ECG cuts power to Kumasi Polytechnic

The situation has brought academic work to a standstill while security has been compromised on campus as students are exposed to armed robbery.

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Power supply to Kumasi Polytechnic has been disconnected as the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)demands payment of a three million Ghana cedis debt in tariff, Joy News reports.

Authorities say they would be compelled to close down the school if the condition persists for up to a month.

It is the third time this year that the ECG has had to cut power supply to the polytechnic over unpaid bills.

The National Council for Technical Education has over the years paid utility bills for polytechnics across the country.

Though government directives to Municipal and District Assemblies and state agencies to foot their own bills appears to exempt public educational institutions, it is yet to be followed.

Authorities have so far sent 7, 000 Ghana cedis in two weeks to power emergency generator.

Acting Registrar, Ebenezer Anang Agyei told Joy News’ Ohemeng Tawiah that life on campus is hell.

“The situation is impacting on our core business which is teaching and learning because we do a lot of practical based learning. And that is with the laboratory. The laboratories use electricity to function so while there is no light there, we cannot function,” he said

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