The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in Tema Region has initiated legal action against nineteen individuals and businesses for engaging in illegalities and enjoying electricity freely.
The Revenue Protection Manager at the Tema ECG, Mrs. Zita Kyei-Gyamfi disclosed this to the press in Tema on Wednesday, 31st January, 2019.
She said the company would not relent on its effort in pursuing bad nuts in the society who engages in illegal connection by dragging them to court.
It would be recalled that ECG last year discovered that about 40 businesses in Tema had connected power illegally and were enjoying electricity freely.
They include Subin Valley Hotel, Step One Drinking Spot, New York Spot all at Community Seven and T-Havana, an events centre and night club at Community Nine.
Mrs Zita Kyei-Gyamfi explained that the companies had been surcharged adding that some of them had already started paying.
She, however, could not mention the companies and individuals who have been dragged to court by ECG.
Touching on the efforts of the Revenue Protection Units of the company, Mrs Zita Kyei-Gyamfi told the media that ECG was able to recover an amount of GHS GHS2, 242, 940.00 representing 2.247GWh of power which was stolen in 2018 by customers who engaged in wrongdoing.
She said out of the total amount ECG collected GHS 1,794,352.00 with the remaining GHS 448,588 yet to be collected.
Mr Joseph M. Forson, who is the Tema Branch Manager outlined a number successes his outfit chalked in 2018, with support from the media.
He said his outfit did its best by improving on its networks resulting to reliable electricity supply in the region
He added that they also resourced the staff by building their capacity to ensure efficient delivery of services to customers.
Touching on the takeover of ECG by Power Distribution Services(PDS) led by Meralco, Mr Forson, assured that customers would be seeing efficient and quality delivery of service.
“Going forward into the new company, you will see some difference. We’re poised and we’re prepared to deliver excellent and efficient services to our stakeholders,” he said. [www.ghanaweb.com]