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ECG Disconnects Power To Treasure Island Over GHC380,000 Debt1 min read

ECG Disconnects Power To Treasure Island Over GHC380,000 Debt<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) cut power supply to the Musahamat Banana Farm in Aveyime and Treasure Island Hotel in Ada on Thursday (13 July 2023) over non-payment of debt.

The farm business, which is under the Ada District of the Tema Region of ECG, owes the power distributor GHC219,184.42, while Treasure Island Hotel owes GHC379,775.95.

ECG has launched an aggressive revenue mobilisation drive to shore up its dwindling finances. The two-month-long campaign is to ensure that no customer of ECG has unpaid debt.

“The intention is that once customers have consumed electricity, they must be ready to pay for it in a bid not to build debt,” said Sakyiwaa Mensah, ECG spokesperson for Tema Region.

Operation Zero

In other developments, the Aveyime Irrigation Project was also disconnected over a debt of GHC63,801.22 and the Ada Technical Institute was disconnected over its indebtedness of GHC71,102.11 to the electricity distributor.

“The Operation Zero campaign has many of the staff of ECG deployed to the field, visiting customers, ensuring debts are being paid, monitoring meters to ensure their integrity, checking on other ECG installations as well as customer education on ECG going cashless and how to use its mobile app, the Power App,” Mensah said, adding: “There is, however, a lean presence of staff available in all offices, overseeing to customers who may visit the offices for additional services.”

The utility company advises customers and the general public to allow its staff access to all meters on customers’ premises.

Customers and the general public are also advised to ensure that all possible payments are made with mobile money or debit cards to ECG, as the company is doing cashless transactions.

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