The Accra West Region of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has retrieved GH¢4,032,855.00 from illegal power consumers
The total amount of money retrieved translated into 3,801.726 kilowatts hour (
The Accra West Regional General Manager,
Illegal power connection remains one of the biggest challenges facing the ECG in the country.
System losses by the company
A special court has been designated
As part of its efforts to reduce the incidents,
“We have formed a special revenue protection task force whose duty is to inspect meters installed in the region and audit the authenticity of the
The result of the consistent monitoring by the task force is the retrieval of the money, which the company would otherwise have lost,” he explained.
The manager condemned power theft activities saying it had negative effects on the company’s operations.
The manager, therefore, urged the public to desist from such acts and rather
For his part, the Accra West Revenue Protection Manager of ECG, Ebenezer Yao Fiador, entreated the public to volunteer information on illegal activities.
“We are collaborating with the security agencies and constantly revising our revenue protection tactics to stay ahead of the criminals,” he said.
The Accra West Region of the ECG has seven operational districts. They are Kaneshie, Korle Bu, Dansoman, Ablekuma, Nsawam, Bortianor and Achimota District.