By Dominic Hlordzi
The Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG is worried about the use of residential electricity meters for commercial purposes.
The practice is said to be common in Tema. Officials of ECG have discovered a Chinese Residence in Tema Community 12 where residential meters are installed but power is used for commercial activities.
During their routine revenue mobilisation exercise, ECG officials uncovered that some individuals have turned their homes into commercial centres though they have residential meters.
“WEALTH IN” a Chinese company in Tema Community 12, which deals in frozen items was caught using a residential meter while operating as a commercial entity. The Tema Regional General Manager of ECG, Mr. Emmanuel Ankomah said “customers who intend to use their residential meters for any form of business must write to notify ECG for proper billing classification to avoid being disconnected.”