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ECG Begins Mass Disconnection Monday

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is to embark on a mass disconnection exercise on Monday 12 April 2021 to counter high levels of indebtedness by clients.

A statement issued by the company on Friday urged all customers who owe ECG any money to settle their bills to avoid being disconnected.

 

“The Electricity Company of Ghana Limited wishes to inform its cherished customers and the general public that it will be resuming its normal revenue mobilisation exercise effective 12 April 2021,” the ECG statement said.

Below is the full statement:

 

Funding gap

Meanwhile, the Electricity Company of Ghana has said that it needs much more money to enable it to operate effectively.

Speaking at a public forum, the managing director of ECG, Kwame Agyeman-Budu, said this is crucial as the company awaits a tariff adjustment from the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC).

“We need money to do it [improve]. If we get the increase we will love it [but] that will be up to the PURC because, no matter what we propose, they will ultimately decide,” he said.

Agyeman-Budu added: “In terms of distribution, we need support, because we have to do upgrades to make sure the system is sustainable. We don’t wait till something is broken before we fix it. We need additional funds to upgrade our systems at all times.”

Currently, lifeline consumers who are classified as poor and low-income earners pay GHC16 monthly for power consumed and an additional GHC2.13 as a service charge, making a total of roughly GHC18.

Source: Asaaseradio.com

 

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