ECG disconnects power to GBC, others in Volta Region

675316811_543500The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has cut electricity supply to a number of institutions including the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s (GBC’s) transmission station at Amedzofe for non-payment of electricity bills.

GBC transmission towers at Amedzofe in the Volta region have been taken off the national grid.  The disconnection has taken GBC’s television and radio transmission off air in the Volta region.

The regional secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and some health facilities were also disconnected.

Tigo, Airtel and Glo telecommunication companies also suffered the same fate.

Mr Sylvester Abrefa-Besa, Volta Regional Commercial Manager of ECG said the Company was “forced” to take such an action to retrieve monies owed it.

The GBC owes ECG about 700,000 cedis.

Mr Joseph Mensah Forson, General Manager of ECG, Volta, said the indebtedness of some public and private institutions and individuals was having a negative impact on the Company’s operations and served notice that the Company would not relent in efforts at making defaulters pay for power they have used.

He said a new phase of the campaign would target customers, who were illegally tapping power from the Company.

Last week, ECG reportedly issued final demand notices to some high defaulting individuals and state owned enterprises, threatening to either take legal action against them or disconnect them if they failed to settle all outstanding debts