The Herald’s Position On K.T Hammond and EGC Issue


The Herald has landed very interested documents from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG’s) , detailing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Adansi Asokwa, Mr. K.T Hammond indebtedness to the state power supplier and has commenced a thorough investigation into the said document.

For now, the paper would like to emphasize, however, that its investigation are pointing to the fact that the MP, did not illegally connect electricity to his house as reported.

But we will like to state that Mr. Hammond is indeed, indebted to ECG. Besides, The Herald is also investigating the inefficiencies at the Kwabenya District Office of ECG, under Dominic Afesi.

The paper wish to point out, however, that we bear no malice against Mr. K.T Hammond, but as an ex-Deputy Minister Of Energy under ex-President John Agyekum Kufour’s government who was instrumental in bringing prepaid meters to Ghana, indeed we were shocked that he actually rejected a prepaid meter to be fixed in his house.

The Herald is at the meantime investigating some other issues and his indebtedness to EGC in the interest of the public.

We maintained that, our work was spurred by solely public interest and if it is discovered that the information as provided is untrue or misleading, we have no difficulty in rendering an unqualified apology to the minority spokesperson on energy and all others who were injured by
our work.

The Herald has spoken to Mr. K.T Hammond to this effect, both by phone and through text message, and has indicated same on several radio platforms.

It is also instructive to note that we showed candor and respect to the MP by calling for his side of the story before going to press.

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