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Accra Academy Owes GH₵480k – ECG Justifies School’s Power Disconnection1 min read

Accra Academy Owes GH₵480k – ECG Justifies School’s Power Disconnection<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>


The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has justified its decision to cut power supply to Accra Academy.

The power distributor plunged the school into darkness on Monday night, affecting learning and domestic activities on campus due to arrears.

This inconvenience triggered widespread concern among staff and students.

Speaking on Joy FM, ECG’s External Communications Manager said the school owes approximately GHS480,000 in post-paid electricity bills since July 2023.

According to Laila Abubakari, the company had no choice but to disconnect the school since the development is affecting ECG’s revenue mobilization drive.

She also emphasised that the school will not be reconnected until it meets certain basic requirements in line with the company’s revenue mobilisation drive.

Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Mrs Abubakari explained that one of these requirements is for the school authorities to settle at least 50% of the outstanding bills.

Another solution she proposed would be that “someone has to guarantee for them that payment will be made within the shortest possible time.”

“The problem ECG finds itself in is consistent debt. And every month, our debt profile is different. So we have to be more aggressive because we have bills to pay.

“We have issues so we have to be less compassionate, unfortunately,” she added on the Super Morning Show.

Meanwhile, a staff of the school also expressed worry as to why pre-paid users were also cut off if it was a matter of arrears.

But Mrs Abubakari explained that it was a strange development; adding that her outfit would investigate how that occurred.