Union calls for transparency in energy levy management

Oil2The government has been asked to ensure that there is transparency and accountability in the management of the energy levy.

The Public Utilities Workers’ Union (PUWU) suggested the opening of a special account into which proceeds from the levy would be lodged.

The Union at its 11th quadrennial delegates’ conference in Kumasi said the account number should also be made public so that every Ghanaian could access it to ascertain how much had been accrued.

Mr. Ato Kwamina Bondzie-Quaye, the General Secretary, additionally, demanded the publication of quarterly statements, detailing how the proceeds had been disbursed.

Everything should be done to make sure that whatever came in was used for the intended purpose.

The three-day meeting was held under the theme, “Efficient and reliable service delivery in the utility sector: the role of stakeholders”.

Mr. Bondzie-Quaye used the event to appeal to the political parties to be responsible in their conduct, saying they needed to make sure that their actions and inactions did not trigger anything untoward.

They should accept to play by the rule of the game to reduce the political temperature.

Again he reminded the security agencies to be vigilant between now and the time of the election – monitor and manage all potential flashpoints.

He said it was important for all stakeholders to do the right things, timely, in order to safeguard the nation’s peace.

Source: GNA

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