The Energy Commission has formally requested an apology and retraction from JoyNews for what they consider to be the dissemination of misleading information.
A recent investigative video by JoyNews into fraudulent practices in Ghana’s power distribution system exposed the purported document forgery used to enable the purchase of unapproved ECG meters.
Interestingly, this report included a person who works for the Energy Commission and goes by the name Jerry.
Jerry’s assertion and his connection to the NEC were later made public in the documentary.
In an official statement, the Energy Commission made it clear that “Jerry” is not a member of the commission’s personnel.
JoyNews has noted that the National Energy Commission has clarified the situation and distanced itself from the person.
The documentary, titled “Power Thieves,” has attracted favorable attention from Ghanaian activists against corruption.
In response, ECG, the power distributor, launched a separate inquiry to look into the larger problems related to the illegal sale of electricity meters.
The purpose of this internal study is to proactively counteract the alarming trend.