The Director of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development at the Presidency, Dennis Miracles has called on the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to streamline its operations to avoid inconveniencing users.
Electricity users, in the past five days, have been finding it difficult to purchase or top up their electricity and, as a result, had to cope with sleeping in darkness and business owners finding alternative means to power their activities.
Following complaints from the users, the ECG issued a statement informing the public of some technical challenges which later turned out to be a system hack.
Dennis Miracles, who was also affected by the ECG problem, advised the management to draw lessons from this experience.
"This should be a lesson for ECG. If we calculate the cost of this situation in the last 5 days to the economy, it's not easy...", he said on Peace FM's "Kokrokoo" morning show.
He added that "what has happened is very dangerous, even to our national security. For us to experience a situation where, in five good days, whatever technical challenge has not been able to be resolved, is serious".
He admonished the company to rectify its system and ensure these challenges do not resurface.
"Five days is too much. People are losing money. People are losing their businesses", he empathized.