By: Benjamin Obeng Antwi
The Electricity Company of Ghana in the Volta Region, has reconnected some institutions that were disconnected on Monday as part of the company’s one month nationwide revenue mobilization exercise after settling their debt.
The company on Monday disconnected, Ho Airport, KFC, GRA and other institutions during the exercise.
In a media briefing, Benjamin Obeng Antwi, the Public Relations Officer of ECG in the Volta Region announced that some institutions have been reconnected after settling their arrears.
“The Ho Airport has made a payment of 100,000 Cedis which is more than what they owed us. KFC also made payment of 123,000 Cedis”.
The Ghana Revenue Authority, GRA, after crunch talks with the company has also settled all arrears for the GRA Regional Office in Ho and the Customs training school at Kpetoe.
We thank these companies for cooperating with this exercise by settling their arrears and also urge other debtors to emulate this patriotic act to enable the company achieve its target.
The company also commends companies like GCB and the National Communication Authority for not owing the company as at the time the revenue officers visited them.
The company has also visited the Ho teaching hospital and Ho municipal hospital who have not paid any bill for over two years. The company has appealed to both hospitals to pay their bills since it’s a sensitive area and carrying out a disconnection might affect a lot of people.
As a company we do not take delight in disconnecting customers as that is mostly the last resort in order to prevent the customer from accruing more debt and to enable the company gather more revenue to keep the electricity supply chain running.
ECG is appealing to all customers to settle their arrears.