Power has been restored to the Koforidua Polytechnic after the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), took them off disconnected from the national grid for owing over eight hundred thousand cedis.
For about a month, the school was running on generating plants. The disconnection also formed part of moves by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to reclaim all debts owed it by customers especially state institutions.
Management of the school resorted to bank loans to settle part of the debt. The Registrar of the Koforidua Polytechnic, Mensah Livingston, told Citi News they were reconnected after paying about 60,000 Cedis.“There was pressure on the polytechnic to pay something to get reconnected so we have managed to get 60,000 to pay to them. This however fell short of the Ghc100,000 that they were demanding,” he explained.
Mr. Livingston added that management will work to comply with a recommendation by the Regional Minister to ensure it pays the monthly recurrent bills to avert a future occurrence.
Meanwhile, the Kumasi polytechnic which was also disconnected over its indebtedness has also been reconnected.
The school’s Registrar, Annan Agyei, who failed to disclose the details of a payment plan however told Citi News his outfit will later on Wednesday meet officials of ECG to sign an agreement on a payment plan.
“We have gone to renegotiate with them by promising a payment plan to help reduce the debt…what we agreed with them will take some time because we can only get the monies unless the students are billed,” he explained.