customers

The Minister of Energy Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has inaugurated the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) Special Revenue Protection TaskForce.

The managing director of NEDCo Noble Dormenu said the company is losing GHC8.5 million in revenue every month from power theft and non-payment of electricity bills by customers.

Inaugurating the Special Revenue Taskforce in Yendi, Opoku Prempeh said the taskforce will help check all forms of revenue leakages.

“This is the only way we can save the finances of NEDCo. Through the institution of a similar task force under the directive of the Ministry of Energy, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has made some significant loss recoveries.”

“I was buoyed by the Yaa Naa’s support for the taskforce and I am confident it will succeed in its mandate to help make the power sector more efficient and fit for purpose,” he said.

“The Special Revenue Protection TaskForce which I inaugurated for NEDCo shall have a special mandate to, among others, check all forms of revenue leakages.”

Prior to the inauguration, the Energy Minister paid a courtesy call on His Majesty Yaa Naa Abubakari Mahama II, Overlord of Dagbon.

“The purpose of the courtesy call was first to inform him of my visit to Dagbon and its purpose, and further to seek his blessings and support for the task force,” he said.

Fred Dzakpata

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