30 Per Cent Of ECG Power Lost Through Thefts — M.D.

The Managing Director of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Rev. William Hutton-Mensah, has appealed to the general public to report any suspected cases of energy theft and other illegal activities to the company for necessary action.

Speaking during the inauguration of a GH¢1.6 million ultra modern office for the Krobo District of ECG here, he expressed worry that about 30 per cent of power supplied was lost through theft and other illegal activities.

He warned that culprits would be dealt with ruthlessly while informants would be duly compensated.

Rev. Hutton- Mensah also appealed to customers to pay their bills fully and promptly to enable the ECG to serve them better.

He said the Krobo District was strategically located to serve seven political districts blay pix 2namely Yilo Krobo, Lower Manya, parts of Asuogyaman, North Tongu, Ho West, Shai Osudoku and Akwapim North.

Rev. Hutton-Mensah said due to the wide geographical spread of the Krobo District, the company was continuously implementing a number of capital investment projects to improve the distribution network.

“We recently completed three major projects involving injection of five units of 100 KVA transformers and low voltage system improvement at Ogome and Abokobi in Yilo Krobo, Menekpo in Manya Krobo and extension of electricity supply to Akrade New Town in Asuogyaman districts,” he said.

Rev. Hutton-Mensah noted that seven similar projects were ongoing at the Akuse township, Adjikpo, Mount Mary Training College and other locations.

He said apart from that the company was carrying out major rehabilitation of the Juapong primary substation which involves upgrading the existing power transformer from five megawatts ampere to two 10 megawatts ampere.

According to him, the Kpong Bulk Supply Point and Asutsuare primary substation were both undergoing comprehensive rehabilitation.

Rev. Hutton-Mensah said, “To enhance operational efficiency, we are constructing modern warehouses in Accra, Tema, Kumasi, Takoradi and Cape Coast to ensure prompt deployment of materials to project sites to improve the network and speed up service delivery.”

He, however, expressed concern that the current generation shortfall and the subsequent load shedding exercise had unduly affected customers and the company.

Rev. Hutton-Mensah promised that in spite of those challenges, the company would do all in its power to improve services to the nation.

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