Koforidua Poly three weeks without electricity

Koforidua-Polytechnic-Jobs-in-Ghana-620x330The Koforidua Polytechnic is still without power, three weeks after the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) cut power supply to the school.

The situation is said to be affecting teaching and administrative work in the school.

The school was disconnected following the institution’s inability to pay some GH¢ 780,000 it owe the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

The Registrar of the Polytechnic, Mr. Mensah-Livingston, in an interview with Citi News said all efforts by the polytechnic to have the power reconnected have proved futile.According to him, the school authorities have met with ECG a number of times but the power has not been restored.

“We met with the Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, who was surprised at ECG’s reluctance to reconnect electricity supply to the polytechnic; we have also met with Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Education Minister  in charge of Tertiary Education who has assured us of having the problem resolved,” Mr Mensah Livingston added.

Mr Mensah-Livingston indicated that, admission of freshmen has ended and the registration of continuing students is expected to start today but he fears the process will be delayed because of the power cut.

A cabinet directive to utility providers demanded that educational and health institutions be exempted from disconnection exercises but ECG is adamant to comply with the directive.

The ECG has been on a rigorous campaign across the country to retrieve all monies owed it by various institutions.

The exercise has seen the disconnection of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation in the Volta Region and the Ho municipal hospital among many others.

source: citifmonline.com