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Energy Minister charges ECG to prioritise cyber security in safeguarding revenue leakage

The Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has charged management of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), to include cyber security task force in its revenue protection measures.

He believes the issue of cyber security must be considered seriously in the quest to reduce revenue leakage through the use of technology.

The Minister made the call when he inaugurated the revenue protection task force set up by ECG to track revenue losses that occur through transmission losses.

“I understand that people have moved on from physical alteration of meters and power lines to involve cyber-attacks in your software for payments and some are not paying as much as they are billed.”

“Therefore this physical revenue taskforce is not enough. we need a cyber-security aspect to complement your efforts in blocking the leakages” he noted.

The use of technology has become the new phenomenon for effective delivery in the power sector especially due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to, Dr. Opoku Prempeh, people who consume illegal power also do so through technological means and therefore there is the need for ECG to act quickly.

He therefore called for stiffer punishment for persons who use power illegally in the country.

Source: myjoyonline.com


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