ECG clamps down on illegal power users in North Kaneshie

Officials of ECG diconnecting a meter in one of the houses visited at North Kaneshie (2)The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) carried out a house-to-house disconnection exercise at the North Kaneshie District of the company last weekend.

During the exercise which was carried out by the technical staff of Loss Control Unit and the Power Queens Club of the ECG, 60 out of 150 homes of customers were disconnected for illegally connecting meters and using power wrongfully.

Speaking to The Ghanaian Times after the exercise, Mrs. Rosemond Asamoah Frimpong, President of the club, and Mr. Eric Asante, the Public Relations Manager of Accra West District, said the exercise was important because most of the customers had their power connected through a ‘bypass’ instead of using the main meters of the ECG.

They said, the culprits had been summoned to report to the ECG office to settle their bills after which they would be processed for court.

They said, unless the culprits pay the various amount involved, power would remain disconnected.

They advised the general public to desist from tempering with the meters or have themselves to be blame.

“Illegal connections have brought a great loss to the company, making it difficult for it to accrue enough revenue to purchase equipment for rehabilitation of obsolete machines.

By Daniel Amoo

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