Pulse.com.gh logo

Defaulters ECG begins mass disconnections of debtors

The exercise which began today, June 20 is in anticipation of a privatisation of the company.

  • Published:
Electricity Company of Ghana play

Electricity Company of Ghana

The national power distributor, Electricity Company of Ghana, has begun a nationwide disconnection exercise in a bid to recover debts owed by its customers.

The exercise which began today, June 20 is in anticipation of a privatisation of the company.

Government currently owes ECG GHC950 million while private individuals owe GH¢650 million, making a total of about GHC1.6 billion.

Bemoaning the effects of the debt situation on operations, General Secretary of the Public Utilities Workers Union said the outstanding debts are crippling their operations.

READ MORE: Privatization of ECG Government begins evaluation of ECG assets

“The outstanding debts coupled with the continuous consumption of power by government ministries, agencies and departments and other institutions are seriously affecting the revenue generation of the company.

“As a trading concern, the fact that about 40% of our monthly billings are constantly not paid by these high consumers is aggravating the financial crisis of the company. As workers, we have exercised a lot of restraint and caution but have come to the realization that some drastic action needs to be taken to resolve this matter once and for all. Accordingly, we urge all consumers to take note that we are going to embark on massive disconnection exercise beginning June 20 to claim our monies,”
he said.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Police arrest 6 Menzgold customers trying to lock up Zylofon officebullet
2 How to create a verified PayPal account Learn how to create a verified...bullet
3 Capemay Properties unveils 209 Signature Apartmentsbullet
4 How to write a memo How to write a memo like a probullet
5 Investment banks in Ghana Top 5 investment banks in Ghana and...bullet
6 1D1F: Nana Addo commissions diaper making factory in Bortianorbullet
7 Don’t pay victims of financial scams; it sends bad signals-...bullet
8 PR Dear Menzgold customers, here are 8 key things about...bullet
9 How to create an NGO in Ghana How to register and start...bullet
10 Menzgold suspends online trading; ask staff to go on...bullet

Top Videos

1 Former Capital Bank staff grills pork for survivalbullet
2 Forbes 2018 Africa's billionaires rich listbullet
3 New Phone Nokia’s MWC 2018 Event in Under 10 Minutesbullet