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Power Theft Two churches charged with illegal connection of power

The churches involved in the illegal connections were Church of God at Kwapra and Holy Church of the Lord at Kronum.

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Twelve customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Kumasi metropolis of the Ashanti Region have been arrested for power theft.

They were arrested during a revenue mobilisation exercise undertaken by officials of the ECG, in collaboration with the police, including two churches in Kumasi to recover debts owed the company by consumers.

READ MORE: ECG drags 425 defaulting customers to court

The operation which was conducted by the Suame Service Centre of the company was in areas such as Kronum, Afrancho and Kwapra.

 

Briefing the press, the Ashanti Regional Communications Manager of ECG, Erastus Kyere Baidoo, said all those arrested were people who were disconnected for non-payment but reconnected themselves illegally.

He said the offenders were mainly residential users, enterprises and churches.

The churches involved in the illegal connections were Church of God at Kwapra and Holy Church of the Lord at Kronum.

According to him, all the 12 offenders owed collectively GH¢150,000.

READ MORE: ECG busts three entertainment spots for illegal connections

He said in all, the debt owed the company in the region stood in the region of GH¢130million and asked those who were owing to take steps to settle their debts or have their power disconnected.

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