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Bread and Wine restaurant Minister directs ECG to audit Electricity bills of Bread and Wine

Bread and Wine restaurant on Wednesday announced the closure of its services to the general public at the end of March 2016 over what its says are exorbitant electricity bills.

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The Deputy Minister for Power, John Jinapor has directed the Electricity Company of Ghana to audit the electricity bills of Bread and Wine restaurant after visiting the company to address their concerns.

“The meter was changed and the bill went up, and so we would have to find out why it went up. Was it that the previous meter was faulty and was not reading properly or the new meter is reading astronomically. I think that when we do the audit, we can determine that; and so I have directed that the Energy Commission and the ECG do what they call a test , the minister told Accra based told Citi FM after visiting the company.

He added that "they will have a parallel meter alongside the current meter, and that will determine whether first of all, the meter is reading properly.. I am sure by Wednesday we will get the results.”

Bread and Wine restaurant on Wednesday announced the closure of its services to the general public at the end of March 2016 over what its says are exorbitant electricity bills.

 

The company which is located in Osu explained that after receiving couple of electricity bills hovering around 30,000 Ghc/month from ECG, they tried to explain to them [ECG] that "consumption of electricity is impossible."

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the company said: "Dear friends and clients, after receiving couple of electricity ECG bills, 30,000 Ghc/month (7,000 Euros/month), we are sorry to announce that Bread&Wine will close its doors at the end of March 2016.

"We tried to explain to ECG that we are only using our ACs during lunch and diner time, therefore that consumption of electricity is impossible. Their answer was "if you are not happy, go back to your country".

"So it is with a great sadness but a lot of fantastic memories that we took the decision to close down our venue. 
We would like to thanks all of you for being part of our adventure and we hope to see you coming before the final closing."

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